On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, reauthorizing the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and replacing the most recent reauthorization of ESEA, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). With few exceptions, ESSA took effect at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. The law includes provisions to help ensure improved outcomes for all students receiving elementary and secondary education, including the following:
Memo to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, March 2016
ESSA State Plan: One-Page Summary
Accountability in ESSA: Setting the Context (Presentation for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, September 2016)
Massachusetts Consolidated State Plan Under ESSA — Approved September 21, 2017The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education collected public comment on our ESSA State Plan through March 9, 2017 and submitted our plan to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017.
Massachusetts ESSA Plan: Executive Summary
Massachusetts ESSA Plan: Executive Summary — Spanish
Required Revisions to Massachusetts ESSA Plan — revised May 10, 2017Following submission of our initial consolidated state plan on April 3, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education required certain revisions, which are detailed in this document. As our plan proceeds through the review and approval process, we anticipate the possibility that further adjustments to the plan may be required.
Last Updated: May 6, 2022
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