A Path Forward: Recommendations for ESEA Reauthorization to Support Improvements in Assessment and Accountability
Starting a Discussion on How Federal Policy Can Better Support Innovation to Increase Student Learning Opportunities
Here at the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, we think a lot about the multiple factors involved in promoting student learning through more meaningful state assessment and accountability systems. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the current authorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is the most significant influence on contemporary state assessment and accountability. We believe a number of changes to ESEA could help promote innovation, restore balance, and improve outcomes.