After considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S. Department of Education announced final regulations to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), with a focus on supporting states in using their flexibility to provide a high-quality, well-rounded education, and ensure equity remains at the core of implementation. The regulations will help states, districts and educators seize the opportunity ESSA provides to ensure a high-quality, well-rounded education that sets every student in America up for success in college and career.
The final regulations issued today reflect much of that input. One key change that you will notice is the extended timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement.
A number of resources are available on the Department’s website:
- The final regulations: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf
- Fact sheet: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essafactsheet1127.pdf
- Timeline for identification of schools for support and improvement: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essacctchart1127.pdf
A press release addressing the announcement is also available, here: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-final-regulations-promote-high-quality-well-rounded-education-and-support-all-students.
R. E. Ryder noted that the US Dept of Ed Announces ESSA Final Regs on Accountability, State Plans and Data Reporting. (personal communication, November, 28 2016)