Proposed Regulations, Guidance Available on ESSA
Wondering where to go for the latest information on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? Here are some key resources and opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education:
Comment on Proposed Regulations
Make your voice heard in the three separate proposed regulations currently open for comment:
- By August 1, comment on the proposed regulations for accountability, state plans, and data reporting. (Watch the July 14 Senate hearing, and download testimony from key witnesses, here.)
- By September 9, comment on the proposed regulations for assessment requirements in Title I, Part A. These regulations would support states in administering high-quality assessments that provide useful feedback about student learning and equity concerns. Their language was developed by negotiators during a rule-making process earlier this year.
- By September 9, comment on the proposed regulations for a “demonstration authority” in Title I, Part B, to allow states to pilot innovative assessments (which could then be used for accountability under Title I, Part A).
The Department rollout of ESSA guidance includes the following new documents:
- Frequently asked questions (PDF) about transitioning to ESSA
- Guidance to states, school districts, and child welfare agencies on ESSA provisions for supporting children in foster care
For fact sheets, correspondence, and other resources currently available on ESSA, visit this web page.