Report

Advancing Educational Equity for Underserved Youth

By Staff from David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

How New State Accountability Systems Can Support School Inclusion and Student Success

LPI

The Learning Policy Institute recently published a brief titled, “Advancing Educational Equity for Undeserved Youth: How New State Accountability Systems Can Support School Inclusion and Student Success,” written by Jessica Cardichon & Linda Darling-Hammond.

This brief highlights educational equity and Social Emotional Learning. This piece examines the current accountability systems on the state-level, paying specific attention to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

This piece argues that on the state-level, administration can work to track suspension and expulsion rates, incentivize schools to improve school climate, monitor attendance and chronic absenteeism, use an extended-year graduation rate, and measure completion of college-ready courses of study to promote social emotional learning.

Read and download the full report here.

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