January 2019

Achieving ESSA Goals Requires Investment in the Early Years

Your state has goals for performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Do you know what they are?  As an early childhood advocate you may well not, as all of the goals are based on standardized assessments given to children in third grade and up. But you should, because chances are those state goals are out of reach for your state unless it puts more focus on early learning.