Changes to School Improvement Under ESSA


The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) made some significant changes to how schools are identified as "in improvement."

When a school is identified for Support and Improvement, at the beginning of the school year, schools are required to notify parents and families of enrolled students and take the following actions:

  1. Develop School Support and Improvement Plans
  2. Implement the plans for School Improvement

These requirements are significantly different than school improvement under the previous reauthorization of ESEA, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Use this link to gain access to the recorded webinar to learn more about the changes in "School Improvement" under ESSA, specifically, Dr. Holbrook reviews the: 

  • Changes in identification of schools "in improvement" 
  • Available school improvement funding sources
  • Intervention services for identified schools 

We are proud to provide free, informational webinars on 21APR, ESSA, McKinney-Vento, and other federal requirements to support our customers and the community in the work they do to increase program and participant growth and achievement. 

Dr. David Holbrook

About The Author

Dr. David Holbrook is a nationally recognized leader in federal programs administration and monitoring with expertise in Title I, Title III, Native American Education, and Federal Programs. Dr. Holbrook has also worked as a consultant with Title III of the US Department of Education and now serves as Executive Director, Federal Compliance and State Relationships with TransAct.