Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

On Dec. 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This reauthorization, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replaces the previous version of the law enacted in 2002, the No Child Left Behind Act. States will be in a period of transition until all provisions of the ESSA take effect.

State Plan

ESSA requires all states to develop a plan for education that addresses major federal requirements. South Dakota’s state plan was developed over the course of a year, with input from stakeholders across the state, including educators, parents, students, legislators, tribal representatives, representatives from higher education, and others. The public comment period regarding this plan ran from May 31 to June 30, 2017.

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Resources
Frequently Asked Questions for LEAs (January 2017) Overview of ESSA Requirements for LEAs (January 2017)
Overview of New Data Reporting Requirements (January 2017) ESSA Summary (Feb. 25, 2016)
ESSA Summary: What We Know Now (PowerPoint, April 2016) Read the Law
Council of Chief State School Officers ESSA Information Page US Dept. of Education ESSA Information Page


ESSA Work Groups

The ESSA requires a State Plan, which will outline the state’s strategies for implementing key requirements of the new law, including accountability and school improvement. Four work groups were critical in formulating this plan: Accountability Work Group, School Improvement Work Group, Educator Effectiveness Work Group, and an English Language Learner Work Group. The work groups started convening in April 2016 and worked through early 2017.





Title IV Work Groups

DOE held work groups in January and March 2017 for both Title IV, Part A and Title IV, Part B to discuss and seek input on the new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act. For more information, please click on the links below. J
Title IV, Part A: School Support and Academic Enrichments
Title IV, Part A Stakeholder Application ESSA 2017
Title IV, Part A Agenda, Jan. 25, 2017 Jan. 25, 2017 - Minutes
Title IV, Part A Workgroup participants
Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
21st CCLC Stakeholder Application ESSA 2017 21st CCLC Stakeholder Participant List
21st CCLC Stakeholder Agenda, Jan. 26, 2017 Jan. 26, 2017 - Minutes


Tribal Consultation

Introductory Meeting
Agenda, Jan. 27, 2017
Presentation
Meeting Notes
2nd Meeting
Agenda, Feb. 13, 2017
ESSA Table Talk
Meeting Notes
3rd Meeting
Agenda, March 6, 2017
ESSA Table Talk
Meeting Notes
4th Meeting
Agenda, March 27, 2017
Meeting Notes


ESSA Proposed Rules
US ED’s Proposed ESSA Accountability Rule (May 31, 2016) Summary of US ED’s Proposed ESSA Rule (May 31, 2016)
Summary of Proposed Rule: Accountability and State Plans (June 2016)
SD DOE's Comments on Proposed Rules
SD DOE’s Public Comment on ESSA: Publishing of Report Cards (Jan. 2016) SD DOE's Public Comment on ESSA: Accountability and State Plans (July 27, 2016)
SD DOE's Public Comment on ESSA: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Academic Assessments (Sept. 9, 2016) SD DOE's Public Comment on ESSA: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged – Academic Assessments Innovative Assessments (Sept. 9, 2016)
SD DOE's Public Comment on EdFacts Data Collection (Oct. 20, 2016) SD DOE’s Public Comment on ESSA: Title I Supplement not Supplant (Oct. 31, 2016)




Contact

For more information, contact Laura Scheibe, Accreditation and Accountability Administrator, (605) 773-4773.