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Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Toolkit

Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) Toolkit

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the federal No Child Left Behind, will take full effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The following links will provide information on ESSA and in particular, on what this may mean for immigrant students and family engagement.

·         ESSA Fact Sheet- provides information about what this means for immigrant communities (NYIC)

Accountability Systems: Opportunities and Peril- provides overview of school accountability systems in the states (EdTrust)

English Learners in ESSA- provides an overview of English language proficiency expectations and indicators under ESSA (EdTrust)

 Indicators: What to Include in School Ratings- How will we know which schools are doing well and which are struggling? (EdTrust)

Parent and Family Engagement Provisions in ESSA- overview of ESSA’s requirements and opportunities for parent, family and community engagement (Leadership Conference Education Fund)

Major parent engagement requirements for districts and schools (National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement)

Timeline for ESSA Submission



December 2016 Board of Regents Meeting – Staff will present ESSA High Concept Ideas.

December 12 - 13, 2016

Field Survey on Measures of School Quality and Student Success.

December 2016/ January 2017

January and February 2017 Board of Regents Meeting – Staff will continue presenting ESSA High Concept Ideas.

January 9 - 10, 2017 February 13 – 14, 2017

Public Engagement – Survey and Regional Meetings Conducted.

February/March 2017 (TBD)

March to April Board of Regents Meetings – Continued discussion of ESSA plan.

March and April 2017

May 2017 Board of Regents Meeting – Staff will present draft plan and seek permission to release for public comment.

May 8 - 9, 2017

The Department will release the draft plan for public comment.

May 10 – June 9, 2017

Proposed weeks for Public Hearings on Draft Plan. Regional staff will gather public comments on the draft plan.

May 10 – June 9, 2017

July 2017 Board of Regents Meeting – Staff will present any changes to the draft plan based on public comment, and request permission to send revised draft state plan to Governor.

July 11 - 12, 2017

Application with Governor for 30 days.

July 19 – August 18, 2017

September 2017 Board of Regents Meeting – Staff will seek approval to submit final state plan to USDE.

September 11 - 12, 2017

Deadline to submit ESSA State Plan to USDE.

September 18, 2017 (subject to Board discussion and agreement)


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