December 27, 2001
Honorable Nicholas Donohue
Interim Commissioner of Education
Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Dear Mr. Donohue:
I am in receipt of New Hampshire's request for a brief extension of its approved timeline waiver for completion of your final assessment system under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We understand that your contractor, Measured Progress, needs a few additional weeks to complete and submit technical information regarding alignment, reliability, and validity. Therefore, I am granting your request for an extension of the waiver period until January 18, 2002.
We anticipate that this additional time will enable you to complete the remaining components of your assessment system that are necessary for full compliance with Title I.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D