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Interactive Map: Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real

State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

The use of multiple measures in statewide school accountability and improvement systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers states, districts, and schools the chance to gather and respond to information that is meaningfully connected to student opportunity and success. As states, districts, and schools implement ESSA, policymakers, educators, parents, community-based organizations and other education stakeholders can use the information from these systems to improve their efforts to ensure that students furthest from opportunity can graduate from high school fully prepared for college, career, and civic engagement.