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The Every Student Succeeds Act

Every Student Succeeds Act

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) strongly supports the Every Student Succeeds Act, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates a long-term stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages states and schools to innovate, while at the same time holding us accountable for results.

The new law is aligned with key priorities for reauthorization that CCSSO released in January 2015.

CCSSO stands ready to support all states as they move forward in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act. Our support includes:

  • Providing tools and resources so every state can learn about the content of the new law and how it will directly impact their students.
  • Hosting a series of webinars and in-person meetings to provide states with one-on-one support as they plan for changes at the state and local level.
  • Providing comprehensive supports throughout the transition period as states develop implementation strategies and new state plans under the new law.

Table of Contents
State's ESSA Draft Plans ESSA Overview Resources for States Accountability English Learners
Federal Funding Streams School Supports and Interventions Innovation Standards and Assessments
Teachers and Leaders Stakeholder Engagement Other ESSA Implementation Considerations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Advocacy

NEW! State's ESSA Websites/Plans

ESSA Overview Resources for States


Accountability

English Learners


Federal Funding Streams

School Supports and Interventions

Needs Assessment

  • Download Using Needs Assessments to Drive School and District Improvement (June 2017) , which is a tactical guide produced by CCSSO and the Center on School Turnaround describing the core components for developing and administering needs assessments for improvement. Click here to download worksheets that will aid in designing and developing needs assessments.
  • NEW! Download Understanding and Maximizing Federally Required Needs Assessments (June 2017), a document aimed to assist states in designing and promoting a comprehensive needs assessment process. It includes ideas for consolidating needs assessment activities with the goal of allocating resources more effectively and equitably. Additionally, this resource includes a summary of the federal requirements for needs assessments highlighting provisions where using a needs assessment is implicit.

Evidence-Based Practice:

Innovation

 

Standards and Assessments

Teachers and Leaders

Stakeholder Engagement


Other ESSA Implementation Considerations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Advocacy

Contact:Peter  ZamoraPeter.Zamora@ccsso.org202-336-7003