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What is ESSA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law administered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that requires all states to develop educational accountability measurements for all public K-12 schools nationally. ESSA replaced the previous No Child Left Behind Act and required all 50 states and the District of Columbia to create state plans to measure individual schools’ success at preparing students for college and/or careers. In the District, that means developing an accountability system for DC public and charter schools that demonstrates how well schools are performing, using academic performance and other factors.

What information is required for all state ESSA plans?

  • Public K-12 schools must document academic achievement, as measured by state standardized test scores in English and math;
  • Elementary and middle school ratings must indicate how they measure growth, both overall and for specific groups of students;
  • High schools must publish their progress toward proficiency and four-year graduation rates.

List of Members: ESSA Task Force
February 2019 Update

In February, task force members continued their work on developing recommendations to be submitted to the State Board by this summer. Members broke into their academic equity, leading for equity, and school resources and funding equity committees to work together on drafting these recommendations. The ESSA Task Force meets next on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The task force meeting will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person. 

SBOE #ESSA Task Force Meeting Information

March 12, 2019
Presentation Slides
February 12, 2019
MinutesPresentation SlidesWatch the Replay
January 8, 2019
Minutes | Presentation Slides | Watch the Replay

December 11, 2018
MinutesPresentation Slides  | Watch the Replay
November 13, 2018
MinutesPresentation Slides | Watch the Replay
October 9, 2018
MinutesPresentation Slides | Watch the Replay
September 11, 2018 
Minutes | Presentation Slides | Watch the Replay
June 5, 2018
MinutesPresentation Materials | Watch the Replay
May 1, 2018
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April 3, 2018
MinutesPresentation Materials | Watch the Replay
March 6, 2018 
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February 6, 2018 
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December 5, 2017
Minutes |  Presentation MaterialsWatch the Replay
November 7, 2017 
MinutesPresentation Materials | Watch the Replay | Updated Overview | Required Report Card Elements
October 3, 2017 
MinutesPresentation Materials | Watch the Replay 
September 5, 2017 
Minutes  | Presentation Materials | Watch the Replay
August 22, 2017 
MinutesPresentation Slides | Watch the Replay
January 9, 2017 
Minutes |  OSSE Report Card Content Proposal | Watch the Replay