Pennsylvania is using ESSA to take a different approach to assessing schools

There is a lot of debate in if and how to use testing in assessing students and schools. Pennsylvania has a solution, check it out in this story from Newsworks.

For those in theTL;DR category: The goal is to use more non-testing metrics to evaluate schools through a new index called the “Future Ready PA Index.” The administration also has a goal to end the number comparisons between schools, something I am guilty of and a practice in which many disagree.