Title IV, Part A Coalition
This document identifies language in the consolidated State plans that address school libraries/librarians. This document will be updated as drafts and final plans become available.
The Check State Plans project is based on the belief that states need to embrace the flexibility ESSA offers them, and that their plans should implement strong state-level accountability systems.
Resolution on Equity for School Libraries for the DOE Making Rules for ESSA Adopted by the ALA Council on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Advocacy Impact of ESSA Workshops
The 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders team sponsored by AASL was charged with evaluating the effectiveness of these workshops. In March 2017, the Emerging Leaders team conducted a national survey of state affiliates. An executive summary report and infographic outlines their findings. School librarians felt more comfortable advocating for their programs after attending the workshop. Many felt the workshops were beneficial. Suggestions were given to AASL to continue the support of school librarians and the ESSA.
ESSA State Workshops
The AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA was approved by the AASL Board of Directors at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. A Task Force has been appointed to operationalize and implement.
ESSA Opportunities for School Librarians
Ask Me How School Librarians Ensure Student Success Message Card The Message Card PDF is an example to provide language that may be used to re-create at your state/district level. Print using the template above or request complimentary cards by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSA Summary and Potential Implications Created by the Texas State Library & Archive Commission
Conference Session Materials
2016 ALA Annual Conference
See resources listed above and Rule Making & Guidance for additional materials included at sessions.
2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting