The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each state to submit plans for implementation by Spring 2017. Governor Robert Bentley created a state implementation committee to develop a plan to implement ESSA in Alabama. The first draft of key decisions in the ESSA State Plan was presented to the Alabama State Board of Education on November 10, 2016.
The key decision areas for ESSA implementation are: Accountability; Schools and District Improvement; Standards, Assessment, and English Language Learners; Title Programs; Data Collection and Reporting; Educator Effectiveness; and Early Learning. Key decisions are pending possible changes implemented by members of the new federal administration, who take control in January. In the meantime, the review process of Alabama’s state plan will continue. Member input is critical to the success of Alabama’s ESSA implementation plan. All members are encouraged to view the draft and submit comments. Here's the Alabama ESSA Key Decisions DRAFT
for your review. You can submit comments by clicking on the following link: Alabama ESSA Comment Collection
For more information, contact AEA Education Policy and Professional Practice Manager Dr. Pamela Fossett