Check State Plans

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have been given a unique and important opportunity to shape and customize a plan that advances educational opportunities in bold and innovative ways for all students.

The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems that are rooted in the following principles:

  • Set the bar high for what students need to know and understand;
  • Focus on closing the achievement gap in math and English;
  • Ensure that parents and communities have access to meaningful data;
  • Have a real plan for helping those schools that have been historically failing.

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