Module 7: How School Performance Is Determined

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Module Overview: Welcome to Module 7: How School Performance Is Determined. This module will provide information on the laws, formulas, and structures that control how school performance is assessed in the U.S. education system.  It will also explain the importance of parental advocacy for their child’s education and advise on how School Liaisons and parents can use information on school performance to promote parental engagement in their community.

Learning Objectives: Through this module, School Liaisons will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), including the assessment and accountability measures.
  • Explain how to share the major components of the public reporting requirements with families and help them use the data to support their child’s education.
  • Describe the benefits of parental engagement and strategies for assisting families.

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