Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

​On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama. This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, provides a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages states, local school systems, and schools to innovate while at the same time holding all accountable for results. The Maryland State Department of Education is working with the ESSA Stakeholder Committee to participate in the review of the new law and development of Maryland's ESSA Plan.

Maryland's Draft Consolidated State Plan is available for review. Click here for the whole plan. Please complete the feedback survey here, which includes summaries of each section. This survey will remain open until January 31, 2017. Thank you for your input!

Esperamos que completen esta encuesta en español para compartir sus ideas sobre ESSA. 
Plan estatal consolidado de Maryland- BORRADOR #1

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 

ESSA Regional Listening Sessions 2017
Click on the image below for a PDF.ESSA Regional Listening Sessions 2017

Mary Gable
Assistant State Superintendent

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

MSDE Responses to Draft Regulations

Non-Regulatory Guidance

ESSA Stakeholder Committee

ESSA Outreach

ESSA Stakeholder Committee Meeting Dates

ESSA Subcommittees