From No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act which was passed by Congress in 2001.
Information from the Iowa Department of Education
ESSA maintains a focus on transparency and accountability while returning more authority to states and local school districts to set goals and create systems of support that will improve student learning. Under ESSA, Iowa and other states must develop state plans that address academic standards, assessments, school and district accountability, funding, and support for struggling schools.
Please visit the Iowa Department of Education’s ESSA web page for additional information regarding Iowa’s ESSA Plan.
The DMPS web page will be updated as additional information is available from the Iowa Department of Education regarding the final Iowa ESSA Plan.
For more information contact:
Director of Federal Programs