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: