State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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Dept. of Ed Approves ESSA Plans for VT and ME

The Dept. of Education approved state ESSA plans for Vermont and Maine. The department highlighted Vermont’s “inclusion of physical fitness in its accountability system” and “tracking the percentage of high school students who go on to college, the workforce, military, or trade school 16 months...

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ME Dept. of Ed Considering “Certificate of Completion” Under ESSA

The Maine Dept. of Education is considering a “Certificate of Completion” under ESSA “designed to recognize students who may not be considered ‘proficient’ under the law,” but still “pass all their classes.” If approved, the certificate would fall under ESSA’s “college and career ready” indicator.

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