Laws & Guidance ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
Negotiated Rulemaking Session

Session 1: March 21-23, 2016

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 1:

  • Existing Assessment Regulations download files PDF [250KB]
  • Draft Negotiated Rulemaking Session Agenda download files PDF [206KB]
  • Supplement Not Supplement Issue Paper download files PDF [101KB]
  • Assessments Overview download files PDF [103K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 1 – Computer Adaptive Tests download files PDF [120K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 2 – 8th Grade Mathematics Exemption download files PDF [227K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 3 – Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments download files PDF [80K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4a – Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments download files PDF [94K]
  • Participation Guidelines for Alternate Assessments 4adownload files PDF[841KB]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4b – Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards and the 1.0 Percent Cap download files PDF [106K]
  • Percent Participation Data 4b download files PDF[155 KB]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5a – English Learners and Native Language Assessments download files PDF [84K]
  • Native Language Assessments by State 5a download files PDF[236KB]
  • Native Language Assessments Threshold Analysis Charts 5a download files PDF [361KB]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5b – English Learners and English Language Proficiency Assessments download files PDF [89K]
  • ELP Assessment Consortia List 5b download files PDF[149KB]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 6 – Statutory Edits and Technical Changes: Overview download files PDF [81K] and Updated Draft Regulation download files PDF [104K]
  • Assessments -Statute download files PDF [411 KB]
  • ESSA Scope of Issues to be Negotiated - Approved download files PDF [208KB]
  • Supplement Not Supplant - Statue download files PDF [51KB]
  • Session 1 Final Summarydownload files PDF [32 KB]

Materials provided by the Department to the negotiating committee at Session 1:

  • Protocols (as adopted) download files PDF [341 KB]

Presentations By Experts

  • Presentation by Karen Hawley Miles, Education Resource Strategies: Overview of School Funding: download files PDF[651 KB]
  • Presentation by Peggy Carr, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education: What Makes a High-Quality Assessment?download files PDF [322 KB]

Session 2: April 6-8, 2016

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 2:

  • Existing Assessment Regulations download files PDF [250KB]
  • Draft Negotiated Rulemaking Session Agenda download files PDF [89KB]
  • Supplement Not Supplant Issue Paper download files PDF [299KB]
  • Assessments Overview download files PDF [226K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 1 – Computer Adaptive Tests download files PDF [333K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 2 – The Exception for Advanced Mathematics Assessments in 8th Grade download files PDF [232K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 3 – Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments download files PDF [224K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4a – Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments download files PDF [289K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4b – State Administration Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, subject to a cap of 1.0 Percent of students assessed for a subject download files PDF [296K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5a – Inclusion of English Learners in Academic Assessments download files PDF [255K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5b – Inclusion of English Learners in English Language Proficiency Assessments download files PDF [172K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 6 – Revised Assessment Regulations download files PDF [152K], Updated Draft Regulation download files PDF [308K] and download files Updated Draft Regulation with Track Changes PDF [342K]
  • Session 2 Final Summarydownload files PDF [33 KB]

Materials provided by the Department to the negotiating committee at Session 2:

  • Purposes of the Rehabilitation Act download files PDF [155KB]
  • Proposed Definition - Student with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities download files PDF [123KB]
  • Supplement Not Supplant - Draft Regulatory Language - Color Coded download files PDF [192KB]


Session 3: April 18-19, 2016

Materials that the Department provided to the negotiating committee prior to Session 3:

  • Existing Assessment Regulations download files PDF [250KB]
  • Draft Negotiated Rulemaking Session Agenda download files MS WORD [89KB]
  • Supplement Not Supplant Issue Paper download files MS WORD [39KB]
  • Assessments Overview download files PDF [226K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 1 – Computer Adaptive Tests download files PDF [331K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 2 – The Exception for Advanced Mathematics Assessments in 8th Grade download files MS WORD [232K] The Exception for Advanced Mathematics Assessments in 8th Grade with Track Changes download files PDF [232K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 3 – Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments download files MS WORD [224K] Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments with Track Changes download files PDF [48K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4a – Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments download files MS WORD [289K] Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments with Track Changes download files PDF [48K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 4b – State Administration Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, subject to a cap of 1.0 Percent of students assessed for a subject download files MS WORD [296K] State Administration Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, subject to a cap of 1.0 Percent of students assessed for a subject with Track Changes download files PDF PDF [48K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5a – Inclusion of English Learners in Academic Assessments download files MS WORD [255K] Inclusion of English Learners in Academic Assessments with Track Changesdownload files PDF [48K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 5b – Inclusion of English Learners in English Language Proficiency Assessments download files MS WORD [172K] Inclusion of English Learners in Academic Assessments with Track Changes with Track Changesdownload files PDF[48K]
  • Assessments Issue Paper 6 – Revised Assessment Regulations download files PDF [154K], Updated Draft Regulation download files MS WORD [67K] and download files Updated Draft Regulation with Track Changes PDF [424K]
  • Session 3 Final Summarydownload files PDF [33 KB]


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