Delaware Association of 

    School Psychologists

Every Student Succeeds Act

In December 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  into law, replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). ESSA makes some significant changes to current law that will impact specific policies and practices at the state, local, and school building level. NASP will need the help of school psychologists in making sure that states and districts implement high quality evidence based school improvement efforts, that utilize the skills and expertise of school psychologists. In order to leverage this opportunity, it is important that school psychologists understand the major provisions in this law so that we can advocate for effective policy and practice.

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ESSA 2nd Draft Plan for the State of DE Released 1/9/17

With the second draft of the ESSA plan, DDOE is providing a broad context for the overall education system and an understanding of how submitting the ESSA plan to the federal government fits into the overall plan for Delaware’s education system.

Are you interested in advocating for students and school psychologists in Delaware? 

Get Involved!

State Secretary of Education Steven H. Godowsky is inviting stakeholders from across the state to share their input on the state's ESSA plan to help ensure that all students have equitable access to a high-quality education. 

An electronic feedback form to provide your input on the 2nd draft of the plan is located here.  

To share your general questions and comments about the ESSA, please email:

This is a great opportunity for school psychologists across the state to impact law and thus practice.

If you are interested in helping DASP advocate in Delaware, please contact Courtney Chasko ( or Eric Pizzini ( to join our Government and Professional Relations Committee.

Delaware Association of School Psychologists - P.O. Box 534 - Middletown, DE 19709

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