Making ESSA’s Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

College and Career Readiness / Equity / Federal Policy / Members Only / State Policy / Student Outcomes /

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed in December 2015, gives states the opportunity to create new approaches to school accountability and continuous improvement. These approaches, if informed by well-chosen indicators of school opportunity and performance, have the potential to create more inclusive and equitable learning environments for historically underserved students.