The ESSA Transition: An Authorizer’s Planning Guide

Authorizers will need to provide for continued accountability during and after the transition to ESSA in a way that is fair, consistent, and transparent for charter schools and the public. “The ESSA Transition: An Authorizer’s Planning Guide” will help ensure that authorizers and charter schools are engaged and working with their state and local community to create a shared plan for successful schools.

The broad, sweeping changes to federal programs under ESSA will also require a new vernacular and some changes in authorizers’ work. This guide includes checklists and timelines that authorizers can begin using now, as well as strategies for assessing how changes to state and local report cards will impact their portfolios, a sample Quarterly Work Plan and a list of state ESSA contacts.