This report provides insight into key areas of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that have prompted questions and concerns from education leaders and policymakers as they prepare to implement this new law.

The 10 ESSA issues explored in this report include:

  • Assessment Flexibility
  • Assessment Participation and Opt-Outs
  • Innovative Assessment Pilot
  • Indicators of School Quality or Student Success
  • English Learners and Accountability
  • Supporting Low-Performing Schools
  • Teachers and School Leaders
  • Title I’s Supplement-Not-Supplant Provision
  • Title IV – 21st Century Schools
  • State Plans

 PUBLISHED: August 8, 2016

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