Across the country, local school districts, particularly those challenged by often long-standing achievement gaps and higher mandated standards for student performance, are increasingly turning to tiered system of support frameworks such as multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and response to i
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. ESSA represents a change from the No Child Left Behind Act, shifting power and responsibility for policy to the states. AIR experts provide evidence-based perspectives on ESSA’s implications, including how it could impact special populations of students.
See our work related to the previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Implementing ESSA presents policymakers and stakeholders with opportunities to improve outcomes for schools and students as well as teachers and leaders. The ESSA Co-Pilot will help you navigate the most current information, key topics, and research-based resources that you can use in planning and implementing ESSA at the state and local level. Learn more