Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released the final regulations for states’ implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
See http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essaaccountstplans1129.pdf for the final regulations.
The final regulations reflect some of the feedback they received from states, school districts and educators. The majority of the draft regulations are unchanged. However, there are some noteworthy modifications.
MSBA is pleased to report that the U.S. Department of Education has delayed the effective date by one year for states to identify schools for comprehensive support and improvement, and additional targeted support and improvement until the 2018-19 school year, along with the delay for identifying schools with “consistently underperforming” subgroups of students for targeted support and improvement until the 2019-20 school year.
States are still expected to submit plans by April 3, 2017, or September 18, 2017. However, the question remains whether the new administration will pursue changes to the final regulations.
Visit https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/bulletins/1759bf0 for the U.S. Department of Education’s press release.