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Implementing ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools - this collection offers practical strategies for assessment and accountability, implementing financial transparency, supporting English learners and young children, and using evidence-based local innovations. 

Formative Assessment and the Every Student Succeeds Act
Resource Type: Publication
2017 PDF (pdf)
Formative assessment involves gathering evidence of student progress, providing students with immediate feedback, and adjusting teaching to close students’ learning gaps. This document summarizes how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides guidance for state and local education agencies on evidence-based activities, strategies, and interventions in their use of assessment as part of a multi-tier system of support.
Promoting College and Career Readiness Through Accountability Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Resource Type: Presentation
2017 PDF (pdf)
This webinar presents information on promoting college and career readiness through accountability, particularly as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Topics include the urgency of promoting college and career readiness; criteria for selecting readiness indicators, and the use of a college/career indicator in the state of California, Oklahoma’s focus on college and career readiness, and Delaware’s college and career readiness definitions.
English Learners in States’ Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plans: Scan of Consolidated State Plans Submitted May 2017
Resource Type: Practice guide
2017 PDF (pdf)
This report provides a summary of the 17 ESSA plans submitted to the United States Department of Education in 2017, offering an at-a-glance look at how states articulated decisions related to standards, assessment, accountability, and instruction of English learner students in their submitted consolidated state plans.
ESSA and Supporting College and Career Readiness and Success for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Resource Type: Presentation
2017 PDF (pdf)
This webinar presents information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its provisions to support college and career readiness and success for youth experiencing homelessness. The presentations include a case example from the state of Virginia; strategies to start conversations with homeless youth; and practices and tools that promote cross-system collaboration.
Georgia ESSA Support
Type: Project
State(s): Georgia
As part of "Educating Georgia's Future," the Georgia Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is focusing on building the knowledge and skill of agency staff to support implementation of strategies by local education agencies. The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process.
CEELO ESSA Supports - Early Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Type: Project
CEELO's ESSA webpage and blog series provide resources, tools and materials to help states integrate early learning in their guidance and supports provided to districts and communities implementing the new law.