The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 [www.ed.gov/essa] focuses on “the clear goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers.” State accountability systems are a crucial part of the effort; they must focus on clear, intuitive annual ratings that measure all schools fairly and encourage schools to focus on all students, not just low performers. States are already taking full advantage of the new flexibility to expand into multiple accountability measures, including a renewed focus on sophisticated non-academic measures.
Scantron is committed to supporting your approach to ESSA and holistic multi-metric accountability by:
- Delivering assessments that focus on performance for all
- Demonstrating improvements via multiple measures, such as school climate survey results, student growth over time, increased high school graduation rates, and other measures.
- Expanding your summative environment and use innovative options to combine multiple measures delivered throughout the year.
- Expanding multi-metric flexibility to include non-academic measures such as student engagement, school climate, teacher engagement, and more.