Education – ESSA Proposed Regulation Issued

The U.S. Department of Education issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on May 26. This proposed regulation pertains to school accountability, data reporting, and consolidated state plans. The Arc is reviewing the proposed rule to consider whether it aligns with goals of making data accessible to families, ensuring students with disabilities are included in all school accountability systems, and resulting in effective interventions for children with disabilities if they are in a consistently underperforming subgroup. Comments to the Department are due on July 31. For more information, see the Department’s fact sheet, chart, and a press release.

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