Guidance Documents

OESE Guidance List-January 2020
Program Office Title
OESE Invitation to waiver of fiscal requirements due to COVID-19 for the 2019-2020 school year (April 3, 2020)
OESE Optional State template for waiver from fiscal requirements due to COVID-19 for the 2019-2020 school year (April 3, 2020)
OESE Secretary’s letter to Chief Staff School Officers regarding waiver of assessment and accountability requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) during COVID-19 national emergency
OESE Optional State template to review assessments, accountability and reporting waiver for the 2019-2020 school year (March 19, 2020)
OESE Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
CSP Charter Schools Program Nonregulatory Guidance
CSP Dear Colleague Letter – Guidance Regarding the Oversight of Charter Schools Program and Regulatory Requirements, Including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
CSP Guidance for the Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities program
CSP, SSA Dear Colleague Letter – Guidance and Federal Resources on Appropriate and Effective Oversight of Public Charter Schools
EBP Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
IA IAP – Construction Grant FAQs
IA IAP – Construction Grant Guidance Memo
IA IAP – Indian Preference Memo
IA IAP – Section 7003 FAQs
IELP Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Policies in Early Childhood Settings
IELP Policy Statement on Family Engagement from the Early Years to the Early Grades
IELP Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs
IELP Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children who are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs
IELP Policy Statement to Support the Alignment of Health and Early Learning Systems
IELP Preschool Development Grants Guidance and FAQs –  Addendum 1
IELP Preschool Development Grants Guidance and FAQs –  Addendum 2
OESE Advancing Tribal Consultation Policy on Education
OESE Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
OESE OIE – Letter from Senior Advisor Ann Whalen, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, providing guidance on the Tribal Consultation requirement under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by ESSA
OESE ONPE General Issues Frequently Asked Questions Related to Nonpublic Schools 
OESE Policy letter regarding the applicability of civil rights requirements to nonpublic schools that have students and teachers who participate in Federal education programs, and to private schools that are recipients of federal assistance; and regarding whether an LEA can impose on private schools civil rights policies that go beyond Federal civil rights requirements as a condition to providing services funded by Federal programs to students and teachers in those private schools
OESE The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Provisions Related to Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private School
OIE Indian Education Professional Development Grants FAQs
OIE Indian Education–Demonstration Grants for Indian Children FAQs
OIE Indian Education—Formula Grants To Local Education Agencies 2017 EASIE Part I FAQ
OIE Indian Education—Formula Grants To Local Education Agencies 2017 EASIE Part II FAQ
OIE National Advisory Council on Indian Education (Presidential Appointed Council) Charter
OIE State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) FAQs
OME Migrant Education Program Policy Question & Answers (Q&As)
OME Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children
OME Non-Regulatory Guidance on Allowable Services to High School Equivalency Program and College Assistant Migrant Program Students
OME OME – Letter from Senior Advisor Ann Whalen, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, announcing regulations to implement the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX)
OME Recruitment and Eligibility Guidance under section 418A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
PGSS Equity Assistance Centers – Notice of Final Priority and Requirement
PGSS Final Priorities, Requirements, and Selection Criteria-Comprehensive Centers Program
RINAP Guidance on the Rural Education Achievement Program
RINAP REAP Program Changes 2017/2018 FAQs
RINAP SRSA – 25 FAQs
SSA Alternate Achievement Standards for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA 21st CCLC Program FAQs Related to Implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
SSA Addendum to guidance regarding the inclusion of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities in English language proficiency (ELP) assessments under Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA)
SSA EAG – FAQs for Competition in FY 2011
SSA EAG – FAQs for Competition in FY 2012
SSA EAG FAQs for Competition in FY 2013
SSA EAG- FAQs for Competition in FY 2015
SSA Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Title VII, Subtitle B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Report to Congress, Fiscal Year 2006
SSA Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program Profile
SSA EHCY Interagency Data Disclosure Tip Sheet
SSA Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Children
SSA Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Children Title I Tool Kit
SSA ESSA Title II, Part A Guidance – Supporting Educators
SSA ESSA Title III – English Learners
SSA Every Student Succeeds Act High School Graduation Rate Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Every Student Succeeds Act State and Local Report Cards Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA FAQ: Highly Qualified Teachers: Title II Part A Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Federal Register Notice – McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program
SSA Fiscal Issues: Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Foster Care Guidance
SSA Guidance document regarding the inclusion of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities in English language proficiency (ELP) assessments under Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA)
SSA Homeless Student Guidance Fact Sheet (for LEA personnel)
SSA Joint Education/Agriculture Letter Providing Guidance on Implementation of the New Requirements of Title I by Schools that Operate School Lunch Programs — Title I, Part A Program ; And follow up: Joint Education/Agriculture Letter Providing Guidance on Implementation of the New Requirements of Title I by Schools that Operate School Lunch Programs — Title I, Part A Program
SSA Migrant Student Information Exchange High School Equivalency Program and College Assistant Migrant Program Dear Colleagues Letter
SSA Non-regulatory Guidance, Early Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act, expanding Opportunities to Support our Youngest Learners
SSA Non-Regulatory Guidance: Local Educational Agency Identification and Selection of School Attendance Areas and Schools and Allocation of Title I Funds to Those Areas and School
SSA Non-Regulatory Guidance: Title II, Part A
SSA Non-Regulatory Guidance–The Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, Title I, Part D
SSA OSS – Letter from Acting Assistant Secretary Chism regrading ESSA School Support and Improvement Activities and Stakeholder Consultation Requirements
SSA OSS – Letter from Assistant Secretary Deborah Delisle and Acting Assistant Secretary for Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Michael Yudin,  transmitting guidance document regarding the inclusion of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities in English language proficiency (ELP) assessments under Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA)
SSA OSS – Letter from Senior Advisor Ann Whalen, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, regarding Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Assessments [Letter updates guidance that the Department released in February 2016 to support implementation of President Obama’s Testing Action Plan.  The Testing Action Plan provides a set of key principles that helps States and LEAs reduce overtesting by eliminating unnecessary and low-quality assessments].
SSA OSS – Letter from Senior Advisor Ann Whalen, Delegated the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, regarding protection for children in foster care [Title I, Part A of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA now contains key protections for children in foster care that require SEAs and LEAs to collaborate with child welfare agencies to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care.  Letter is a reminder of those requirements to ensure smooth transition to the new foster care educational stability requirements].
SSA Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Non-Regulatory Guidance for States
SSA Race to the Top Assessment Program: Frequently Asked Questions on Intellectual Property
SSA Race to the Top –Early Learning Challenge Frequently Asked Questions (including subsequent updates)
SSA Response to Intervention (RTI) Guidance
SSA SIG guidance for awards made with FY 2014 funds and later fiscal years
SSA State Educational Agency Procedures for Adjusting Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education Finance Incentive Grant Allocations Determined by the U.S. Department of Education
SSA Supplemental Educational Services — Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in a Schoolwide Program
SSA The Community Eligibility Provision and Selected Requirements Under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
SSA The Impact of the Title I Requirements on Charter Schools
SSA Title I Paraprofessionals Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children, Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children, Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA Title I, Part A Recovery Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies Uses of Funds Guidance
SSA Title III, Part A English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Equitable Services to Private School Students, Teachers, and Other Educational Personnel, Equitable Services, Non-Regulatory Guidance
SSA, OIE, WREP, CSP Transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act FAQs
SSA, SSS Final Guidance on the Transferability Authority
SSA, SSS, OME, WREP ESSA Fiscal Changes & Equitable Services Guidance
SSA, SSS, OME, WREP Letter to SEAs regarding Ombudsman
SSA, SSS, OME, WREP Title IX, Part E Uniform Provisions, Subpart 1—Private Schools Guidance on Equitable Services to Eligible Private School Students and Teachers
SSS Guidance Concerning State and Local Responsibilities Under the Gun-Free Schools Act
SSS Non-regulatory Guidance: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
SSS Unsafe School Choice Option, Non-Regulatory Guidance
WREP Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) FAQs
WREP Turnaround School Leaders (TSL) Program FAQs

 

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