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This page provides archived information about New York State's efforts to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

This archived information is available for informational purposes only.

2017

Public Comments to Proposed Waivers - September 2017

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The New York State Education Department requesting comments on three proposed waivers of statutory requirements of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), for possible submission to the United States Department of Education in conjunction with New York’s ESSA plan. Comments can be submitted via e-mail to ESSAComments@nysed.gov  with “ESSA Comments from (sender/organization name)” in the subject line. Comments submitted via mail should be sent to the attention of Dr. Lisa Long, New York State Education Department, Office of Accountability, 4th Floor, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217. Comments will be accepted through close of business on September 8, 2017.

Draft Waiver Request - Grade 7 HS Math and Grade 8 HS Science
Draft Waiver Request - Off Grade Testing for Students With Disabilities
Draft Waiver Request - ELA Testing Waiver for Second Year ELLs and MLLs

ESSA Think Tank

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On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law. The New York State Education Department has established an ESSA Think Tank that will assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) with development of New York’s ESSA state plan, which we anticipate that the Department will be required to submit to the United States Department of Education (USDE) in early 2017.

ESSA retains many of the core provisions of No Child Left Behind (the previous reauthorization of ESEA) related to standards, assessments, accountability, and use of Federal funds. However, ESSA does provide states with much greater flexibility in many areas, including the methodologies for differentiating the performance of schools and the supports and interventions to provide when schools are in need of improvement. To meet the requirements of ESSA, New York will also be required to submit a new state plan to USDE for the use of a wide array of Federal grant programs, including Title IA (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies, Title IB (State Assessment Grants, Title IC (Education of Migratory Children), Title ID (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk), Title IIA (Supporting Effective Instruction), Title III (Supporting Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students), Title IVA (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants), Title VB (Rural Education Initiative), and Title VI (Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education).

On May 26, 2016, the United States Department of Education (USDE) released draft regulations outlining state requirements for submission of a state accountability plan, and for implementing the provisions of the ESSA.

ESSA Public Hearings - May and June 2017

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Summary: New York State's Draft ESSA Plan - Two Page Document

Comment on New York's ESSA plan in person at an ESSA Public Hearing

Comment via email at ESSAComments@nysed.gov

Comment via US Postal Service:

New York State Education Department
ATTN: ESSA Comments
Office of Accountability, Rm 400
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Comment Period: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

Winter Regional Meetings 2017

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YOU MUST RSVP if you are interested in attending any of the ESSA Winter Regional Meetings. You will be at risk of not being able to participate, if you show up without first contacting the Meeting Organizer and RSVP'ing for the meeting(s) you wish to attend.

ESSA Winter Regional Meeting Participant Survey

ESSA Winter Regional Meeting Participants Please Complete This Survey

Possible Indicators of School Quality and/or Student Success Survey

Survey of School Quality and Student Success Indicators

Translations

ESSA-Encuesta-de-indicadores-de-calidad-de-las-escuelas-y-exito-de-los-estudiantes (Spanish)

学校质量和学生成功指标调查 (Chinese)

ستبيان مؤشرات جودة المدارس ونجاح الطالب  (Arabic)

Schedule for Winter Regional Meetings

Winter Regional Meeting Schedule

Winter Regional Meeting Webinars

2016

Final ESSA Rulemaking related to Accountability, Reporting, and State Consolidated Applications

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Final ESSA Rulemaking related to Accountability, Reporting, and State Consolidated Applications

Additional NYSED Resources

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Draft Guiding Principles

  • Draft Guiding Principles

Draft Characteristics of Highly Effective Schools

  • Draft Characteristics of Highly Effective Schools

High Concept Ideas

  • High Concept Ideas

High Concept Idea Summaries

  • Support and Improvements for Schools
  • Accountability Measurements and Methodology
  • Challenging Academic Standards and Assessments
  • Supporting All Students
  • Supporting Excellent Educators
  • Supporting English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners