**OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS**

In recognizing students and families are more diverse than ever, ESSA places a renewed focus on serving students of all backgrounds and learning styles. ESSA requires that states establish long-term ambitious goals for performance, with interim goals for achievement for all students and certain diverse learner groups (i.e. special education students, economically disadvantaged students, homeless students, etc.). It also places a new focus on two-way communication between the OSDE/districts and families.