Finding Evidence for ESSA
A new website developed at Johns Hopkins University aims to provide insights into K–12 reading and math programs. The website gives up-to-date information to help education leaders better understand how these programs compare under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Short-Term Impact of $3 Billion School Improvement Grants: Zilch; Long-Term Impact: TBD
A hefty study commissioned by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and written by researchers at Mathematica has examined the impact of School Improvement Grants (SIGs) and found that implementing a SIG-funded model "had no impact on math or reading test scores, high school graduation or college enrollment."
New Virginia Department of Education Website Communicates Quality of Schools
The Virginia Department of Education worked with AIS Network to develop a website that captures report card data and puts it into context that is meaningful and useful for parents, students and the general public.