Creating an ESSA Accountability Plan Without Re-Creating Another NCLB
New York State is making every attempt to include whomever wants to be involved in the creation of the Every State Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability plan. A series of facilitated engagement sessions across the state, an online survey and an all-day retreat of the entire board facilitated by Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute and Scott Marion, Center for Assessment.
Almost seven hours of discussion, a working lunch, with another session next Tuesday after the scheduled regents meeting.
Read a couple of hundred pages of supporting documents here.
Read my live-time tweets from the meeting at #edinthepple
Under the new law, ESSA, each state must construct an accountability plan, which means, within the confines of the law, select indicators, including but not limited to standardized test scores that will identify the lowest 5% of schools.
An overriding question: proficiency (only giving credit for a fixed point, a score) versus growth (progress for last year to this year) – how do combine the two concepts?
The entire board wants to include equity, how do you define and measure equity?
How many indicators do you want to identify? Remember, you must include standardized test scores.