Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


The Connecticut State Department of Education submitted its consolidated state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on April 3, 2017.
Approved State Plan (August 4, 2017) [7mb]
July 17, 2017 Connecticut Revised Consolidated State ESSA Plan [18mb]
Consolidated State ESSA Plan [pdf 10mb]
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About ESSA
In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of the ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.
ESSA requires that states develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools. The 2016-17 school year will be a transition period, with full implementation of Connecticut’s state plan under ESSA in the 2017-18 school year.