ESSA, Title I Summary & Analysis analyzes major changes in Title I from NCLB to ESSA and highlights potential areas of opportunities for education technology providers.
In December 2015, Congress passed and then-President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—the country’s longstanding federal K-12 public education law enacted in 2002. Like NCLB, ESSA reauthorizes the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which established a federal role for K-12 education in the United States. This new four-year framework, which goes into effect at the start of the 2017-18 school year, authorizes federal education funding levels and outlines federal requirements states, school districts and public schools must follow to be eligible to receive such funding. This includes requirements for accountability systems, assessments, standards, educator preparation and other education programs.