Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

​On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama. This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, formerly known as No Child Left Behind, provides a long-term, stable federal policy that gives states additional flexibility and encourages states, local school systems, and schools to innovate while at the same time holding all accountable for results. The Maryland State Department of Education is working with the ESSA Stakeholder Committee to participate in the review of the new law and development of Maryland's ESSA Plan.

Every Students Succeeds Act Math Waiver

Mar​y​land is applying for a waiver from the Every Student Succeeds Act in re​g​ards to Math. This waiver would allow each Maryland middle school student, regardless of grade-level, who is enrolled in an advanced mathematics course (Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry) to take the end of course assessment commensurate with their course of study instead of a grade specific mathematics assessment. The Maryland State Department of Education is requesting the public's input and feedback. All comments should be emailed to Danielle Susskind at danielle.susskind@maryland.gov.


Every Students Succeeds Act Science Waiver

Maryland is applying for a waiver from the Every Students Succeeds Act in regards to Science. This request is to permit MD to provide students with a census standalone field test during the first year of transition to a new test measuring the Next Generation Science Standards.  This would impact the reporting of individual student results during the 2016-2017 school year for grades five and eight and the 2017-2018 school year for high school. The Maryland State Department of Education is requesting the public's input and feedback on this request. All comments should be emailed to Danielle Susskind at danielle.susskind@maryland.gov.


Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State
Plan Final

Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan Final (Revised) January 10, 2018

Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan Final
(Revised) January 10, 2018

Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated State Plan Final

September 18, 2017


Maryland's Revised ESSA Submission

December 27, 2017



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Contact:
Mary Gable
Assistant State Superintendent
Division of Student, Family and
School Support/Academic Policy
410-767-0472

                      mary.gable@maryland.gov