PACE Event

Making Students Visible

Comparing Different Student Subgroup Sizes for Accountability

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, California state policymakers are tasked with determining the subgroup threshold for school-level reporting. To inform this decision, this policy brief explores the implications of utilizing various subgroup sizes using data from the CORE Districts. The authors find that the 20+ subgroup size presents clear advantages in terms of the number of students represented, particularly in making historically underserved student populations visible.

Speakers include:

  • Noah Bookman, Chief Solutions Officer, Education Analytics
  • Joe Witte, Quantitative Research Manager, PACE

Moderated by Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, PACE