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The most recent federal education law gives states and school districts more freedom when it comes to assessing student achievement and measuring school performance, some observers say.

But they also say the devil is in the details.

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That assessment was given by speakers at a recent conference at the University of Georgia.

Stephanee Stephens and her students use tablets during an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
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A federal law known as the "Every Student Succeeds Act" requires states to come up with comprehensive education plans. ESSA asks states to outline how they'll hold schools accountable, support teachers, and spend federal money--among other things. their own accountability systems. Part of Georgia’s plan changes how the state evaluates schools.

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