Academics: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently authorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, is a federal legislation that promotes student achievement through school and district reform. Under ESSA, state academic standards are in place indicating what a child should
know and learn at each grade level in math, science, social studies, physical education and
reading/language arts. In addition, Minnesota standards for English language development are the current standards developed by World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium.