ESSA │1. Long-Term Goals
In this section, SEAs set long-term goals for three required areas: academic achievement, graduation rate, and English language proficiency. SEAs may include additional long-term goals outside these areas. For each goal identified, the ESSA plan must include a description of how the goals were developed, a timeline for meeting the goals, and baseline data (i.e., starting point data) and measurements of interim progress for all students as well as separately for each student subgroup.
AIR works with schools, districts, and states to help them set priorities and develop goals to improve outcomes and then plan and monitor implementation of progress toward those goals. Our Co-Interpretation process helps clients understand and interpret data within a larger collaborative needs assessment that uses the power of data and client experience to make decisions about what matters most. The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders offers several resources for SEAs around planning, communicating, and executing Equitable Access Plans including tools for setting long-term and interim goals, and identifying leading indicators of success.