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ESSA: Concerns about school climate as an accountability measure

Source:  National Initiative for Transforming Student & Learning Supports

Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) brings with it concerns and issues about what will and should be done to ensure that every student succeeds. One focus is on improving how accountability is assessed. School accountability is a policy tool with extraordinary power to reshape schools - for good and for bad. Systems are driven by accountability measures. This is particularly so under "reform" conditions.