ESSA Updates

September 19th, 2017

Arizona ESSA Plan Given Full Approval

Arizona’s Final version of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan was approved by Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. View the Final Plan Version View The US Department of Education determination letter

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April 24th, 2017

Goals and MIP Quick Survey

Please provide feedback on Arizona’s ESSA goals in English language arts, English proficiency, mathematics, and high school graduation rates. Relevant documents are listed below: Draft Rationale for Long term goals and MIPs[6853] Draft Long Term Goals and MIPs ELA 2016-2039 Draft Long Term Goals and MIPs Math 2016-2039 Update: May 15, 2017 — The survey [Read more…]

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October 6th, 2016

ESSA Survey #1 – Final Results

The first ESSA survey is now closed for comments and the results are in! ADE had an overwhelmingly positive response to this outreach effort, with 3,076 people submitting surveys. Between the short answer questions and fill-in responses for the “other” options on the multiple choice questions, we received more than 10,000 written comments! The survey’s [Read more…]

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September 7th, 2016

First Draft of ESSA State Plan Now Available for Public Comment

ADE is proud to present the first draft of the Arizona State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which can now be viewed at www.azed.gov/essa/draftplan. This initial drafting process has truly been a statewide effort and we appreciate the tens of thousands of comments we received from every corner of Arizona to help produce this document. We [Read more…]

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August 29th, 2016

ADE Releases Webinar and Draft Comments on ESSA Proposed Rulemaking for Assessments

As part of its continued efforts to provide all Arizonans with detailed information about the upcoming transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) today released a webinar detailing its draft responses to the initial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for [Read more…]

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August 23rd, 2016

New ESSA Survey Charts and Comments

With more than 2,100 people responding to the ESSA Survey, we have updated the ESSA Responses and Comments page with some fantastic new charts and all the comments submitted through August 18th. In addition to providing a graphic showing the responses for each multiple choice question, we have included a breakdown of answers by demographic [Read more…]

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August 17th, 2016

New Webinar on Proposed Arizona ESSA Coordination Framework

As part of its continued efforts to provide all Arizonans with detailed information about the upcoming transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), ADE today released the webinar featured below detailing its proposed plan for coordination under ESSA, which includes performance management and technical assistance. ESSA Coordination Webinar – August 15, 2016 ESSA allows [Read more…]

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