The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by Congress in 2015. It largely replaced the No Child Left Behind Acti of 2001 (NCLB) as the nation’s preeminent federal education law.

ESSA requires extensive federal and state policymaking to implement. This page is your resource for information on the latest federal and state regulations.

General Information

Read official information from USDOE at

Final Federal Regulations

The US Department of Education has released its final regulations for Accountability and State Plans under the ESSA. The document is available via the federal register.

A brief 6-page summary is also available.

Arizona Department of Education State Plan

Read the latest draft of the Arizona ESSA state implementation plan here.

ESSA Entries

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Visit this section for highlights from the latest happenings in K-12 education. We’ll update you on conversations from the Classrooms First Initiative, Public Engagement Task Force, and other education groups.

Meeting Summary Entries

Below is the full list of 9-12 indicators that the Committee considered. 9-12 College & Career Readiness Rubric — SY 16-17 Earns a Grand Canyon Diploma Passing score on AZ Merit Algebra 2 or ELA 11 Meets cut score on…

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View the latest from the State Board of Education here. This page will include updates, meeting summaries, standards info and updates from ad hoc committees. Stay tuned for January’s meeting summary and more from the A-F Ad Hoc Committee.

State Board of Education Entries

Business Reports President’s Report: 2017 priorities – periodic review of the new a-f accountability system, focus on literacy efforts, work to modify current ELL model, focus on issues for students like poverty, and seeking out avenues to enhance compensation for…

The March State Board of Education Meeting was canceled.

Attendance: President Ballantyne, Vice President Carter, Superintendent Douglas, Dr. Cheng, Dr. Rottweiler, Member Mak, Member Baker, and Member Taylor BUSINESS REPORTS Presidents Report: The SBE retreat will take place this summer and the current topics include the impact of literacy…

To read the full summary from the State Board of Education’s January meeting, follow this link SBE 1.23.17.