Meet ESSA Requirements
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in 2015, replacing the No Child Left Behind Act, calls for states and school districts to use evidence-based interventions, methods and practices that have been scientifically shown to have positive impacts on student achievement.
BellXcel has an incredibly strong research and evaluation base. Over the past quarter century, we have participated in multiple studies that meet ESSA's strict standards. School districts have reviewed and confirmed our evidence. By partnering with BellXcel, you can tap into federal funding to expand access to evidenced-based learning in your schools and community.
Levels of Evidence Within ESSA
ESSA offers four levels by which an intervention can be shown to have evidence of impact. The top tiers of evidence - levels 1, 2, and 3 - are all equally eligible for the use of federal funds.
Level 1: Strong Evidence
- At least 1 well-designed and well-implemented experimental study (i.e. randomized control trial study) showing statistically significant positive impacts related to the intervention.
Level 2: Moderate Evidence
- At least 1 well-designed and well-implemented quasi- experimental student (i.e. matched comparison study) showing statistically significant positive impacts related to the intervention.
Level 3: Promising Evidence
- At least 1 well-designed and well-implemented correlational study with statistical controls for selection bias showing linkages between the intervention and the outcome.
Level 4: Under Evaluation
- Offers educators the opportunity to continue to build evidence while meeting local needs. Well-specified logic model informed by research or evaluation that intervention is likely to improve student outcomes. Includes ongoing efforts to collect evidence, ideally promising evidence or higher. This level is an important way for you to implement new strategies and rigorously evaluate results to build your evidence base.
Top 5 Reasons School Districts Choose Us
Evidence-based, check. Measurable outcomes, check. Proven, check. Find out why for over 25 years, school districts have chosen BellXcel to expand evidence-based learning time in their communities.