The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
ESSA was signed into law December 10, 2015, and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA builds upon the work states, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), school districts, charter schools, tribal schools, and schools implemented over the last few years. The reauthorized law prioritizes excellence and equity for our students and supports great educators. As part of ESSA, LEAs and schools must provide parents with the following:
1. Individual report cards that let you know how your child is progressing;
2. The professional qualifications of teachers and instructional paraprofessionals;
3. Notification that the student’s teacher has limited state certification/licensure;
4. Information on state and local assessments;
5. State or LEA policy–student participation on assessments.
Services Provided by Title I
• Instructional Personnel
• Professional Development
• Parent and Family Engagement Activities
• Extended Learning Opportunities
• Classroom Interventions
• Class Size Reduction
• To be engaged in your child's school
• To help create and/or review the school Parent and Family Engagement Plan
• To provide input on how to use Title I funds
Report Card for Every Student
You have the right to know how well your child is progressing. Schools that operate Title I, Part A programs must generate a report card for every student that explains how well the student scored on the state assessment in, at least, reading, English language arts, and mathematics.
The Title I, Part A Program It allows LEAs and schools to offer services and interventions that support struggling learners. Title I, Part A is one of many programs governed by ESSA.
Two types of programs schools can fund through Title I, Part A are Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance.
• Schoolwide means that all students— based on academic need—are eligible to receive the additional instruction this federal program will fund.
• Targeted Assistance makes it possible to provide the same benefits but only to selected students based on academic need.