The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by former President Obama in 2015, replacing No Child Left Behind Act and reauthorizing the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law.
Under The Every Student Succeeds Act, each State had to create a plan for implementation of the Law. Plans had to meet certain criteria for approval by the United States Department of Education. Maryland’s plan was approved in 2018
Maryland’s ESSA plan utilizes a STAR RATING SYSTEM that is based on INDICATORS to identify how well schools are performing. To see the star rating for your child's school please visit: http://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/