The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in late 2015 by President Barack Obama. The goal of the act is to reduce the federal role in the education policies of states while ensuring accountability. ESSA gives states and school districts more flexibility to create their own accountability systems and interventions for struggling schools. ESSA constitutes a revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. ESEA which was passed in 1965.
ESSA requires testing of students in grades three through eight, and once in high school. Test results are used to assess school performance and show state assessment data by the five major racial/ethnic subgroups; gender; disability; English proficiency; migrant/bilingual status; and economic standing.
Results are a required part of the “Report Card” for schools The report cards also include data on school demographics; teacher qualifications; graduation and dropout rates for secondary students; and school improvement status.
These school report cards are produced and managed by the state of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). As with many state and federal programs, information is often labeled with acronyms. See the list of acronyms and their meanings.
These report cards can provide educators, parents and the general public with important information about how the Longview Schools are performing on state tests. Please select a school name to access their OSPI School Report Card.