AASA Issues Statement on Final ESSA Accountability Regulations


James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 28, 2016– Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today on the implementation process of the Every Student Succeeds Act, specifically, the final accountability regulations.

“Today’s final rule on the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act is a solid improvement over the initial proposal and brings the regulations much more in line with the intent and spirit of the underlying statute.  

“It is clear the U.S. Dept. of Education listened carefully to the overwhelming feedback it received in response to the proposed rule and revised its first draft to more closely reflect the insight, expertise and feedback of education practitioners—including public school superintendents—across the nation. As we move forward with ESSA implementation and into the new year and new Congress, AASA remains committed to working with Congress and the new administration to make sure additional ESSA implementation resources are equally committed to state and local leadership and flexibility, as well as broader education policies prioritizing the strengthening and support of our nation’s public schools.”


For specific questions about ESSA implementation, please contact Noelle Ellerson, AASA associate executive director, policy and advocacy, at nellerson@aasa.org.


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org