ESSA State Plan and Legislation Database

Colleen Brooks 1/15/2019

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ESSA State Plan and Legislation Database

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, required states to outline their plan to implement the federal education law. NCSL has reviewed the approved ESSA Consolidated State Plans and compiled select provisions into an online database that permits users to access individual state profiles, sort and filter elements of the State Plans and locate relevant state legislation. NCSL’s Dan Thatcher, Colleen Brooks and Ben Erwin will share an overview of the database, as well as content provided in the companion guide.




  • Colleen Brooks, J.D., senior policy specialist, NCSL Education Program
  • Daniel Thatcher, J.D., program director, NCSL Education Program
  • Benjamin Erwin, research analyst, NCSL Education Program