- Requesting more broad definitions for indicators states can use to measure school quality and student success, including access to the arts at all grade levels.
- Opposing the continued requirement that states rate schools using a single summative categorical rating.
- Advocating for added language clarifying that academic interventions should not result in loss of access to music instruction.
- Requesting measures of access be used in school improvement plans.
The full comments are available here.
Additionally, Lamar Alexander, chair of the Senate education committee, has been critical of the timeline for implementation of accountability requirements and has also expressed concerns about other regulatory language regarding ESSA.