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Imagine A World With An ESSA Statute—But No Accountability Regulations

The possible end of Every Student Succeeds Act accountability rules could have profound consequences for schools around the country.

For much of the past year, state chiefs, district leaders, civil rights advocates, and others focused intently on trying to influence the shape of those rules, issued to govern ESSA state plans and school accountability. Such rules set the timeline for how schools are rated, measuring “consistently underperforming” students, and other key issues.