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This link connects to the final legislation for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has created three documents to help states implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The documents highlight key ESSA requirements related to standards, assessment, and accountability, and each includes an implementation timeline.

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The Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center offers this bibliography as a reference for policymakers and practitioners to resources on ESSA either developed or shared by Content Centers in the U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive Center network. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, offers state education agencies (SEAs) and their stakeholders a new opportunity to design systems that help all students reach their potential.

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This website provides materials to support educator engagement around teacher evaluation. The website includes sample tools, videos, guides, and handouts to help local education agency and school leaders as they engage in teacher evaluation reform, and a moderator’s guide with tools and templates to support users as they move through the suggested activities. To get the most out of the website, the authors recommend engaging in a facilitated focus group discussion with teachers based on the three different approaches to teacher evaluation described on the site.

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The ExcelinEd Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Playbook Series provides state policymakers with clear recommendations, practical advice, and resources on four core areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act: School Accountability, Interventions, Innovation, and the Weighted Student Funding Pilot. This Playbook can help states identify a rigorous, state-level strategy for turning around schools identified for comprehensive support under ESSA.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a number of key provisions related to career readiness as well as an updated definition of a “well-rounded” education. The law requires schools to add at least one indicator of school quality or student success to their accountability system. This brief, published by Advance CTE, addresses considerations for using these indicators and highlights how states define those in their accountability systems.