Cook-Harvey CM, Darling-Hammond L, Lam L, Mercer C, Roc M. 2016. Equity and ESSA: Leveraging educational opportunity through the Every Student Succeeds Act. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute, 26 pp.
Annotation: This report for educators, researchers, policy influencers, and advocates examines provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can be used to advance equity and excellence in education for all students. The report reviews the provisions in the following four areas: higher-order skills for all students, multiple measures to assess school performance and progress, resource equity, and equity strategies and evidence-based interventions. Topics include standards and learning goals, assessments, opportunities to learn, school climate and student inclusion, equitable access to effective teaching, reporting school expenditures and tracking inequities, state plans' focus on equity, incentives for equitable funding approaches, how equity policy can leverage successes for new immigrant students, school improvement funding, early childhood education, community schools, and integration and school diversity.
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Keywords: Academic achievement, Barriers, Educational change, Equal opportunities, Intervention, Legislation, Low income groups, Measures, Public education, Resource allocation, Students, Systems development, Thinking, Underserved communities, Vulnerability