ESSA Explained: Our Take, and a Helpful Video

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015, and will be fully implemented in schools in the 2017-2018 school year. We all know that ESSA is in, and NCLB is out, but where can we turn to really make sense of this legislation? A few days ago, Education Week put together this short video that breaks ESSA down in a manageable and practical Q&A form. (It's under 4 minutes long!)

This post on edupulse looks closely at a number of key evaluation and assessment factors that will be impacted by ESSA—from measuring high school achievement, to conducting teacher evaluations or thinking about low-performing schools.

Also, check out Four Things Educators Should Know About ESSAthis discussion of the legislation ("from a somewhat practical standpoint") from Scholastic's Director of Goverment Relations.

Have you found any helpful ESSA "explainers?" Let us know!