What does success look like at your school?

It's a fact: You can't measure the success of a school based on standardized test results alone.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows educators, parents, and students to set additional, more meaningful indicators of success for their school—things like robust arts and athletics programs, full-time counselors, rigorous AP classes, and engaging electives.
By setting specific performance criteria for your school, you let lawmakers know what kind of help your school needs to reach its full potential.

Setting goals for your school

ESSA requires that performance goals be based on a thorough needs assessment. To make it easier, we created the Opportunity Audit, a downloadable assessment and guide with step-by-step instructions for:

  • Building an Audit Team
  • Engaging the community
  • Identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Setting specific, achievable goals

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