Center on Education Policy Newsletter
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober, Maria Ferguson
Published: December 5, 2019
The report is the final in a series that examines state and district efforts to implement the ESSA evidence requirements, and includes observations and recommendations from educators, researchers, and policy-influencers convened by CEP in July 2019. The report highlights how district and state officials executed these new requirements and includes recommended actions for key stakeholders aimed at improving educators’ access to and understanding of school improvement research.
Author(s): Maria Ferguson
Published: September 23, 2019
Although the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state and local leaders more authority and flexibility to select school improvement strategies, the law's evidence-based requirements also presents new challenges around access and capacity. CEP's Executive Director explains how state and local leaders are managing. Read the column here.
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober
Published: August 27, 2019
This report, based on interviews with officials from five school districts, explores how districts are implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act’s requirements to use evidence-based interventions to improve low-performing schools. The report also includes some recommendations for making research more accessible to educators.
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Kensie Tanner, Matthew Braun
Published: July 15, 2019
This report is based on information gathered from state education agencies regarding the number of schools in each state that received an accountability designation in SY 2018-19 in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act’s requirements. This report was updated in July 2019 to include newly reported numbers for Oklahoma and to correct the number of identified schools in Georgia and Louisiana.
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Nancy Kober, Matthew Braun
Published: April 29, 2019
This report, based on interviews with officials from seven state departments of education, explores state efforts to assist local educators with selecting evidence-based interventions to improve low-performing schools. The report also contains some recommendations for making research more accessible to educators.
Author(s): Matthew Frizzell, Diane Stark Rentner, and Nancy Kober
Published: February 8, 2018
A special report in the Planning for Progress series, this report highlights states’ efforts to share assessment results with principals, teachers, and parents. The report is based on responses to a 2017 survey that asked state education leaders about efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, as well as other CEP research, including teacher focus groups and national surveys of teacher and district leaders.
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner, Matthew Frizzell, and Nancy Kober
Published: December 11, 2017
Based on a fall 2017 survey of officials from 45 state education agencies, this report highlights early state efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The report highlights states’ views on ESSA’s shift in control from the federal government to states and school districts regarding accountability and school improvement activities; stakeholder involvement in state plan development; state capacity to implement ESSA requirements; and the U.S. Department of Education’s assistance in implementing ESSA. The report also addresses the impact of the proposed elimination of Title II-A funding, and support among states for a federal private school voucher program using ESSA funds.