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A recent report has been presented to the Georgia Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Working committees titled, “Comparisons and Systems Research of States’ Accountability Measures.” The report by UGA’s Dr. Richard Welsh, of the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy compares accountability models state by state for 5 southeastern states and 5 additional high performing states based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Click here to read the full report.   Welsh Preliminary Report Abstract The purpose of this study is to provide a state-by-state comparison of accountability models to inform the work of Georgia’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) working committees. In this preliminary report, Georgia’s accountability model, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), is compared to a select group of Southeastern (Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia) and high-performing – based on the National