The Connecticut State Department of Education has launched a survey to gather feedback about key educational priorities that will help inform our state plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The survey can be accessed through the links below.
It is critical that we have deep, meaningful engagement to support the development of our state ESSA plan. The following is a sample letter in English and Spanish that can be used to help communicate with parents and members about he public about the online survey to help us develop our ESSA plan.
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.
The details of how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be implemented are still being decided, but the U.S. Department of Education (USED) will be releasing Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) over the course of the next several months that will describe how the Department plans to regulate the law. Information about each NPRM will be provided here so that input and feedback can be provided to the USDoED throughout this process.
Supplement, Not Supplant under Title l Proposed Regulations
USED released proposed regulations to the supplement not supplant requirement of Title l, Part A. The proposed rules are available below.
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.