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Guidance and Compliance

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.

A list of helpful links related to ESSA are available below:

ESSA Fact Sheets

These fact sheets for educators, school board members and parents summarize and explain the final ESSA plan. The fact sheets are available in 15 languages.

Compliance Monitoring

New York State Education Department staff monitor for compliance and provide technical assistance related to the programmatic and fiscal requirements under many of the ESSA-funded programs.

Guidance for Schools/Districts

These guidance materials are intended to build the capacity of LEAs receiving federal funds from one or more programs authorized as part of the ESSA.

Assessment and Accountability Waivers

Information about New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment and Accountability Waiver Requests to the United States Department of Education (USDE).

English Language Learners / Multilingual Learners and the ESSA

ELL / MLL resources include a webinar, FAQs, and planning information.