ESSA

TEA Releases Draft ESSA State Plan for Public Comment

On July 31, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) consolidated state plan for Texas for public comment. The comment period runs through Tuesday, August 29, 2017, and comments can be submitted via email at essa@tea.texas.gov.

Created on Aug 1, 2017 | Last updated August 21, 2017

TEA Releases Preliminary ESSA Public Survey Results

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This preliminary report contains only the raw data output from the survey without any interpretation of the results. In addition, the documents contains only responses to the quantitative questions, the open-ended comment data will be analyzed and presented in a final report.

Created on Jan 3, 2017 | Last updated January 03, 2017

TEA ESSA Survey Talking Points

The TLA's Joint Task Force on ESSA developed messaging to support the importance of effective school library programs to be used in responding to the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) online ESSA survey. The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 25, 2016 | Last updated November 18, 2016

TEA Seeks Input on ESSA Implementation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016

ESSA and Texas School Libraries

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind, includes new library-related provisions that identify effective school library programs as essential to the education of school children. ESSA does not define an effective school library program, nor does it require or mandate school librarian staffing, whether certified or not.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016
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