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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The U.S. Department of Education approved New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan in January 2018. In developing the plan, NYSED engaged diverse groups of stakeholders to solicit recommendations on how to craft an ESSA plan that best meets the needs of the state’s students, schools, and communities. The plan emphasizes fostering equity in education for all students and expands measures for school accountability and student success.

What is ESSA? Why does it matter? What do parents need to know?

ESSA includes a wide array of programs that are designed to help to ensure success for students and schools. These programs provide schools and districts with resources focused on meeting the needs of students, parents and families, teachers, and school leaders.

Guidance for schools/districts, fact sheets for educators, webinars, and more.

Find New York State's approved ESSA plan, guidance for schools and districts, fact sheets, videos and webinars, school accountability designations, data, the consolidated application for ESSA-funded programs, and more helpful resources here.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Advancing Equity
Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.

Recent News

January 17, 2019
NYSED announced district and school accountability determinations as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and New York’s ESSA...
December 20, 2018
Updated resources provide support to districts to promote educational equity and ensure every student succeeds.
September 14, 2018
The proposed changes reflect stakeholder input and public feedback.

Featured News

December 20, 2018

This brief, parent-friendly video about ESSA implementation includes information on ESSA requirements and important changes.

January 17, 2019
NYSED announced district and school accountability determinations as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and New York’s ESSA plan.
December 20, 2018
Updated resources provide support to districts to promote educational equity and ensure every student succeeds.