In December of 2015, President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The title of the new legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act, is the Every Student Succeeds Act, sometimes referred to as ESSA. The passage of the federal legislation provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.

Thanks to valuable feedback from partners during last year’s development of our five-year Comprehensive Plan, Connecticut is ahead of the curve in implementing many of the requirements of the new federal law. Now we are coming back to you with additional questions about how we can continue to improve the quality of education in Connecticut.

This survey is designed to gather feedback from interested members of the public regarding key policy questions concerning Connecticut’s transition to the new federal law and enable us to better understand your priorities. 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas on how we can all work together to ensure equity and excellence for all Connecticut students.