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Number of Low-Performing Schools by State in Three Categories (CSI, TSI, and ATSI), School Year 2018-19-July 2019 Update

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.

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State Leader Interviews: How States are Responding to ESSA’s Evidence Requirements for School Improvement

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.

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Planning for Progress: After the Tests: How States Share Assessment Data

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.

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Planning for Progress: States Reflect on Year One Implementation of ESSA

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.

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