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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives state boards of education a new opportunity to evaluate, improve and align policies aimed at enhancing student learning and achievement. This series of NASBE policy updates highlights the importance of consistency across policies to ensure effective, efficient learning systems and successful ESSA implementation. It reintroduces the NASBE Standards-Based Leadership Framework, which places learning standards at the center of state education systems where it becomes the lens through which state boards view policy development.

Also from this series:


Accountability in a Standards-Based Learning System

Measures in a Standards-Based Learning System

Student Expectations in a Standards-Based Learning System

Professional Development in a Standards-Based Learning System

Materials in a Standards-Based Learning System

Curriculum in a Standards-Based Learning System

New Windows of Opportunity Thanks to ESSA



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