This article is a special topic within a series on student surveys by Ryan Balch, CEO and founder of My Student Survey (www.mystudentsurvey.com). My Student Survey is a leading provider of stakeholder surveys for schools and districts across the country. With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are seeking guidance for how to structure accountability plans in a way that supports growth in student outcomes and this special topic is designed to assist with the development of those plans.