New ESSA RoadMap Now Available


The School Support and Improvement ESSA RoadMap is now available.

The TransACT® RoadMaps for ESSA are resources within the Parent Notices subscription services that are used by schools and school districts to help implement ESSA requirements.

ESSA RoadMaps:

  • Are a series of online, yes-no questions designed to identify unique characteristics of a school or schools related to ESSA requirements
  • Deliver prescriptive guidance and lists of required or recommended parent notifications and engagement practices
  • Serve as evidence of implementation in the event of a monitoring visit
  • Support compliance throughout the district, while minimizing the time spent by federal programs directors managing compliance

All ESSA notifications and ESSA RoadMaps are now available. Although ESSA was implemented on July 1, 2017, timelines for the publication of certain notifications and RoadMaps (such as the School Support and Improvement RoadMaps) were impacted by state plan approval timelines.  Notifications like the ‘Status of School Performance letter’ communicated items that were contingent upon the approval of State Plans by the U.S. Department of Education. State plan approvals were completed on September 26, 2018.  

There are 21 categories of ESSA parent notices and 107 notifications in the TransACT ESSA Parent Notices Collection. These notifications are associated with various sections of ESSA law. TransACT's Executive Director of Federal Compliance and State Relationships, Dr. David Holbrook developed 14 RoadMaps that include recommendations for all 107 of the ESSA notifications.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the parent notices available from TransACT, please contact us at 425.977.2100, Option 3 or email us at

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.