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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states the flexibility to chart their own paths about how to meet the requirements of the legislation. With plans due to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017, schools will soon need to provide data about student performance to feed reporting mandates.
There is nothing we love more here at Forecast5, than hearing about how our clients are using our product suite to optimize resources, create opportunities, save money and increase organizational performance. These stories truly inspire our team to keep doing what we are doing. Every month we plan on celebrating a few of the success stories Forecast5 clients have shared with us.
High school standardized test scores can be an important element in measuring student achievement as well as college and career readiness. However, depending on the exam and the timeframe within which it is taken, the results may leave little time to benefit students with remediation or corrective strategies.
One common thread that every good story has imbedded into it is context. Without context, it doesn’t make sense as to why Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods, why Peter Pan never ages, or what Harry Potter’s deal is. Context provides depth and a frame of reference to an otherwise flat story.
As a sports fan, I enjoy the common debate over who is the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. Sports is a unique situation in that often times athletes do not have the luxury to choose who they are compared to. Performance, standards, history and experience are not always accounted for when making such comparisons.