Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinars and Proposed Stakeholder Meetings

To receive updates on ESSA when they are posted,  Sign up and select Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the dropdown list. Send your questions to essa@education.ohio.gov.

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio will create a plan for how our local, state and federal programs are aligned to help all of our students be successful. The Ohio Department of Education will be seeking your involvement at a series of meetings throughout the state. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their ideas. Please join us at a meeting near you. Additionally, the department will host a series of webinars covering focus areas within ESSA . Participants can learn more about specific topics and share their thoughts through a variety of response options. The Ohio Department of Education is committed to comprehensive and collaborative community engagement leading to the development of our state Student Success Plan. A plan that is deeply rooted in the needs of Ohio’s students, educators and communities requires everyone’s input.

All webinars will be recorded and posted below for viewing

Minimum subgroup (N) size for accountability purposes | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide
July 27 | 1:30 p.m.
State Assessments using nationally-recognized high school assessments (ACT/SAT) | Register Aug. 3 | 3:30 p.m.
Nonacademic/quality report card indicator | Register Aug. 10 | 9:30 a.m.
Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) status transition | Register Aug. 17 | 4 p.m.
Guaranteeing equitable access to effective teachers using the State Equity Plan | Register Aug. 24 | 4 p.m.
English Learner report card indicator | Register Aug. 31 | 4 p.m.
Report Card summative rating, disaggregation requirements, required report card indicators Sept. 9 | 4 p.m.
Federal funding options and flexibilities Sept.16 | 10 a.m.
Academic content standards’ review process Sept. 23 | 3:30 p.m.
School improvement overview Sept. 30 | 3 p.m.
Students who are homeless/McKinney-Vento Act TBD
Students in the foster care system TBD


Columbus King Arts Complex
Nicholson Auditorium
867 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203
Aug. 31 | 6-8 p.m.
Akron The University of Akron
Grand Station at Quaker Station
135 S. Broadway
Akron, OH 44325
Sept. 7 | 6-8 p.m.
Dayton Montgomery County ESC 
200 South Keowee St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402-2242
Sept. 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Crawford County  The Loft at Pickwick Place
1875 N Sandusky Ave.
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Sept. 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Toledo Club
Centennial Room, 1st Floor 
235 14th St.
Toledo, OH  43604
Sept. 15 | 6-8 p.m.
Cleveland  Cuyahoga Community College’s Jerry Sue Thorton Center at Tri-C
2500 E 22nd St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Sept. 19 | 6-8 p.m.
Lorain Community College
Norton Culinary Lobby
1005 N Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
Sept. 28 | 6-8 p.m.
Cincinnati  United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2400 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1478
Sept. 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cambridge Zane State College
EPIC Center
10015 Brick Church Rd.
Cambridge, OH 43725
Oct. 5 | 6-8 p.m.
Portsmouth  South Central Ohio ESC
522 Glenwood Ave.
New Boston, OH 45662
Oct. 6 | 6-8 p.m.



On Dec. 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a long-awaited overhaul of federal education law. Passed with bipartisan support, ESSA represents a shift from broad federal oversight of primary and secondary education to greater flexibility and decision making at the state and local levels. The law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act.

Ohio is committed to involving educators, parents and other stakeholders as we explore new ways to ensure that all our students receive the education they need for bright futures.

ESSA requires that states develop plans that address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools.

The transition plan as outlined in ESSA includes:

  • The 2016-2017 school year will be a transition period with full implementation of new state plans effective with the 2017-2018 school year.


Contact Information

 Sign up and select Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the dropdown list to receive ESSA updates when they are posted. Send your questions to  essa@education.ohio.gov

Last Modified: 7/29/2016 3:51:02 PM