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Title: The Transition to ESSA: State and District Approaches to Implementing Title I and Title II-A in 2017-18
Description: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) retained certain K-12 schooling federal requirements under prior law while shifting many decisions to states and districts. This report, based on national surveys administered in 2018, describes state and district policies and practices in the law’s core areas of content standards and assessments, identification of and support for low-performing schools, and educator effectiveness (Title I and II-A). The report also compares the policies and practices in 2018 to 2014, prior to ESSA. Between 2014 and 2018, most states made few substantive changes to their content standards while broadening the measures used to identify low-performing schools and increasingly using performance data to support effective teaching. Districts increasingly provided supports to implement state content standards, and a larger share of districts reported specific improvement activities in their low-performing schools in 2018 compared to 2014. Districts also increasingly used performance measures such as evaluation results to identify and support low-performing teachers.
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Cover Date: December 2020
Web Release: December 8, 2020
Publication #: NCEE 2021002
Center/Program: NCEE
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Type of Product: Evaluation Report
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Evaluation Report, please contact:
Erica Johnson.