Will ESSA encourage states to consider gifted students' achievement?
from Education Week
The vast majority of states don't give their schools much of an incentive to bolster achievement for the most advanced students, according to a report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a think tank in Washington. In fact, just four states have accountability systems that the think tank deemed "praiseworthy" when it comes to focusing on these students. Those states include: Arkansas, Ohio, Oregon and South Carolina. Part of the problem: Only a small handful of states — Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho and Oregon — base half of a school's rating on improving performance for all students.
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