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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  ESSA was signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015.  The purpose of this act was to replace and update the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was signed into law in 2002.  Like NCLB, ESSA reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965.

The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

  • The Texas Education Agency (TEA) formally submitted the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated plan to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) on Sept. 25, 2017. After negotiations, the USDE approved the state’s ESSA plan on March 26, 2018. The final plan and amendments are available on TEA's ESSA website.
  • TEA Compliance and Reporting
  • TEA Fiscal Compliance
*The ESSA program is a part of the Results Driven Accountability (RDA) system. The RDA system is utilized to assign required intervention activities to a local education agency (LEA) based on annual performance on individual indicators or patterns across indicators. The Department of Review and Support is responsible for RDA performance levels, identification of intervention requirements, monitoring and support for RDA.
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