- icon iconIs the federal law that allows the U.S. Government to support both national and local education goals with grants and other resources.
- icon iconExpands access to high-quality preschool.
- icon iconGives back to the states the power to identify the schools that need the most help.
- icon iconLets states determine how to measure student and school success.
- icon iconSupports college- and career-ready standards.
- icon iconReplaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
- icon iconESSA is also the latest iteration, or extension, of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Arizona ESSA Plan Development Timeline
ADE's ESSA Plan Activities and Resources
- Print and post the new ESSA Survey poster — English and Spanish
- Download the ESSA FAQ and Comment Form to hand out at events. OR Take the ESSA Survey online!
- The ESSA FAQ and Comment Form is also available in Spanish: La Ley Cada Estudiante Triunfa
- July 7, 2016 – ADE Message to Education Stakeholders Requesting Feedback
- February 16, 2016 – ADE Message to School District and Charter School Administrators
Updates on ESSA Proposed Rulemaking
The details of how the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be implemented are still being decided, but the U.S. Department of Education (USED) will be releasing Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) over the course of the next several months that will describe how the Department plans to regulate the law. Information about each NPRM will be provided here so that Arizonans can provide their input and feedback to USED throughout this process.
Title I, Parts A and B: Academic Assessments and Innovative Assessments
USED released two sets of proposed ESSA regulations on Monday, July 11, 2016, one on academic assessments and one on innovative assessments. The proposed rules are available below along with a summary of what has been recommended and additional resources.
- ADE Draft Comments on Proposed Rulemaking: Academic Assessments
- ADE Draft Comments on Proposed Rulemaking: Innovative Assessments
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Title I, Part A
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Title I, Part B
- Fact Sheet for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Title I, Part A and Part B
These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by September 9, 2016. To submit comments to USED, please visit the Federal Register here (Academic Assessments) and here (Innovative Assessments). You can also submit your thoughts to us at [email protected]. We value your input and look forward to building a plan based around Arizona’s unique values and needs.
Accountability, Consolidated State Plans, and Data Reporting
USED released proposed ESSA regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The proposed rules are available below along with a summary of what has been recommended and additional resources.
- ADE Draft Comments on Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting
- Fact Sheet for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting
- Chart Comparing Proposed Regulations to NCLB
- Press Release for Proposed Regulations on Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting
ESSA Resources on Ed.gov