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Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed into law.  In October 2017, part of Section 1112(e)(2) of ESSA states that parents of students in Title I schools have a right to request state or division policies regarding student participation in any assessments mandated by ESSA, including any policy, procedure, or parental right to opt students out of such assessments was updated.  If you have questions about this topic, you can contact the Henrico County Public Schools Testing Specialist, Catherine Durvin at (804) 652-3595 or chdurvin@