Introduction

What is ESSA? In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The new federal law, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law extends the promise of an excellent, well-rounded education to every student, regardless of race, family income, home language, or disability, and provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students. ESSA requires states to develop a State Plan that address Supporting all Students, Supporting Excellent Educators, Academic Standards and Assessments; Accountability, Support, and Improvement for Schools.

What do we need from you? The Oregon Department of Education is pleased to release Oregon’s first DRAFT State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  You will find both an overview document that summarizes what is in the State Plan and a technical document that will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in April. Oregon’s State Plan reflects a shared statewide vision for Oregon’s students and schools. Our State Plan development process was grounded in extensive outreach and engagement efforts with thousands of Oregonians, including schools and districts, families and communities, tribal leaders, policymakers and state agency representatives to Reimagine Education in Oregon. Throughout this process, we encouraged educators and communities to think big, be bold, and to innovate. You are invited to review the documents and provide your feedback by taking a public input survey here.

The survey questions are ordered by sections of the State Plan. Please provide specific feedback in any section about a topic or topics that are of interest to you. 

This survey will close on March 14, 2017

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