The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages states and schools to innovate, while at the same time maintaining a focus on accountability, an emphasis on state and local systems of improvement, and a more balanced assessment system.
ESSA establishes a framework for preparing Oregons students for life beyond K-12, whether that is attending college or pursuing a career. A prepared graduate should have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in college, technical, or trade schools, or enter directly into the workplace without having to take remedial or developmental courses. Additionally, graduates should be able to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations. The Federal law acts as newly-obtained leverage to improve the educational landscape in Oregon and reflects many of our states educational priorities including:
Oregon's ESSA State Plan
Community engagement and collaboration are key to the development of a strong plan. ODE will be reaching out broadly to hear from communities across the state about their values and priorities related to education, in addition to forming four workgroups, including: Standards and Assessment, Accountability, Educator Effectiveness, and School and District Improvement.
Key Principles Guiding the Work
ODE is committed to:
Click on a link below to find specific information and resources for each of the four ESSA Work Groups:
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) New This page has information on the new Act that will succeed ESEA http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=5493
For information on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3475
ODE wants to hear from you! Please share your suggestions or send questions to: ESSA.Oregon@state.or.us eMail
Directions to the college: North on Highway 101 through Coos Bay's downtown area. You will pass the Coos Bay Boardwalk on the right. Continue northbound past the Timber Inn and Red Lion. Turn left (west) on Newmark Avenue (stop light, Lucky Star Restaurant is on the left). Continue on Newmark Avenue for approximately 2 miles. The college entrance is located on your right across from Wal-Mart.