How Are States Including English Language Proficiency in ESSA Plans

Research Report

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has ushered in an era of renewed focus on English learners (ELs) in states’ accountability systems.

Under ESSA, states are now required to develop an English language proficiency (ELP) indicator that must be included in the statewide accountability system and must apply to all schools and districts. This brief, a collaboration between Achieve and UnidosUS, examines how states are including the ELP indicator in their statewide accountability systems.


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