Every Student Succeeds Act

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.

Approved State Plan for ESSA 

Summary Overview of Iowa’s Plan

ESSA Support Site

Important Contacts

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Karla Day

  • Professional Learning & Leadership and Assessment Consultant

Districts: Adair Casey, Earlham, Guthrie Center, I-35, Panorama, West Central Valley, Winterset

Every Student Succeeds Act