Michael Kirst

Professor of Education, Emeritus at Stanford University

New Federal And State Policies: Implications For Researchers and Data Systems
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


CERAS Learning Hall

Free and Open to the public

In this seminar, Michael Kirst will discuss the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the CA overhaul of accountability based on local control of education policy. The federal law requires multiple measures for accountability, including some with state choice. Data bases for English learners will change significantly. Federal requirements for Teacher evaluation will be deregulated significantly. State assessments are all over the place and will be hard to summarize. California is building an integrated federal /state/local accountability system that includes 23 metrics, primarily for local use in local control accountability plans (LCAP) that focus on improving budget strategy. Longitudinal data bases from the past will be difficult to integrate with these policy shifts.