January 2018 Report
Accountability and School Supports
ESSA created the opportunity for states to rethink their accountability systems and redefine how to hold schools and districts accountable for student performance. What shifts are being made, and how are states incorporating a wider variety of school quality measurements? Our new 50-State Comparison: States’ School Accountability Systems provides a national overview of current state accountability systems, and looks at the changes states are making in their ESSA plans.
Some states, such as Connecticut, Michigan and Vermont, have included physical education in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans. Healthy, active students are more likely to attend school, which also can support efforts to reduce chronic absenteeism, says Carly Wright of SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators.