Program Office: Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs
CFDA Number: 84.369
Program Type: Formula Grants
This program is designed to support the development of the additional state assessments and standards required by
Sec. 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended. If a state has developed the
assessments and standards required by Sec. 1111(b), funds support the administration of those assessments or
other activities related to ensuring that the state's schools and local education agencies (LEAs) are held
accountable for results.
Projects include development or subsequent implementation of standards-based state academic assessments in reading or language arts, mathematics, and science as required by the authorizing statute. When the state has met all assessment requirements, the funds may be used to improve standards, alignment, reporting, or expanded use of test accommodations.