The Basics: What You Need to Know About ESSA and Student Assessment
- Each state education agency (SEA), in consultation with local education agencies (LEAs), is required to develop and implement a set of high-quality student academic assessments in mathematics, reading or language arts, and science.
- Not less than 95 percent of all students, or 95 percent of all students in each subgroup, who are enrolled in public schools must be assessed.
- Alternative assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities must not exceed 1 percent of the total number of students in the state who are assessed in each subject.
- States must annually measure all English learners’ progress toward English-language proficiency.
- Click here for a graphic organizer showing when tests are to be administered;
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