Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed in 2015, replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. It maintains a focus on equity for all students, while giving states and local school districts much more ownership over systems of school accountability and support. In Iowa, ESSA has been a great opportunity to build on bold education improvements underway that align with ESSA requirements, including clear and rigorous standards for what students should know and be able to do, a school accountability system that targets support where and when schools need it most and a structure for professional learning that emphasizes teacher leadership and evidence-based practices.
The ESSA Support website provides a repository of tools and resources to support the work aligned to Iowa's ESSA Plan.
ESSA Support Site
For more information or questions, contact:
Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14321
(800) 255-0405 ext. 18143