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ESSA and Students with Disabilities


The planning and implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires attention from those who advocate on behalf of students with disabilities. ESSA requires states to engage in "timely and meaningful consultation" with stakeholders in both the planning stage as well as implementation.

Ensuring that students with disabilities are treated equitably under ESSA must be a top priority as this new law is implemented. The impact that ESSA will have on students with disabilities will depend in large part on the involvement and scrutiny advocates give to the development and implementation of their state accountability systems and state plans. Learn more about key ESSA provisions important to students with disabilities in this Webinar conducted June 15, 2017 for the Assoc. of University Centers on Disability. Analyze your state plan using our ESSA State Plan Review Guide & Advocacy Tips (PDF, 22 pgs)

Additional resources for state-level ESSA information: Understanding ESSA :: Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation :: ESSA Co-Pilot :: Education Commission of the States :: Check State Plans :: AEE Equity Dashboards

The Advocacy Institute and the National Down Syndrome Congress prepared analyses of several draft state ESSA consolidated plans - available by clicking on the state name below. These analyses were prepared over several months and do not necessarily reflect the significant changes made to ESSA through the withdrawal the federal regulations governing Accountability, State Plans and Data Reporting on March 9, 2017. The changes are reflected in the template released by the US Dept. of Education on March 13, 2017.

All submitted plans and USED correspondence including interim feedback letters and peer review notes are available here.

Information on alternate assessments and state waivers to exceed the 1% cap on alternate assessments is available here.

STATUS OF STATE PLANS AS OF 08-13-18

Spring 2017 submissions:

Arizona :: APPROVED 9-6-17 >> Approved State Plan

Colorado :: APPROVED 5-7-18 >> Approved State Plan

Connecticut :: APPROVED 8-15-17 >> Approved State Plan

Delaware :: APPROVED 8-1-17 >> Approved State Plan

District of Columbia :: APPROVED 8-30-17 >> Approved State Plan

Illinois :: APPROVED 8-30-17 >> Approved State Plan

Louisiana :: APPROVED 8-15-17 >> Approved State Plan

Maine :: APPROVED 8-31-17 >> Approved State Plan

Massachusetts :: APPROVED 9-21-17 Approved State Plan

Michigan :: APPROVED 11-28-17 >> Approved State Plan

Nevada :: APPROVED 8-9-17 >> Approved State Plan

New Jersey :: APPROVED 8-9-17 >> Approved State Plan

New Mexico :: APPROVED 8-9-17 >> Approved State Plan

North Dakota :: APPROVED 9-1-17 Approved State Plan

Oregon :: APPROVED 8-30-17 >> Approved State Plan (PDF 2.4 MB)

Tennessee :: APPROVED 8-30-17 >> Approved State Plan

Vermont :: APPROVED 8-31-17 >> Approved State Plan (PDF 2.9 MB)

Fall 2017 submissions:

Alabama :: APPROVED 05-07-18 >> Approved State Plan

Alaska :: APPROVED 05-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Arkansas :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

California :: APPROVED 07-12-18 >> Approved State Plan

Florida ::

Georgia :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

Hawaii :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

Idaho :: APPROVED 03-29-18 >> Approved State Plan

Indiana :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

Iowa :: APPROVED 05-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Kansas :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

Kentucky :: APPROVED 05-07-18 >> Approved State Plan

Maryland :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan :: Letter to MD re N-size

Minnesota :: APPROVED 1-10-18 >> Approved State Plan

Mississippi :: APPROVED 03-29-18 >> Approved State Plan

Missouri :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Montana :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

Nebraska :: APPROVED 06-05-18 >> Approved State Plan

New Hampshire :: APPROVED 01-19-18 >> Approved State Plan

New York :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan
(Comments on NYSED waiver request >> DENIED 01-16-18)

North Carolina :: APPROVED 06-05-18 >> Approved State Plan

Ohio :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Oklahoma :: APPROVED 07-02-18 >> Approved State Plan

Pennsylvania :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Rhode Island :: APPROVED 03-29-18 >> Approved State Plan

Puerto Rico :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

South Carolina :: APPROVED 05-03-18 >> Approved State Plan

South Dakota :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Texas :: APPROVED 03-26-18 >> Approved State Plan (dated March 6, 2018)

Utah :: APPROVED 07-12-18 >> Approved State Plan

Virginia :: APPROVED 05-03-18 >> Approved State Plan (WORD)

Washington :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

West Virginia :: APPROVED 1-10-18 >> Approved ESSA plan

Wisconsin :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

Wyoming :: APPROVED 01-16-18 >> Approved State Plan

 
 
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