With the expanded control ESSA gives state and local leaders to set education standards, it is important for states to remain committed to keeping the bar high for students.
College remediation, coursework covering material that should have been mastered in high school, costs families and taxpayers about $1.3 billion each year
Want to learn more about your state's academic standards?
This interactive map can help you find out what your states' standards are.
Many states have an "Honesty Gap" between the information available to parents and how students are actually performing.
Educators for High Standards's website has valuable information for teachers about what ESSA is as well as a host of resources sorted by topic.