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December 14, 2016

Equity and ESSA: Using ESSA and the New Regulations to Advance Educational Opportunity

The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this video belong solely to the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the perspective of the Learning Policy Institute.


  • Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, CORE-PACE Research Partnership, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Livia Lam, Senior Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
  • Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) held a webinar on using the Every Student Succeeds Act and its accompanying regulations to advance equity and educational opportunity. Designed for state policymakers and education stakeholders, the webinar focused on how states can effectively design multiple-measure accountability systems to assess overall school performance and progress—including gaps in student performance—and drive evidence-based interventions and continuous improvement across all schools and for all students.

Presenters described the opportunities and requirements under ESSA, including within the U.S. Department of Education’s accountability regulations, and share findings from LPI, the Alliance, and the CORE-PACE Research Partnership that detail how multiple measures can be a strategic tool to advance equity and deeper learning in the nation’s schools without masking the performance of student subgroups.