ESSA

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), effectively updating the federal requirements under the 2002 No Child Left Behind. ESSA, a bipartisan effort, includes provisions that will help ensure success for students and schools and provides greater flexibility for states to adopt accountability systems with multiple measures of reviewing student progress and their conditions of learning. Since early 2016, the California State Board of Education and California Department of Education have been diligently working on developing an integrated local, state and federal accountability and continuous improvement system. It is anticipated that the California State Board of Education will adopt the ESSA State Plan by September 2017. For additional information on ESSA and California’s efforts, please visit: CDE Every Student Succeeds Act.