Grants for State Assessments

School Support and Accountability


Formula Grants

Program Description

This program is designed to support the development of the additional state assessments and standards required by Sec. 1111(b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended. If a state has developed the assessments and standards required by Sec. 1111(b), funds support the administration of those assessments or other activities related to ensuring that the state’s schools and local education agencies (LEAs) are held accountable for results.

Types of Projects

Projects include development or subsequent implementation of standards-based state academic assessments in reading or language arts, mathematics, and science as required by the authorizing statute. When the state has met all assessment requirements, the funds may be used to improve standards, alignment, reporting, or expanded use of test accommodations.

  • Donald Peasley
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
    LBJ Federal Office Building
    Washington, DC 20202-6200