State Education Department proposes high-level concepts for draft Every Student Succeeds Act Plan

Sarah Obama

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Monday released high-level concepts to be reviewed by individuals to determine whether they should be incorporated into the state’s application under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The plans are designed to help New York State develop highly effective schools and to make sure the students are receiving the best possible education possible.

The proposed concepts include fewer tests for English language learners throughout the years, as well as offering regents level math exams for seventh and eighth graders.

A total of 36 high-level concepts are proposed and the full list can be viewed on the Department’s ESSA website.

Educators, parents and students across the state will have the chance to give feedback at board meetings scheduled throughout the next coming months.

The department will submit the plan to the Governor for review and the U.S. Department for Education for approval in 2017.

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