Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Connecticut State Department of Education submitted its consolidated state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on April 3, 2017.
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.
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Summaries of key provisions of the ESSA from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
U.S. Department of Education Communication
- White House Fact Sheet on House Passage of ESSA
- Transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act FAQ (updated January 18, 2017)
- ESSA Webinar Presentation (December 22, 2015)
- Dear Colleague Letter on the New ESSA Law (December 10, 2015)
- Dear Colleague Letter on the Transition to ESSA (December 18, 2015)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Use of FY 2016 Formula Funds in the 2016-17 School Year (January 28, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Stakeholder Engagement (June 22, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Foster Care Guidance (June 23, 2016)
- Fact Sheet: Supplement-not-Supplant under Title l of the Every Student Succeeds Act
- Dear Colleague Letter regarding maximizing federal funds to support STEM education (July 13, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on ESSA Transition Technical Assistance and Resources (August 5, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter regarding LEA consultation with tribal stakeholders (September 26, 2016)
ESSA News at CSDE
- Press Release: Connecticut Education Commissioner Wentzell Issues Statement following Senate Passage of Every Student Succeeds Act (December 9, 2015)
- Superintendent Memo April 21, 2016: Updates on the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act
- Superintendents' ESSA Webinar Series flyer
- Webinar 1: ESSA Overview & 2016 Regulatory Process
- Webinar 2: Accountability, Assessment, and Data Collection and Reporting
- Webinar 3. Title I Under ESSA: Improving Basic Programs Operated by State and Local Educational Agencies
- 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.
- Webinar 6. Overview of Connecticut's ESSA State Plan Draft
- The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Implications for Paraeducators, Teachers, and Administrators presentation
- CSDE submitted comments on Proposed ESSA Regulations Regarding Accountability and Data Reporting (August 1, 2016)
- CSDE submitted comments on Title l, Part A Supplement, Not Supplant (November 4, 2016)
- October 5, 2016 ESSA Update to State Board of Education
Final Regulation: Assessments (December 7, 2016)
Final Regulation: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting (November 28, 2016)
Consolidated State Plan Information
ESSA PROPOSED REGULATIONS
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.
These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by September 9, 2016. To submit comments to USDoED, please visit the Federal Register:
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.
The public comment period closed on August 1, 2016.
- ESSA Fiscal Changes & Equitable Services Guidance (November 21, 2016)
- Title lV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Guidance (October 21, 2016)
- Early Learning Guidance (October 20, 2016)
- Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal funds in a School-wide Program Guidance (September 29, 2016)
- Guidance for Title ll, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading (September 27, 2016)
- Title lll Guidance - English learners (September 23, 2016)
- Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments (September 16, 2016)
- Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Guidance (July 27, 2016)
- Ensuring Educational Stability for children in Foster Care Guidance (June 23, 2016)
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