Creating an Effective State Education Agency Accountability Plan to Meet ESSA Requirements

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State Educational Agency (SEA) to submit a consolidated plan to participate in one or more of the following programs:

  • Title I, Part A:  Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
  • Title I, Part C:  Education of Migratory Children
  • Title I, Part D:  Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
  • Title II, Part A:  Supporting Effective Instruction
  • Title III, Part A:  English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
  • Title IV, Part A:  Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
  • Title IV, Part B:  21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Title V, Part B, Subpart 2:  Rural and Low-Income School Program
  • Title VII, Subpart B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (McKinney-Vento Act)

The required elements for each program must be addressed and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) by one of the following two deadlines: April 3, 2017; or September 18, 201.7

Kamm Solutions experts who have worked with many state departments of education can help guide and support states in meeting these requirements and fulfilling the ESSA proclamations:

  1. Advance equity by upholding critical protections for America’s disadvantaged and high-need students.
  2. Require high academic standards that will prepare students to succeed in college and careers.
  3. Ensure that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students’ progress toward those high standards.
  4. Support and grow local innovations, including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators.
  5. Sustain and expand access to high-quality preschool.
  6. Maintain an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in the lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.

Kamm Solutions works closely with members of the State Departments of Education to ensure success for students and schools.

Format: To build an effective SEA accountability plan under ESSA requires many meetings and workshops with key state leaders and teams. In addition, an overview of this SEA planning process can be provided through seminars and customized learning opportunities designed to support and enhance current SEA programs and structures related to this topic.

Participants: SEA leaders, leadership teams and other appropriate stakeholder groups