Every Student Succeeds Act
(ESSA)

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What is ESSA?


Overview

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into federal law on December 10, 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Individual state plans are among the key features of ESSA, which includes:

  • Equity for diverse, underserved, and high-need students.
  • Support for locally-designed, evidence-based interventions through federal funding.
  • Reliance on state plans to close achievement gaps and increase student outcomes.