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Reimagine Phase ESSA Plan Proposals

Beyond the current Rebuild Phase, which will end after the 2024-25 school year, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has collaborated with stakeholders, consulted with educational experts, and reviewed feedback from the Restart and Rebuild Phases of New York State's accountability system to plan for the transition into the Reimagine Phase, which will begin in the 2025-26 school year. NYSED has prepared proposals to amend the accountability section of the New York State Consolidated Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

NYSED invites stakeholders to review the following materials in order to provide feedback on the proposed amendments. NYSED will continuously review feedback prior to submitting a final amendment proposal to the United States Department of Education (USDE). Upon response from USDE, a final updated version of the New York State approved ESSA plan will be posted on the New York State ESSA Plan page.  

Questions regarding the Reimagine Phase can be directed to

ESSA Accountability Reimagine Phase Webinar

The following webinar, "Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Reimagine Phase," explains the proposed amendments to the accountability section of New York State's ESSA Plan for the upcoming Reimagine Phase, which will begin in the 2025-26 school year using 2024-25 school year results. 

Reimagine Webinar Chapters Presentation Slides

"Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Accountability Reimagine Phase" webinar Vimeo link

Webinar Presentation Slides

ESSA Accountability Reimagine Phase Survey

Upon viewing the webinar linked above, please submit your feedback on the proposed amendments to New York State's ESSA plan for the upcoming Reimagine Phase beginning in the the 2025-26 school year. The survey will be open until Friday, May 31, 2024. It is strongly advised that the webinar is reviewed prior to submitting feedback using the online survey form.