Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA): Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015. The new law replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Under ESSA, states will develop new federal accountability systems during the 2016-2017 year, to be implemented the following school year. Updates on plan progress will be made available on this webpage throughout the development of Virginia’s state plan.