February 2015 Education Insider: ESEA Reauthorization, Annual Testing, Title I Funding, Student Data Privacy, and Income-Based Repayment
In February, we asked Insiders to examine the timing of ESEA reauthorization, prospects for continued federal requirements for annual testing, changes to the Title I funding formula, likelihood of passage for a student data privay bill, and sustainability of the federal income-based repayment program for student loans.
- 51% of Insiders believe that ESEA could be reauthorized in 2015.
- Nearly two-thirds--65%--of Insiders believe that the federal annual testing requirement is here to stay.
- 60% of Insiders believe that the proposed Title I portability changes will be included in the next version of ESEA.
- 62% of Insiders believe a student data privacy bill will be in place before Obama leaves office.
- When asked if the current income-based repayment program in sustainable, 56% said they were unsure.
Publisher's Note: Our February survey closed on February 25, a couple of days before the House delayed a vote on a version of a bill to reauthorize ESEA. We sent a follow-up survey to Insiders on March 2 to see how the delay affects the outlook for reauthorization. You can view the results on our blog.