In December 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Within the bill are provisions that promote the use of federal dollars on programs with evidence of effectiveness. ESSA encourages the use of strategies with evidence of impact. This website was created to help identify these programs. It provides a free, authoritative, user-centered database to help anyone – school, district, or state leaders, teachers, parents, or concerned citizens – easily find programs and practices that align to the ESSA evidence standards and meet their local needs.