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ESSA Accountability Technical Manual

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) challenges state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) to improve student outcomes by addressing the student-, teacher-, and school-level factors that drive achievement gains.

The purpose of the technical manual is to document key details of critical components of New Mexico’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) accountability system. Each section includes descriptions of relevant 1) methodology; 2) business rules; 3) definitions; and 4) internal decisions that impact the component.

The information is used to create an ESSA (or index) score which helps to identify schools that are doing well overall and schools that may need extra support to improve.

Accountability Technical Manual