Fulfilling the NCLB requirements for a state's standards and assessment system can be challenging. In preparing the submission states must first decide if their program meets the requirements. Then the appropriate documentation must be attached to substantiate their response. Most state departments house large volumes of reports, memos, policies and regulations. Although extensive amounts of evidence may be submitted, in reviewing submissions we have found that states often overlook, omit or fail to adequately address essential aspects of critical elements. In this part of the Guide for each section of the requirements we cite the critical elements and appropriate evidence. As needed, we also provide reminders under the heading of "Notes".
Last Modified: 08/08/2005