ESEA/ESSA

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015, as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESSA will be fully operational in school year 2017-2018. This year the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is working on transitioning to ESSA. We will provide more information here as OSPI releases updates.

    To learn more about the ESSA, please visit the OSPI website.

    ESEA Report Card

    A requirement of this legislation is that every public school district which receives federal funding must provide a report to their parents and community each fall. The ESEA report requires test data for the state, district as a whole, individual schools, and also disaggregated for different student populations (i.e.: gender, race/ethnicity, special education).

    The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has modified their school performance report requirements in light of this legislation and has compiled the data for both the ESEA and state report.

    Transition Plan

    Click here to learn how OSPI will sanction and support districts that did not meet AYP in 2015-2016 during the 2016-2017 transition year.

    Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

    OSPI will not calculate AYP for the 2016-2017 school year based on 2015-2016 assessments. Districts will not be required to provide supplemental educational services (SES), public school choice (PSC), and the related AYP notice to parents for the 2016-2017 school year. SES and PSC will continue through the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. Most schools and districts do not need to update their school and district improvement plans for 2016–2017. They will continue to implement their existing plans. There are exceptions. Please see the transition plan for additional details.