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Most States Plan To Use Student Absences To Measure School Success

Under the new federal education law, states get a say in how they measure "student success or school quality." Many states plan to use chronic absence.
Source: Sara Wong for NPR

How do you judge how good a school is? Test scores? Culture? Attendance?

In the new federal education law (the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA) states are asked to use five measures of student success. The first four are related to academics — like annual tests and graduation rates. The fourth measures proficiency of English language learners.

The fifth is the wild card

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