These frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide guidance about the fiscal year (FY) 2010 competition of the Race to the Top Assessment program. This guidance provides ED's interpretation of various statutory provisions. It does not impose any requirements beyond those included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Race to the Top Assessment program notice inviting applications, and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, it does not create or confer any rights for or on any person.
The Department originally published FAQs on May 7, 2010. The Department published Addendum 1 to the FAQs on May 21, 2010 and one new FAQ as Addendum 2 on June 17, 2010. See Addendum 2 here PDF (179K) and the full set of FAQs (including those added through these addenda) here PDF (648K).
The Department shared FAQs with grantees regarding intellectual property on February 3, 2012, and additional FAQs on September 27, 2013. The complete set of FAQs can be found here. PDF (345K)