The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is working on drafting the Every Student Succeeds Act state plan. Following a series of stakeholder sessions over the past few months, PDE is now asking for feedback from the general public. We’re asking you to help provide feedback directly to PDE.
PDE is considering some very broad topics for inclusion in the state plan. At this point, PMEA is not staking a postion on any of these suggestions because they are vague and not part of the state plan yet. However, we’re asking for you to provide feedback directly to PDE on your thoughts on these topics.
Below you will see several topics PDE is considering. We’d like you to review these topics and think about the value of each suggestion as well as how the suggestion could be implemented. You can email your responses directly to PDE at RA-edESSA@pa.gov They have assured us they are reading these emails and taking all feedback into account.
AREAS FOR FEEDBACK
Future Ready PA Index – a proposed tool to measure school success
•Increased weight on growth in test scores versus point-in-time achievement
•Local options for additional assessments
•Career ready indicators and meaningful postsecondary student engagement
•More holistic measures of student success
•Measures of both inputs (i.e., course offerings) and outcomes (achievement scores)