Ohio Department of Education
Full Draft of Ohio's
State ESSA Plan Released
After a year of engaging with more than 15,000 of Ohio’s educators,
parents and community members about their vision for our state’s
educational system, the Ohio Department of Education released the full
draft plan and technical submission of Ohio’s State Plan for the Every
Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
This full draft plan reflects the draft plan overview document and
provides further details. The draft overview can be found by clicking
“We’ve already received many comments from Ohio’s educators, parents
and community members on the draft overview,” said Paolo DeMaria,
superintendent of public instruction. “With everyone’s continued
engagement, we’ll make significant strides in improving opportunities
and outcomes for the students in our state.”
The full plan and technical document covers several important aspects
of Ohio’s education system, including Academic Standards, Assessments,
Accountability and School Improvement, among others. Most readers will
still find the overview document the best source of information for
what the state proposes.
The Ohio Department of Education invites the public to review and
comment on the plan. The comment period will be open through March 6.
Input will continue to be incorporated throughout the development of
the final Ohio plan and technical submission. Once edits are made based
on the comments received, the full draft plan and technical document
will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in April.
The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into federal law on Dec. 10,
2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. This long-awaited
legislation represents a shift from broad federal oversight of primary
and secondary education to greater flexibility and decision-making at
the state and local levels. ESSA requires states to develop plans that
address standards, assessments, school and district accountability, and
special help for struggling schools.
Full Draft of the ESSA Plan here