Washington, D.C., (October 26, 2016) – Today, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) released a new report: Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning.
Under the new federal K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have a historic opportunity to transform K-12 education toward personalized, student-centered learning. This law represents a marked shift in federal control to states, presenting state and local stakeholders with important opportunities and flexibilities to redefine student success and the goals of the United States education system.
Maria Worthen, iNACOL Vice President for Federal and State Policy, said, “For the first time in decades, states have the opportunity to engage communities in redefining student success and reimagining the future of K-12 education under ESSA.”
Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “The recommendations in this report provide a roadmap for state policymakers to support innovative educators and leaders to close achievement gaps and take advantage of opportunities and flexibilities under ESSA through personalized, competency-based education.”
This report provides recommendations for state policymakers to support local and statewide efforts to transform student learning in K-12 education through personalized, competency-based learning. Taken as a whole, the recommendations in this report present a comprehensive state policy approach to support student-centered learning.
Download a full copy of Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning here.
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.