The Quality Counts 2017 report provides an in-depth review and analysis of what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act’s implementation, along with state-by-state grades for how the nation’s schools are faring on a range of educational measures.
In addition to original reporting on the implementation of the new law in this post election environment, Quality Counts 2017: Under Construction—Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation includes original Education Week Research Center survey data on teacher and administrator perceptions of the new law. District leaders weighed in on their priorities for implementing the new law, while teachers shared their views about which “non-academic” factor should be included in state accountability systems and how those factors should be assessed.
Quality Counts 2017 also features the report’s hallmark report card on the state of education for the nation and states. This year, the Education Week Research Center issues overall summative grades, as well as scores in each of the three categories that comprise the report’s grading rubric: Chance-for-Success, School Finance, and K-12 Achievement. The nation receives an overall grade of C on its 2017 report card, with a score of 74.2 out of a possible 100 points, nearly identical to the 74.4 the nation posted a year ago.
Resources available at the edweek.org website include:
- The full Quality Counts 2017 report, including in-depth reporting on ESSA’s impact on states and districts.
- State and National Highlights Reports assess each state’s performance on key indicators, including information not available in the print edition of Quality Counts 2017
- Interactive map and report card for delving into Quality Counts’ signature grading rubric
- ESSA Video Explainer, in which Education Week unpacks the details of the new law and what it means for schools, educators, and students.