Just prior to the transition to the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) issued two guidance documents to help States as they develop their accountability systems under Title I. The Trump administration put a pause on the accountability regulations, but if those regulations are not changed or rescinded, and if these new guidance documents are not overturned, they provide some significant information for States and Districts.
The first document is an FAQ that is intended “to help States, local education agencies (LEAs), and other stakeholders understand the statutory and regulatory requirements for statewide accountability systems under Title I” of ESSA. It includes Questions and Answers in the following areas:
- Single Statewide Accountability System
- Accountability Indicators
- Annual Meaningful Differentiation of Schools
- Identification of Schools
- Other Topics
The second document is a “Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESSA”. This document covers the topics of:
- Goals and Measurements of Interim Progress
- Progress in Achieving English Language Proficiency Indicator
- English Learners with Disabilities
- Recently Arrived English Learners
- Former English Learners
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