ESSA Resource Library

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Welcome to AASA’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) resources page. Designed with a focus on supporting school superintendents in their efforts to understand and implement ESSA, these resources are focused on both explaining the law and ensuring school superintendents are a go-to source for information on what’s in the law, what it means for schools and the variety of things all stakeholders must consider as they navigate the new federal law. This is a living page and our resources will be continually updated and expanded. Please feel free to make recommendations about other information you would like us to provide, and feedback on what you see here. 

Standards, Assessment and Accountability

• AASA Summary/Overview of Final ESSA Accountability Regulations
• AASA Letter on USED Call for Requests for ESSA Guidance
• AASA Summary of USED Proposed Regulations for Accountability
• AASA Response to USED Proposed Regulations for Accountability
• AASA Response to USED Proposed Regulations for Assessment
State Accountability One Pager (50 State Set)
ESSA Standards and Assessments FAQ
Rural Education: An Overview of Rural Education in the Every Student Succeeds Act
Top Nine Takeaways: ESSA and Accountability

Foster and Homeless Students

New Requirements for Educating Students in Foster Care
New Requirements in ESSA Impacting the Education of Homeless Students
Toolkit: Considerations for LEAs in Developing Transportation Procedures for Students in Foster Care Under ESSA

AASA and School Innovations & Achievement Resources

• ESSA Evidence Base
• ESSA Private School Share
ESSA Overview
ESSA Road to Reauthorization
ESSA Schoolwide Plan Flexibility
ESSA State and Local Plans
• ESSA Assessments
• ESSA Accountability
• ESSA Accountability and Regs
• ESSA Timeline
• ESSA Intervention

Related Resources

U.S. Department of Education Resources
U.S. Department of Education ESSA Information & Resources  
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
Additional ESSA Resources