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ESSA State Plan Development Opportunities

Opportunities to participate in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan development.

As part of California’s transition to ESSA, California must submit an ESSA State Plan to the U.S. Department of Education. The State Plan will describe the State’s implementation of standards, assessment, accountability, and assistance programs and will move us toward California’s goal of having a single, coherent local, state, and federal education system. The California Department of Education (CDE) is committed to ensuring a transparent transition to the new law and developing an ESSA State Plan that is informed by the voices of diverse Californians.

ESSA State Plan Stakeholder Policy Input Meetings

In February 2017, the CDE, in partnership with select county offices of education, convened a second round of stakeholder meetings to inform the development of California’s ESSA State Plan. The purpose of these meetings was to present the policy decisions California needs to make in order to develop its ESSA State Plan, and gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders on the options the State could pursue in order to address those policy decisions. You can find meeting materials on the Policy Input Meeting Materials Web page.

Date/Time
Location

February 6
1–4 p.m.

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

February 7
1–4 p.m.

Moreno Valley Conference Center
14075 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

February 8
2–4 p.m.

Webinar

February 9
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Sacramento County Office of Education
10474 Mather Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655

February 10
1–4 p.m.

Fresno County Office of Education
1111 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721

February 11
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Webinar

Stakeholder Engagement - Phase II

Phase II of stakeholder outreach took place in November and December 2016 and focused on public review and comment on the first draft sections of the ESSA State Plan. Stakeholders were encouraged to utilize resources on the ESSA Stakeholder Engagement Toolkit to inform stakeholders about the timeline for the development of the State Plan and provide important overview information. Stakeholders were also directed to the Stakeholder Engagement - Phase II Toolkit which included toolkit facilitator instructions, the first draft sections, overview videos, and the public comment survey.

The results of this outreach are scheduled to be reported to the State Board of Education in a February 2017 Information Memorandum.

Stakeholder Engagement - Phase I

Phase I of California's ESSA stakeholder outreach took place in May through the beginning of July 2016 and consisted of webinars, a brief survey, and regional stakeholder meetings, each described below. The results of this outreach were reported to the State Board of Education as an August 2016 Information Memorandum as the Every Student Succeeds Act Stakeholder Engagement - Phase I Report (DOC).

ESSA Regional Stakeholder Meetings

The CDE and several county offices of education across the state partnered to host a series of regional stakeholder meetings to provide an overview of the ESSA and an update on the development of the ESSA State Plan and to consult with stakeholders regarding what should be included in the State Plan. The overview presentation (PDF) is available online.

Date/Time Location
June 16
1–4 p.m.
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, CA 95814

June 20
1–4 p.m.

Shasta County Office of Education
2985 Innsbruck Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

June 23
1–4 p.m.

Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Jose/Eastside Room
1290 Ridder Park Drive
San Jose, CA 95131-2304
June 27
1–4 p.m.
Tulare County Office of Education
6200 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93278
Redwood Rooms C-F
June 28
1–4 p.m.
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Hwy - EC 281
Downey, CA 90242
July 8
1–4 p.m.
Etiwanda Gardens
7576 Etiwanda Ave
Etiwanda, CA 91739

ESSA Stakeholder Survey

The CDE surveyed interested members of the public regarding important questions they have regarding California's transition to the ESSA and to collect recommendations about what should be included in California's ESSA State Plan. This initial survey of the public closed on July 8, 2016. Responses to the survey will be reviewed by CDE staff and will inform ESSA State Plan development including future stakeholder meetings and communications.

California ESSA Webinar for Education Stakeholders and Public

On May 26 and June 1, 2016, the CDE, with support from the Comprehensive Center at WestEd, hosted an informational webinar to provide an overview of the ESSA and an update on the development of the ESSA State Plan. Below you will find a link to the recording of the webinar and a link to the webinar materials.

Questions:   ESSA Team | ESSA@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0843
Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 16, 2017
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