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Standards, Assessments and Accountability

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  1. Program Overview
  2. Standards and Assessments Peer Review
  3. Related Regulations and Guidance
  4. Other Resources
  5. State Accountability Plans
  6. Related Programs and Initiatives

1. Program Overview
    Raising academic standards for all students and measuring student achievement to hold schools accountable for educational progress are central strategies for promoting educational excellence and equity in our Nation's schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) supports State efforts to establish challenging standards, develop aligned assessments, and build accountability systems for districts and schools that are based on educational results. In particular, ESEA includes explicit requirements to ensure that students served by Title I are given the same opportunity to achieve to high standards and are held to the same high expectations as all other students in each State.
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2. Standards and Assessments Peer Review
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Release of Updated Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Non-Regulatory Guidance for States (September 25, 2015) download files PDF (165KB)

  • Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Non-Regulatory Guidance for States (September 25, 2015)download files PDF (897KB)

  • State Assessment Peer Review Submission Cover Sheet and Index Template (November 18, 2015) download files MS Word (179 KB)

  • New Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Assessing Speaking and Listening (March 2, 2016) download files PDF (286 KB)
    • Template for State Request for Speaking and Listening Waiver (March 2, 2016) download files WORD (30 KB)

  • Call for Experts to Serve as Peer Reviewers
    • November 6, 2015 letter download files PDF (57 KB)
    • Peer submission checklist and conflict of interest formdownload files MS WORD (60 KB)

  • Overview of Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Powerpoint Presentation, (October 8, 2015) download files PDF (1MB)
  • Overview of Peer Review of State Assessment Systems, (October 8, 2015) download files Audio *Audio is best listen to in your Chrome browser
  • Decision Letters on State Final Assessment Systems Under Title I of ESEA as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act

  • Decision Letters on State Final Assessment Systems Under Title I of ESEA as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994

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3. Related Regulations and Guidance
Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards Accountability for Limited English Proficient Students
  • Regulations to Implement Statutory Provisions Regarding State, Local Educational Agency (LEA), and School Accountability for the Academic Achievement of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students (September 13, 2006)
  • Guidance on Regulations Regarding Assessment and Accountability for Recently Arrived and Former Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students (May 2007) download files MS WORD (704K)
Report Cards
  • State and Local Report Cards, Non-Regulatory Guidance (February 8, 2013)download files PDF
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4. Other Resources
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5. State Accountability Plans
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6. Related Programs and Initiatives
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