September 24, 2017 | Education Week

Inside ESSA Plans: How Are States Looking Beyond Test Scores?

Chronic absenteeism and college-and-career readiness, on the other hand, are a lot easier to calcuate, even though states are defining and measuring them in all sorts of different ways.

“States are choosing measures that they have the ability to measure in the near term rather than adding things in without a clear plan to correct and report on those measures,” said Terra Wallin, who worked on ESSA as a career staffer at the U.S. Department of Education and is now a consultant with Education First.  

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