ESSA equity review from the National Urban League

A new report from the National Urban League assesses how well Consolidated State Plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act fulfill 12 equity indicators. Of the 37 states included in the analysis, 9 were rated excellent, 20 were rated sufficient, and 9 were rated poor. The report further breaks down the ratings across the 12 indicators:

  1. Ambitious academic goals and indicators for all students and subgroups: 25 excellent, 12 sufficient
  2. Including subgroup performance in school ratings: 9 excellent, 16 sufficient, 12 poor
  3. Supports and interventions for struggling schools: 4 excellent, 19 sufficient, 14 poor
  4. Resource equity measurements: 11 excellent, 19 sufficient, 7 poor
  5. Educator equity: 3 excellent, 31 sufficient, 3 poor
  6. Stakeholder engagement: 22 excellent, 11 sufficient, 4 poor
  7. Breaking school-to-prison pipeline: 6 excellent, 31 sufficient
  8. Equitable access to early childhood learning: 23 excellent, 9 sufficient, 5 poor
  9. Equitable implementation of college and career standards: 29 excellent, 8 sufficient
  10. Learning outside school time: 5 excellent, 30 sufficient, 2 poor
  11. Equitable access to high-quality curricula: 20 excellent, 16 sufficient, 1 poor
  12. Clear reporting and transparent data systems: 16 excellent, 20 sufficient, and 1 poor.

Report cards for each state are available at the No Ceilings on Success website.

 

Source: National Urban League. (2019). Standards of equity and excellence: A lens on ESSA state plansNew York, NY: Author.

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