The public comment period on Connecticut's draft ESSA plan has ended. Thank you for your feedback. Our goal is to submit the final plan on April 3.
In the video below, Commissioner Wentzell discusses the plan and the survey Connecticut used to collect feedback on it.
In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of the ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.
ESSA requires that states develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools. The 2016-17 school year will be a transition period, with full implementation of Connecticutís state plan under ESSA in the 2017-18 school year.
Webinar 4. Title II (Preparing, Training & Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and Other School Leaders) and Title III (Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students) under ESSA.
These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by November 7, 2016. To submit comments to USED, please visit the Federal Register.
CSDE submitted comments on Title l - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged-Supplement No Supplant
Title 1, Parts A and B: Academic Assessments and Innovative Assessments
USDoED released two sets of proposed ESSA regulations on Monday, July 11, 2016; one on academic assessments and one on innovative assessments. The proposed rules are available below along with a summary of what has been recommended and additional resources.
Accountability, Consolidated State Plans, and Data Reporting
USED released proposed ESSA regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The proposed rules are available below along with a summary of what has been recommended and additional resources.