ESSA and Equitable Access to Excellent Educators
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to ensure that students of color and students from low-income backgrounds are not taught disproportionately by inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of-field teachers. The Equitable Access Support Network has been supporting states to address this goal since late 2014, when the U.S. Department of Education first issued guidance to states to develop educator equity plans. This session will orient participants to the resources that the EASN has produced and help them apply these resources to states’ efforts to develop plans for ESSA implementation.
Download Session Materials
- State Equity Plan Data Analysis Matrix_August 2015.xlsx
- EASN Implementation Tips Sheet 1_Setting Equity Goals.pdf
- EASN Implementation Tips Sheet 2_Progress Metrics.pdf
- EASN Implementation Tips Sheet 3_Collecting, Analyzing, and Responding to Data.pdf
In her work with Equitable Access Support Network, Kate managed two state workgroups, focused on monitoring equity plan implementation and analyzing equity data. She also provided individualized coaching to states and provided feedback on numerous state equity plans, in addition to supporting development of various tools and resources related to equitable access.
Danielle Smith is the Technical Assistance Team Lead for the U.S. Department of Education Office of State Support and leads the Equitable Access to Excellent Educators initiative and Equitable Access Support Network technical assistance support to States for implementing equity plans.
As Director of the Equitable Access Support Network, Monica has overseen state workgroups and product development, and has presented content at TA meetings across the country. She also provided individualized coaching and support to states, focused on data analysis, measuring progress, and reporting, and has provided feedback on numerous state equity plans.