We're working on a new accountability system for the District through the Every Student Succeeds Act. Tell us what makes a successful school and find out more about our progress.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. This bipartisan measure amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, America's primary education law that voices the longstanding commitment of equal opportunity for all students.
This new law removes many of the narrow mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and gives states more flexibility in determining what constitutes a successful school, and what needs to be done to fix schools that are failing.
We want to hear from you! How can SBOE implement ESSA to serve DC students effectively? Tell us your thoughts here (also available in Spanish/Español and Amharic/አማርኛ)
How will ESSA Change The District's Education System?
Providing Support for Students Who Need It Most
States must provide “evidence-based” supports for the lowest performing schools based on these accountability measures, as well as for schools with low graduation rates, and schools with consistently low-performing subgroups (English-language learners, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and students from major racial and ethnic groups).