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Every Student Succeeds Act Signed Into Law

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the "Every Student Succeeds Act" into law.  ESSA retains accountability for subgroups of students, including students with disabilities. It also includes a 1% limit for the number of students overall that can be given alternative tests.
The law is designed to:
  • Advance equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
  • Require-for the first time-that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
  • Ensure that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
  • Help to support and grow local innovations-including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators.
  • Maintain an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.
MPACT is funded in part or whole by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Grant No. H328M090020-10. The contents of the website, however, and any documents cited herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S Department of Education.
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