Leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act to Support State Visions for College and Career Readiness

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provides numerous opportunities for states to leverage federal dollars in support of college and career readiness. This policy framework from the College & Career Readiness & Success Center at the American Institutes of Research is designed to help states understand the opportunities within ESSA and align their visions for college and career readiness with requirements under the federal law. The brief focuses on the law’s three most salient policy components related to college and career readiness: well-rounded education, multiple-measure accountability systems and purposeful assessments. 

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August 2016