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Every Student Succeeds Act Implementation Committee

Alabama’s ESSA Implementation Committee was created on March 14, 2016 by Executive Order 16 signed by Governor Robert Bentley. The committee was formed to create a plan to implement the ESSA in Alabama. That plan is due to the Governor by December 1, 2016. The committee has 32 members which includes superintendents and members of local school boards, school principals, teachers, Alabama State Department of Education officials and education policy advocates from across Alabama.

You can read Executive Order 16 here.

Executive Order 16, Amendment 1 is available here.
Executive Order 16, Amendment 2 is available here.

Full list of Committee Members
List of Subcommittee Working Groups and Members

Jeana Ross, Chairman
Shanthia Washington, Vice Chairman
Matt Akin, Vice Chairman

June 24/June 27 Subcommittee Reports:

Accountability
Educator Effectiveness
Schools and District Improvement
Standards, Assessments, ELL

Early Learning
Title Programs
Data Collection and Reporting

Handouts given to Accountability Subcommittee:

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Comparison
ACT 2012-402 A-F Report Card Law Proposed Indicators
Key State Decisions Required Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

July 22 Subcommittee Reports:

Accountability – 2
Data Collection and Reporting – 2
Early Learning – 2
Educator Effectiveness – 2
Schools and District Improvement – 2
Standards, Assessments, ELL – 2
Title Programs – 2

Handouts given to Schools and District Improvement Subcommittee Meeting 2:

ESSA Handout – Schools and District Improvement, Title Programs
ESSA Handout – Flynt and Morton 2009

September 14/15 Subcommittee Reports:

Accountability – 3
**Accountability – David Griffith, Fordham Institute, Presentation
**Accountability Handout – N Size Preliminary Data
Data Collection and Reporting – 3
**Data Collection and Reporting – Brennan Parton, Data Quality Campaign, Presentation
Early Learning – 3
Educator Effectiveness – 3
Schools and District Improvement – 3
**Schools and District Improvement – Woods and Aragon, ECS Presentation
Standards, Assessments, ELL – 3
**Standards, Assessments, ELL – Matt Weyer, NCSL, Presentation

October 5/7 Subcommittee Reports:

Joint Meeting: Accountability and Standards, Assessments, ELL – 4
**Accountability/Standards, Assessments, ELL Handouts – 1
**Accountability/Standards, Assessments, ELL Handouts – 2
Schools and District Improvement – 4
**Schools and District Improvement – Member Report – Triggers for Entrance and Exit Criteria
Title Programs – 4
**Title Programs Handouts – Library Recommendations – 1
**Title Programs Handouts – Library Recommendations – 2

 

Future Meeting Dates

Thursday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. – Accountability Subcommittee Meeting  #2
135 South Union Street, Suite 215

Thursday, August 18, 1:00 p.m. – Implementation Committee Meeting #2
Capitol Auditorium

Wednesday, September 14 – Work Groups/Subcommittee Meeting #3
135 South Union Street, Suite 215

10 a.m.: Title Programs
1:30 p.m.: Data Collection and Reporting
1:30 p.m.: Schools and District Improvement

Thursday, September 15 – Work Groups/Subcommittee Meeting #3
135 South Union Street, Suite 215

10 a.m.: Accountability
10 a.m.: Early Learning
1:30 p.m.: Educator Effectiveness
1:30 p.m.: Standards, Assessments, ELL

**Agendas for September 14 and 15 Meetings

Thursday, September 29 –  Early Learning Meeting postponed to October 5

Wednesday, October 5 – Work Groups/Subcommittees Meeting #4
135 South Union Street, Suite 215

10 a.m.: Joint meeting with Accountability and Standards, Assessments, ELL
10 a.m.: Early Learning (previously scheduled for Sept. 29)

*Agenda for Accountability/Standards, Assessments, EL Meeting
*Agenda for Early Learning Meeting

Friday, October 7 – Work Groups/Subcommittees Meeting #4
135 South Union Street, Suite 215

9 a.m.: Schools and District Improvement
1 p.m.: Title Programs

*Agenda for Schools and District Improvement Meeting
*Agenda for Title Programs Meeting

Tuesday, November 1 – Work Groups/Full Implementation Committee Meeting
Meetings will be held at 135 South Union Street. Please see below for floor level.

10 a.m.: Accountability, 2nd Floor
10 a.m.: Educator Effectiveness, 2nd Floor 
10 a.m.: Standards, Assessments, ELL, 2nd Floor 
1 p.m.: Full Implementation Committee Meeting, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Thursday, November 10 – Presentation of Key Decisions to the Alabama State Board of Education

DRAFT – ESSA Implementation Committee – Key Decisions 

  

Public Comments

The Alabama ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ Implementation Committee is interested in your ideas and comments.

The public comment period for input in the draft of the ESSA State Plan has closed. The first draft of the ESSA State Plan was presented to the Alabama State Board of Education on November 10, 2016 and is available for public review. Your input is critical to the success of Alabama’s ESSA education plan.

DRAFT – ESSA Implementation Committee – Key Decisions

To submit a comment on the Alabama ESSA Implementation Committee’s Key Decisions, click here.

 

For more information about the features of the ESSA and Alabama’s plans for meeting ESSA requirements, access the Alabama State Department of Education’s ESSA website: https://www.alsde.edu/.

Any information (e.g., personal or contact) you provide with your comments may be publicly disclosed and searchable on the Internet and in a paper docket and will be provided to the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.