As the reauthorization process continues for a next generation Elementary and Secondary Education Act, we urge Members of Congress in both the House and Senate to continue to work together on collaborative solutions to transform K-12 education with personalized, competency-based learning pathways for every student. Passage of the bill out of the committee today is an important first step to a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
iNACOL’s work with state and district leaders throughout the country has identified essential building blocks for a new law supporting the success and achievement of all U.S. students and schools, including:
- fixing accountability and developing systems of assessments with validity and reliability that takes into account better analysis of individual student growth and multiple measures of learning, including a pilot to enable innovation and competency-based approaches;
- rethinking federal policies on educator preparation, credentialing and professional development to prepare …