How each state is handling ESSA is a challenging, ever-changing world that can be incredibly time-consuming to manage. To help find the pertinent information on ESSA, Acumen has compiled a list of key resources. Below is a list of each state’s ESSA website, and their current ESSA plan document.
We, at Acumen Partners, have had the opportunity to work with many talented people across all walks of life and industry. Our team has been associated with many great organizations. Recently, we have had conversations with senior leaders from across various business landscapes and have discussed the challenges executives and their sales teams face in achieving their primary revenue goals. This challenge, as we all know, is nothing new! Revenue Challenges come at different times within an organization and often wear different cloaks.
Steven RowleyAligning Your Revenue Goals with Sales Objectives
It’s a big issue! ESSA establishes a very high threshold defining what schools can now assert as “evidence” to support product purchases. Anecdotal success stories are out. Soft research beefed up with marketing jargon won’t pass muster. Strong alignment with rigorously performed theoretical work is now the minimum starting point and no longer the key to school funding.
So…how big of a problem is “Evidence” to you as ESSA takes full effect this fall?
Short of clear ESSA Rules & Regulations being available to soften the blow, the definition of “Evidence” as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act is the minimum standard that legislators, educators, and commercial partners must meet.
Here are a few obsolete “NCLB” data strategies that every vendor must rethink:
Steven RowleyESSA UPDATE: Are ESSA’s New Evidence Requirements a Hard Stop for You?
As the new administration settled into their seats in Washington DC, President Trump and Sec. DeVos made many announcements regarding shifting priorities for the Federal Department of Education. Headlines have included significant changes to school choice, accountability, funding eligibility, the status of the Common Core, etc.
Whether you are a vendor or an educator, whether you favor the Trump/DeVos pronouncements or not, the real question you should be asking is: Can they do that? Can the White House and the DOE actually make all the changes they are announcing?
Steven RowleyESSA UPDATE: Impact of Executive Orders On ESSA Roll-Out