Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 and amends the 50 year old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Some highlights of ESSA:

    • Advances equity by upholding critical protections for high-need students 
    • Enhanced expectations for college and career preparation
    • Ensures that statewide assessments provide information to educators, students, families and communities
    • Supports evidence-based interventions
    • Increases access to high-quality preschool
    • Maintains accountability expectations for low-performing schools

    ESSA became effective on July 1, 2017.  

    ESC Region 15 provides technical assistance in regard to ESSA program information and requirements, assistance to districts in maintaining compliance with federal program requirements, and professional development for more effective utilization of federal resources to ensure greater student achievement. 
    Click a specific program area in the (menu on the right) for more information.