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- ESSA calls for serious consultation from teachers,
principals, school board members and others in crafting new
accountability plans. How is your state handling that
- The new law allows states to ditch policies that tie teacher
evaluations to student test scores. Is your state sticking with
its evaluation plan anyway?
- States must include at least one non-academic factor in their
new ESSA accountability systems. What will they pick and why?
- States now get to decide how to intervene in low-performing
schools. What strategies will they try and what kind of results
will they get, compared with the federally-dictated models?
- States no longer have the same federal incentive to stick
with the Common Core standards. How many of them will decide to
stay the course anyway?