Missouri’s Report Card and ESSA Requirements
Missouri has spent more than $6 billion in 2019 on public education.
Do we know what we are getting for our money? How well are our schools performing? Which schools are performing better than others?
Dr. Susan Pendergrass and Abigail Burrola have created a report card that evaluates and grades how well Missouri provides school performance information based on federal requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Join us at this St. Louis Policy Breakfast where they will present their findings.
Susan Pendergrass, Director of Research and Education Policy
Before joining the Show-Me Institute, Susan Pendergrass was Vice President of Research and Evaluation for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, where she oversaw data collection and analysis and carried out a rigorous research program. Prior to coming to the National Alliance, she was a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration and a senior research scientist at the National Center for Education Statistics during the Obama administration. Susan holds a doctorate in public policy from George Mason University with a concentration in social policy.
Abigail Burrola, Analyst
Abigail Burrola graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018. She is originally from the Minneapolis area, and her policy interests include special education practices and rural school choice.