ESSA - Every Student Succeeds

ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. In January 2018, the federal government approved New York State’s plan to spend the approximately $1.6 billion the state receives annually under ESSA. Why does it matter? New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from. Since fall 2016, New York State asked for feedback to design a plan that improves equity, access, and opportunity for all students.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. This new dashboard will provide parents with information about their child’s school. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on NYSED’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.

In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. The data elements that parents ranked highest on the survey are available on the Parent Dashboard.

NYSED is now gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide further enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. We invite parents and other stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public and to make improvements to the website. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the Parent Dashboard, which includes frequently asked questions and contact information.

Thank you for your feedback and for your continued commitment to your child’s education.

The links mentioned in the article above are also listed below:

NYS ESSA Plan: http://www.nysed.gov/essa/nys-essa-plan

Parent Dashboard: https://data.nysed.gov/parents/

NSYED Public Data site: https://data.nysed.gov/

Online Feedback Survey: https://surveyhero.com/c/b438754c

Per requirements of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Section 8304(a)(3)(C) and 34 CFR Part 299, procedures have been created to offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints through New York State Education Department. 

You can find additional information at this link: bit.ly/ESSA_complaint

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