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Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title I Fiscal Issues: Maintenance of Effort Comparability Supplement, not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements (PDF) (May 26, 2006)
Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title I Fiscal Issues: Maintenance of Effort Comparability Supplement, not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements. (PDF)
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Title Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Reporting Guidelines (PDF) (Apr 24, 2006)
Non Regulatory Guidance: Improving Data Quality for Title I Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Reporting: Guidelines for States, LEAs, Schools. (PDF)
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November 4, 2005 Letter to Louisiana Part C coordinator Linda Pippins (PDF) (Mar 20, 2006)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.
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October 25, 2005 Letter to Texas SEA Directory Ms. Kathy Clayton (PDF) (Mar 20, 2006)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.
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October 25, 2005 letter to Louisiana SEA Associate Superintendent Dr. Robin Jarvis (PDF) (Mar 20, 2006)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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November 4, 2005 Letter to Florida Chief for Early Interventions (PDF) (Mar 20, 2006)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA
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October 25, 2005 Letter to Mississippi SEA Director Melody Bounds (PDF) (Mar 20, 2006)
Policy correspondence interpreting IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.
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Letter to Chief State School Offers Regarding the Amendment Process and Guidance on Identifying Districts in Need of Improvement under NCLB (PDF) (Mar 08, 2006)
This letter and attachments remind Chiefs of the amendment process and provides guidance on identifying districts in need of improvement and on addressing accountability implications that result from transitioning to grade 3-8 annual testing versus grade span testing.
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Standards and Assessments Peer Review Guidance (PDF) (Jan 25, 2006)
The purpose of this guidance is to inform States of the peer review process that is designed to help ensure that the States accepted into the growth model pilot have technically sound growth models, a high probability of success in incorporating measures of student growth into school accountability systems, and models that are consistent with the spirit of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). (PDF) (PDF)
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OSEP Memorandum 06-03; Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2005 Grant Award Under Part C (Infants and Toddlers) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PDF) (Dec 30, 2005)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2006Grant Award under Part C (Infants and Toddlers) of IDEA.
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OSEP Memorandum 06-04. Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2006 Grant Award Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PDF) (Dec 30, 2005)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2006Grant Award under Part B
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RSA-PD-06-01: RSA-911 - Case Service Report (PDF) (Dec 13, 2005)
RSA-PD-06-01: RSA-911 - Case Service Report (PDF)
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RSA-PD-06-02: Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report (PDF) (Dec 13, 2005)
RSA-PD-06-02: Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report (PDF)
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RSA-PD-06-03: Review of Randolph-Sheppard Program Statistical Information. (PDF) (Dec 13, 2005)
RSA-PD-06-03: Review of Randolph-Sheppard Program Statistical Information. (PDF)
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RSA-PD-05-04: Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2005 Data. (PDF) (Sep 29, 2005)
RSA-PD-05-04: "Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2005 Data." (PDF)
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No Child Left Behind  Guidance Concerning State and Local Responsibilities Under the Pro-Children Act of 2001 (Sep 29, 2005)
Guidance to provide information regarding State and local responsibilities under the Pro-Children Act (PCA) which was re-authorized by the NCLB (PDF)
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Dear Colleague letter about newly-released guidance covering alternate assessments for certain students with disabilities. (PDF) (Aug 11, 2005)
Dear Colleague letter about newly-released guidance covering alternate assessments for certain students with disabilities. (PDF)
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"Highly Qualified Teachers: Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, ESEA Title II, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance" (PDF) (Aug 10, 2005)
This document is currently under revision (PDF)
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Alternate Achievement Standards for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities Non-Regulatory Guidance (PDF) (Aug 09, 2005)
This guidance provides States with detailed information about how best to use and implement alternate achievement standards under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (PDF)
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Planning Guidance for State Unified Plans Submitted Under Section 501 of the WIA of 1998 (PDF) (Apr 26, 2005)
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to States which submit a State Unified Plan authorized by Title V, Section 501 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). (PDF)
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RSA-PD05-03, State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program (PDF) (Apr 25, 2005)
RSA Policy Directive RSA-PD05-03 -- "State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-05-03: State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program. (PDF) (Apr 11, 2005)
RSA-PD-05-03: "State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-05-02: Announcement of OMB Approval for the Annual Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Program Performance Report (PDF) (Mar 14, 2005)
RSA-PD-05-02: "Announcement of OMB Approval for the Annual Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Program Performance Report." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-05-01: Liquidation of Obligations Under RSAs Formula Grants (PDF) (Mar 09, 2005)
RSA-PD-05-01: "Liquidation of Obligations Under RSAs Formula Grants." (PDF)
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Dear Colleague Letter: Assistive Technology State Grant Program (PDF) (Mar 09, 2005)
dcl-03-02-2005a.pdf -- Dear Colleague Letter: Assistive Technology State Grant Program (PDF)
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Dear Colleague Letter: Alternative Financing Program (PDF) (Mar 09, 2005)
dcl-03-02-2005b.pdf -- Dear Colleague Letter: Alternative Financing Program (PDF)
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OSEP Memorandum 05-05. Procedures for States to Follow in Order to Receive a Grant award Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2005 (MS Word) (Mar 02, 2005)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures States must follow in order to receive a Part B IDEA Grant Award for Federal Fiscal Year 2005.
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Grants for Infants and Families Program (IDEA, Part C) - FY 2005 Allocation Est (PDF) (Mar 02, 2005)
Part C State Allocation Table shows funds allotted to each State
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Grants to States (IDEA, Part B) - FY 2005 Allocation Estimates (PDF) (Mar 02, 2005)
Part B 619 State Allocation Table shows funds allotted to each State
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OSEP Memorandum 05-06. Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2005 Grant Award Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PDF) (Mar 02, 2005)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2005 Grant Award under Part C (Infants and Toddlers) of IDEA.
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Grants to States (IDEA, Part B) - FY 2005 Allocation Estimates (PDF) (Mar 02, 2005)
Part B 611 State Allocation Table shows funds allotted to each State
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No Child Left Behind  How to Allocate Funds to Charter Schools Opening for the First Time or Expanding Enrollement (PDF) (Nov 15, 2004)
Guidance on how State or Local Educational Agency Allocate Funds To Charter Schools That are Opening for the First Time or Significantly Expanding Their Enrollment?
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RSA-PD-04-04: RSA-911 - Case Service Report (PDF) (Oct 08, 2004)
RSA-PD-04-04: "RSA-911 - Case Service Report." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-04-03: Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2004 Data (PDF) (Sep 27, 2004)
RSA-PD-04-03: "Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2004 Data." (PDF)
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No Child Left Behind  Impact of the New Title I Requirements on Charter Schools (PDF) (Jul 21, 2004)
Draft guidance on how changes to Title I made by the No Child Left Behind Act affect charter schools.
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No Child Left Behind  Charter School Program Guidance (PDF) (Jul 21, 2004)
Non-regulatory guidance addressing questions the Department has received regarding various provisions of the Charter Schools Program statute, including those related to student admissions to charter schools, the use of lotteries, private school conversions, and the involvement of for-profit organizations in charter schools.
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RSA-PD-04-02, Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report (PDF) (Jun 17, 2004)
RSA Policy Directive RSA-PD-04-02 "Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-227, Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report." (PDF)
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Unsafe School Choice Option Final Non-Regulatory Guidance (PDF) (May 24, 2004)
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of NCLB) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public school, or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school. This document provides guidance on some provisions that may be useful in administering these requirements.
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Parental Involvement: Non-Regulatory Guidance April 2004 (PDF) (Apr 29, 2004)
The purpose of this guidance is to assist SEAs, LEAs, and schools in administering the parental involvement provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESEA. This guidance answers questions about and clarifies aspects of the law that have been brought to the attention of the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
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RSA-PD-94-04: Obligation Requirements for Formula Grants (PDF) (Mar 29, 2004)
RSA-PD-94-04: Obligation Requirements for Formula Grants. (PDF)
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Serving Preschool Children Under Title I Non-Regulatory Guidance March 4, 2004 (PDF) (Mar 04, 2004)
This policy guidance provides the rationale for using Title I dollars for preschool services, identifies the components of a quality preschool program, and addresses many of the administrative issues that often arise when implementing a Title I preschool program.
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Title I Paraprofessionals Non-Regulatory Guidance - March 1, 2004 (PDF) (Mar 01, 2004)
The Title I Paraprofessionals Non-Regulatory Guidance includes general information, requirements for paraprofessionals, paraprofessional assessment, related issues and funding issues. This guidance is presented in a question and answer format.
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RSA-PD-99-03, State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program under Title I, Part B and State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program under Title VI, Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PDF) (Feb 18, 2004)
RSA Policy Directive RSA-PD-99-03 "State Plan for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program under Title I, Part B and State Plan Supplement for the State Supported Employment Services Program under Title VI, Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-98-03, State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) under Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (PDF) (Feb 18, 2004)
RSA Policy Directive RSA-PD-98-03 "State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) under Chapter 1 of Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act)." (PDF)
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RSA-PD-04-01, Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2003 Data (PDF) (Feb 03, 2004)
RSA Policy Directive RSA-PD-04-01 "Form RSA-15, Report of Vending Facility Program for Reporting Fiscal Year 2003 Data." (PDF)
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OSEP Memorandum 04-02. Procedures for Receiving a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2004 Grant Award Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (PDF) (Dec 04, 2003)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures for receiving FFY 2004 Grant Award under Part C (Infants and Toddlers) of IDEA.
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OSEP Memorandum 04-03. Procedures for States to Follow in Order to Receive a Grant award Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Federal Fiscal Year 2004 (PDF) (Dec 04, 2003)
OSEP Memorandum outlining the procedures States must follow in order to receive a Part B IDEA Grant Award for Federal Fiscal Year 2004.
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RSA-PD-03-07: RSA-911 - Case Service Report (PDF) (Sep 25, 2003)
RSA-PD-03-07: "RSA-911 - Case Service Report." (PDF)
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RSA 2 - Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Program/Cost Report--PDF (Sep 15, 2003)
RSA 2 - Annual Vocational Rehabilitation Program/Cost Report.
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Announcement of OMB Approval for Collection of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (Form RSA-113)--PDF (Sep 15, 2003)
Announcement of OMB Approval for Collection of the Quarterly Cumulative Caseload Report (Form RSA-113).
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