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.


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


Every Student Succeeds Act English Language Proficiency Amendment

Maryland is applying for an amendment to the Every Student Succeeds Act in regards to English language proficiency for students who are classified as English learners (ELs). This amendment is to update the exit criteria and corresponding growth-to-target and annual measurements of interim progress tables, which will ensure that ELs attain proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. The Maryland State Department of Education is requesting the public’s input and feedback on this amendment. All comments should be emailed to Susan Spinnato at susan.spinnato@maryland.gov.



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

September 18, 2017

Maryland's Revised ESSA Submission

December 27, 2017


   U.S. Department of Education's Site
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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