Information About the Department's Previous Retrospective Review

As part of its implementation of Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review," [PDF, 144KB] issued by the President on January 18, 2011, the Department of Education (Department) issued its final "Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Regulations." Executive Order 13563 recognized the importance of maintaining a consistent culture of retrospective review and analysis of regulations throughout the executive branch, consistent with law and each agency's resources and regulatory priorities. The Department's plan was designed to create a defined policy, method, and schedule for identifying significant regulations, as determined under Executive Order 12866, that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, as well as regulations that can be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed to be more effective and efficient, achieve better outcomes for students, and be easy to understand.

The Plan

Status Reports

You can view the Department's reports on the status of its efforts in implementing its plan and anticipated efforts at:

Last Modified: 04/11/2018