Every Student Succeeds Act

Every student, every day

In 2015, the federal legislation known as Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was formally adopted. This legislation replaces No Child Left Behind and brings with it a main focus on equity. Illinois formalized its ESSA plan in 2017.

Districts across the state have a complex task ahead as we learn about ESSA, its requirements and how we can best support ALL students.

This website will serve as a resource of information about ESSA and will be updated frequently with facts, links and helpful reading materials about this legislation.