Special Education Accountability Standards: What Every Student Success Act (ESSA) Changes


November 22, 2017


Hope Krisch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Changes and Impact on Special Education Policy.

The new K-12 federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), gives states increased flexibility over assessment, accountability and use of funding. This represents a marked shift in federal control to states, presenting state and local stakeholders with an important opportunity to redefine what student success looks like and the goals of our nation’s education system. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was launched in December 2015, and it offers states and districts to move beyond top-down, test-and-sanction based reforms which failed to help kids. There has been a sea of change in the education policy since.

The session by expert speaker Hope N. Kirsch, Esq. will explain what you need to know about ESSA as an educator. You’ll also get an overview of ESSA, its history and how it differs from the prior law. The webinar will also provide ESSA priorities, the legal obligations of schools and also explain how you can transition to and implement ESSA.

You will know how ESSA impacts students, classrooms, schools and communities and understand how you can develop ESSA plans. Various resources will be provided at the end of the session which can be your take-away.

Session Highlights:

  • What educators need to know about Every Student Success Act (ESSA)
  • Impact on testing, assessments and standards
  • How ESSA will impact school accountability and school improvement?
  • What does ESSA look like and what do educators need to know?
  • Overview and history of ESSA
  • How does ESSA differ from prior law?
  • Priorities of the ESSA
  • The legal obligations of schools
  • How to transition to and implement ESSA in your institution?
  • How will ESSA impact students, classrooms, school and the community?
  • Developing ESSA plans
  • Resources for educators

Who Should Attend:

  • School administrators
  • Transition coordinators
  • Educational advocates
  • Parents of students with disabilities
  • High functioning special needs students in high school
  • School attorneys
  • School psychologists and counsellors

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