There is ‘Hope That ESSA Will Bring Positive Change To Classrooms’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. In it, Randi Weingarten, Barnett Berry, Morgan Polikoff, Erik M. Francis, and Jacki Gran write how they believe The Every Student Succeeds Act will affect classroom practice.

I have been adding ESSA resources to The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process, but thought it was time to create its separate list.

You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning How The Every Student Succeeds Act Affects English Language Learners.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act:

No Child Left Behind replacement would give other states the freedom California has already claimed is from The Los Angeles Times.

New Version Of “No Child Left Behind” Passes House – Includes Changes For English Language Learners.

President Obama Signs Into Law a Rewrite of No Child Left Behind is from The New York Times.

No Child Left Behind Is Gone, But Will It Be Back? is from The Atlantic.

INSIDE THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT is a big collection from Ed Week.

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Every Student Succeeds Act, But Were Afraid To Ask

Education Department proposes rules for judging schools is from The Washington Post.

U.S. Dept. of Education releases draft regulations for new federal law is from Ed Source.

Here’s a compilation of resources on The Every Student Succeeds Act from the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Your Cheat Sheet for the Proposed ESSA Accountability Rules is from Ed Week.

How Will ESSA’s Innovative Assessment Pilot Work? is from Ed Week.


The Education Commission of the States has put out what may be the most accessible, and short, guide to The Every Student Succeeds Act.

NEA Wants States to Go For Bold Changes Under ESSA, Listen to Teachers is from Ed Week.

6 Ways States Can Redefine Student Success and Transform Education Under ESSA is from Ed Week.

Obama administration to release new rules for judging schools is from The Washington Post.

Equity and ESSA: Leveraging Educational Opportunity Through the Every Student Succeeds Act is from The Learning Policy Institute.

Developing and Measuring Higher Order Skills: Models for State Performance Assessment Systems is from Linda Darling Hammond.

Beyond test scores, here are new ways states are tracking school success is from The PBS News Hour.

Long rated by test scores, schools may soon be judged on student absenteeism too is from The Washington Post.

Encouraging Social and Emotional Learning In the Context of New Accountability is a new report from The Learning Policy Institute.

Improving Accountability Measurement Under ESSA is by Matthew Di Carlo.