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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
This bipartisan measure, signed into law on Dec. 10, 2015, reauthorized the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.
Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators—consistent with our Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods
Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.
PARENT RIGHT TO KNOW
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Our district is required to inform you of information that you, according to the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-95), have the right to know. Upon your request, our district is required to provide to you in a timely manner, the following information:
· Whether your student’s teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
· Whether your student’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
· Whether your student’s teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
· Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
In addition to the information that parents may request, a building receiving Title I.A funds must provide to each individual parent:
· Information on the level of achievement and academic growth of your student, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments required under Title I.A.
· Timely notice that your student has been assigned, or has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who has not met applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.
Oak Hill R-I School District