Title II

  • Teachers collaborating at a work space

    Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 is intended to increase student academic achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards, improve the quality and effectiveness of educators, increase the number of educators who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective educators.

    Use of Funds

    1. Providing high-quality, personalized professional development that is evidence-based
    2. Developing or improving a rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation and support system for teachers, principals or other school leaders that is based in part on evidence of student achievement, which may include student growth, and shall include multiple measures of educator performance and provide clear, timely, and useful feedback to teachers, principals, or other school leaders
    3. Developing and implementing initiatives to assist in recruiting, hiring, and retaining effective teachers, particularly in low-income schools with high percentages of ineffective teachers and high percentages of students who do not meet the challenging State academic standards
    4. Recruiting qualified individuals from other fields to become teachers, principals, or other school leaders, including mid-career professionals from other occupations, former military personnel, and recent graduates of institutions of higher education with records of academic distinction who demonstrate potential to become effective teachers, principals, or other school leaders
    5. Reducing class size to a level that is evidence-based
    6. Developing programs and activities that increase the ability of teachers to effectively teach children with disabilities, including children with significant cognitive disabilities, and English learners
    7. Providing programs and activities to increase the ability of principals or other school leaders to support teachers, teacher leaders, early childhood educators and other professionals to meet the needs of students through age
    8. Supporting the instructional services provided by effective school library programs
    9. Developing feedback mechanisms to improve school working conditions, including through periodically and publicly reporting results of educator support and working conditions feedback
    10. Carrying out other evidence-based activities that meet the purpose of Title II, Part A

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