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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Iowa's Draft ESSA Plan

ESSA logo Iowans are encouraged to provide feedback on the third and final draft of the Every Student Succeeds Act state plan, released August 17.

Read a snapshot of the third draft and the news release announcement. Feedback will be collected through an online survey open through September 11.

Comments also may be submitted via email at or by mail: Iowa Department of Education, Attn: Deputy Director David Tilly/ESSA Feedback, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

Iowa’s final ESSA plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by September 18.

August 2017 Draft Plan (Third Draft)

Snapshot of Iowa's Third Draft

Give Feedback on the Third Draft

Second Draft

June 2017 Draft Plan (Second Draft)

Snapshot of Second Draft

Revisions from First Draft Plan

Feedback Data on First Draft Plan

First Draft

January Draft State Plan for ESSA (2017-01-06)

January Statewide Information Tour (2017-01-06)

Presentation Slides from January Information Tour

2016 Iowa Resources

2016 Listening Tour (2016-09-06)

Presentation Slides from September-October 2016 Public Input Meetings

Iowa ESSA Fact Sheet (2016-09-26)

2016-05-06 Iowa's Transition Plan for Supplemental Education Services and School Choice Options under No Child Left Behind for 2016-17

2016-04-14 Webinar Recording - Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status - Presentation Slides

2016-04-04 ESSA Letter to Superintendents - AYP

2016-03-01 ESSA Letter to Superintendents - SES

ESSA News in Iowa

Other Resources

Read the Every Student Succeeds Act

U.S. Department of Education's ESSA webpage

Every Student Succeeds Act Advisory Committee

About the Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This update, which received bipartisan support in Congress and was signed by the President in 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind Act and will be fully implemented in the 2017-18 school year. ESSA maintains a focus on transparency and accountability while returning more authority to states and local school districts to set goals and create systems of support that will improve student learning. Under ESSA, Iowa and other states must develop state plans that address assessments, school and district accountability, funding, and support for struggling schools.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 20, 2017 at 6:59pm.