Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA). The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.
ESSA Implementation Timeline and What We Know Right Now
- ESEA programs as authorized under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) will remain in effect for the 2016-2017 school year.
- ESSA/Accountability - September 26, 2016
- 2016-2017 funding will be allocated under NCLB rules.
- The provisions of ESSA take effect for the 2017-2018 school year.
- The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) is currently soliciting public comment on the regulatory process. Completed regulations are expected by October 2016.
- California Department of Education ESSA Website
CALIFORNIA'S NEW ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM AND SYSTEM OF SUPPORT
The next phase of California's work to transform public education begins later this fall when we officially roll out California's new accountability system through the California School Dashboard, which will be updated with more current data and design changes based on field test feedback. You and your schools will have an opportunity to preview the Dashboard before its public launch. Please stay tuned for important notifications in coming weeks.
- Every Student Succeeds Act - May11, 2016
- ESSA FAQ - June 29. 2016
- Six Ways ESSA will improve assessments