Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Input from webinars, regional meetings and online survey is appreciated and valuable

ESSA Postcard

Thank you Ohio for contributing to Ohio’s ESSA plan! Please keep the conversation going. 

  • Share with your network #ESSAOhio
  • Share your ideas: essa@education.ohio.gov
  •  Sign up to Receive Updates (select Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) from the dropdown list)

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio is creating a plan for how our local, state and federal programs are aligned to help all of our students be successful. We asked for your participation and input through webinars, regional meetings and online survey, which are now completed.

Thank you to all who participated in providing information and input. Approximately 3,000 individuals participated in the ESSA webinars (see recordings below) and 1,600 people attended the 10 regional meetings (see below). There were more than 11,000 responses to the ESSA online survey. Additionally, the Ohio Department of Education attended more than 70 meetings and presentations around the state and collected suggestions and recommendations submitted through email to the Department.

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. We expect the draft plan to be ready and open for public comment later this year.

Please use essa@education.ohio.gov for questions.

Recordings of all webinars are available 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) | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 3 | 3:30 p.m.
Nonacademic/quality report card indicator | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 10 | 9:30 a.m.
Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) status transition | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 17 | 4 p.m.
Guaranteeing equitable access to effective teachers using the State Equity Plan | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 24 | 4 p.m.
Students who are homeless/McKinney-Vento Act | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 25 | 3 p.m.
English Learner report card indicator | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Aug. 31 | 4 p.m.
Report Card summative rating, disaggregation requirements, required report card indicators | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Sept. 9 | 4 p.m.
Federal funding options and flexibilities | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Sept.16 | 10 a.m.
Academic content standards’ review process | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Sept. 23 | 3:30 p.m.
School improvement overview | Watch the webinar | Topic Discussion Guide Sept. 30 | 3 p.m.
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 44308
Sept. 7 | 6-8 p.m.
Dayton Stivers School for the Arts 1313 East Fifth St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Sept. 8 | 6-8 p.m.
Bucyrus 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.


Cuyahoga Community College’s Jerry Sue Thorton Center
2500 E 22nd St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Sept. 19 | 6-8 p.m.
Lorain County Lorain County Community College
Ben & Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center
1005 N Abbe Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
Sept. 28 | 6-8 p.m.
Cincinnati  Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
Gwen L. Robinson Conference Hall
1740 Langdon Farm Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Sept. 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cambridge Zane State College
EPIC Center
9900 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.


Last Modified: 12/2/2016 12:15:25 PM