On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a reauthorization of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA replaces its predecessor, the
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
For the 2017–2018 grant year, local educational agencies (LEAs)
will complete the new ESSA Consolidated Grant Application to receive federal
funding authorized under ESEA.
This page of the TEA website offers guidance on the new ESSA
Consolidated Grant Application, as well as information about requirements
concerning the administration of ESSA grant funds and compliance with fiscal
Grants Compliance and Oversight
Grants Compliance and
Oversight will host a one day statewide training on September 12, 2017, from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center in Austin,
Texas. There is no cost for this event, and enrollment will be accepted until
the facility is at capacity.
Agenda and Training
ESSA Tools for LEAs
ESSA offers LEAs greater flexibility for using federal funds to effectively implement comprehensive, districtwide research-based initiatives that maximize student academic outcomes, particularly for those students at risk of not meeting challenging state academic assessment standards.
ESSA renews the U.S. Department of Education’s emphasis on comprehensive needs assessments and improvement planning. The new regulations increase LEAs’ responsibilities for monitoring student outcomes, coordinated use of federal funds, and for offering high-quality guidance and technical assistance to schools engaged in continuous improvement planning.
The following pages offer ESSA resources for continuous improvement planning, instructional best practices aligned to the State Consolidated Plan and TEA Strategic Priorities, and monitoring student outcomes.
Strategic Priority #1: Recruit, Support, and Retain Teacher and Principals
Strategic Priority #2: Build a Foundation in Reading and Math
Strategic Priority #3: Connect High School to Career and College
Strategic Priority #4: Improve Low-Performing Schools
Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Continuous Improvement Models
ESSA Private School Equitable Services
ESSA includes requirements for the monitoring and enforcement of equitable services to private nonprofit schools (PNPs). Refer to the ESSA Private School Equitable Services page of the TEA website for details on those requirements, as well as contact information for the designated TEA PNP ombudsman, contact person, and private school services state coordinator.
The ESSA Private School Equitable Services page of the TEA website also includes links to the Affirmation of Consultation form that districts and eligible private nonprofit schools (PNPs) must collaborate to complete. Instructions for completing and submitting the form are also linked on that page, in addition to the sections of ESSA that specify the PNP consultation requirement.
The Complete ESSA
Application: Training Sessions
Grants Compliance and
Oversight staff is currently presenting training sessions on the complete ESSA
Consolidated Grant Application at ESCs around Texas. These sessions supplement
and extend the previous training sessions focused on the three schedules that
are new in the 2017–2018 ESSA Consolidated Grant Application. In addition, they
provide guidance for LEAs on ESSA requirements governing private nonprofit
Appropriate staff from all
LEAs are encouraged to attend a session. The same training will be presented at
each session, and LEAs are free to attend training at the ESC of their choice.
To register for a training
session, use the links below:
May 4, 2017: ESC
May 8, 2017: ESC
May 18, 2017: ESC 15 (San
May 25, 2017: ESC 1 (Edinburg)
ESSA Fund Codes
The following fund codes are applicable to the ESSA Consolidated Grant Application:
LEA Fund Code
SSA Fund Code
Title I, Part A
Title I, Part C Migrant
Title I, Part D, Subpart 1
Title I, Part D, Subpart 2
Title II, Part A
Title III, Part A ELA
Title III, Part A Immigrant
Title IV, Part A-SSAEP