Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, asks Ohio to clearly articulate its plans for using federal funds to ensure accountability for all students, create safe and supportive learning environments, encourage innovation and extended learning opportunities, and more.

What’s happened so far?

The state requested and received feedback from thousands of Ohioans since spring 2016 (learn more about stakeholder engagement). Using that feedback, the Ohio Department of Education developed and released an initial draft plan in February 2017. Feedback was received on the initial draft plan and informed the development of a second draft. The second draft was reviewed by the four State Board of Education committees. Additional public feedback also was received. Committee and public feedback informed the final draft that was presented to the State Board of Education. The State Board amended and unanimously approved the draft plan on July 11, 2017. 

This is Ohio's plan FORMALLY submitted to the U.S. Department of education on September 15, 2017

As Ohio waits for final approval of its ESSA application, the Department will work with districts and schools to begin implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act during the 2017-2018 school year.

What’s next?

Even though Ohio has submitted its federal ESSA application, the state is still seeking public input to support the development of a comprehensive strategic plan for the education system. A strategic plan allows Ohio to develop its vision for far more than the narrow focus of the ESSA federal application specifications. When complete, the comprehensive strategic plan for education will include a vision for education in Ohio, along with a set of aligned goals and strategies, establishing a framework to drive the continuous improvement of our system to provide an excellent education for every student.

How to Share ESSA and keep the conversation going

Share with your network #ESSAOhio | Share your ideas: essa@education.ohio.gov
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Last Modified: 9/15/2017 4:47:52 PM