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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaces No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The law is deeply rooted in advancing educational equity and building systems that eliminate systemic and historical barriers to student success. As a part of the law, all states were required to develop and submit a state plan.

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Oregon's Plan

Oregon’s Plan represents the hopes, dreams and values for Oregon’s students and schools. While the plan itself addresses specific federal requirements, it also serves as a renewed commitment for Oregonians to work together to ensure all students in our state have the opportunity to learn and thrive. Central to Oregon’s Plan and the work ahead are key commitments generated through the feedback and voices of Oregonians. We believe these commitments serve as the foundational tenets and levers to strengthen and shape our educational system to better serve Oregon’s students:

  • ADVANCE Equity
  • PROMOTE a Well-Rounded Education
  • STRENGTHEN District Systems
  • FOSTER Ongoing Engagement

School & District Improvement

  • Districts will serve as the hub for improving systems that are not working for students.
  • Oregon will move away from the ineffective model under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of shaming and blaming schools.
  • ODE will collaborate with local districts to ensure relevant and timely supports are delivered to meet student needs within each diverse local context.
  • Districts will, with support from ODE, lead, support and monitor their efforts to improve student outcomes in schools.

Please contact Meg Boyd, Strategic Communications Analyst, with questions or for more information.

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