Office of Accountability

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


New York State Board of Regents - July 2017 Presentation Documents

ESSA Public Hearings - May and June 2017


    In person at: An ESSA Public Hearing

    ESSA Public Hearing Schedule and LocationsAdobe (to be updated as information is received)

    Via E-Mail:

    Via US Postal Service:

    New York State Education Department

    ATTN: ESSA Comments

    Office of Accountability, Rm 400

    55 Hanson Place

    Brooklyn, New York 11217

    Comment Period:

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law. The New York State Education Department has established an ESSA Think Tank that will assist the New York State Education Department (NYSED or “the Department”) with development of New York’s ESSA state plan, which we anticipate that the Department will be required to submit to the United States Department of Education (USDE) in early 2017.

ESSA retains many of the core provisions of No Child Left Behind (the previous reauthorization of ESEA) related to standards, assessments, accountability, and use of Federal funds. However, ESSA does provide states with much greater flexibility in many areas, including the methodologies for differentiating the performance of schools and the supports and interventions to provide when schools are in need of improvement. To meet the requirements of ESSA, New York will also be required to submit a new state plan to USDE for the use of a wide array of Federal grant programs, including Title IA (Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies, Title IB (State Assessment Grants, Title IC (Education of Migratory Children), Title ID (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk), Title IIA (Supporting Effective Instruction), Title III (Supporting Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students), Title IVA (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants), Title VB (Rural Education Initiative), and Title VI (Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education).

On May 26, 2016, the United States Department of Education (USDE) released draft regulations outlining state requirements for submission of a state accountability plan, and for implementing the provisions of the ESSA, which can be found at:

Winter Regional Meetings 2017

ESSA Winter Regional Meeting Participant Survey

ESSA Winter Regional Meeting Participant Survey

Possible Indicators of School Quality and/or Student Success Survey

Survey of School Quality and Student Success Indicators


Schedule of Winter Regional Meetings

Schedule of Winter Regional Meetings Excel file

Winter Regional Meeting Webinars

Board of Regents Items and Recent News

Update: ESSA Consolidated State Plans

Recent Resources

May 2017


January 2017

  • Development of New York's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan

November/December 2016

October 2016

July 2016

May 2016


USDE Proposed Regulations on ESSA (Draft Non-negotiated Rulemaking)

USDE Draft Rulemaking for Title I Supplement Not Supplant  

New York’s Public Comment Letters to USDE


Draft Guiding Principles

Draft Characteristics of Highly Effective Schools

High Concept Ideas

High Concept Idea Summaries


ESSA Winter Regional Meetings Facilitators’ Training Session



Winter Regional Meeting Technical Assistance Webinar

ESSA Orientation

ESSA State Plan Development Regional Meetings – Logistics

   ESSA State Plan Development Regional Meetings – Overview of High Concept Ideas

ESSA State Plan Development Regional Meetings – Overview of High Concept Ideas (Power Point Presentations)

Mini Webinars

Challenging Academic Standards and Assessments

Supporting All Students

Supporting Excellent Educators

Accountability Measurements and Methodology

Supporting English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners

Support and Improvement for Schools

Upcoming Webinar

To Be Announced

Last Updated: July 18, 2017