ESSA Tiers of Evidence Services
Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) means significant changes for states, districts, and educational program developers. To meet ESSA requirements and align with state ESSA plans, you might be looking for the following:
- consensus among agency staff on the definition and criteria of ESSA tiers of evidence;
- a firm understanding of how the ESSA tiers of evidence align with the standards for existing, vetted evidence-based clearinghouses;
- a resource bank of evidence-based practices, grounded by research from reliably rated studies; and
- a trained team of raters to identify evidence-based practices for underidentified areas.
AIR is well-equipped to support states and districts that are implementing ESSA requirements, and program developers who want to ensure their services qualify for federal funding.