ESEA Policy Letters to States

These policy letters provide guidance and insight on a variety of topics of interest to State Educational Agencies (SEAs), school districts, federal program directors, and others in implementing Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Accountability

  • Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding the Community Eligibility Option and Title I, Part A requirements (July 6, 2012) PDF | (696 KB)
  • Letters to Chief State School Officers Regarding an Update on Several NCLB Cornerstones (January 8, 2009)
    • Assessment Fact Sheet (2009) PDF (74K)
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding performance indexes. (December 2, 2008) MS WORD(40K) |PDF (1.3M)
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers on Amendment Requests for School Year 2008-2009 (December 5, 2008) MS WORD (41K) | PDF (1.3M)
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers on Amendment Requests for School Year 2007-2008 (November 19, 2007) MS WORD (40K) | PDF (1.2M)
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers on Department Priorities and Future Actions (September 19, 2006) MS WORD (40K) | PDF (1.2M)
  • This letter and attachments remind Chiefs of the amendment process and provides guidance on identifying districts in need of improvement and on addressing accountability implications that result from transitioning to grade 3-8 annual testing versus grade span testing.
    • Letter from Assistant Secretary to Chief State School Officers PDF (646K) (March 8, 2006)
    • Attachment A MS WORD (77K)
    • Attachment B MS WORD (39K)
  • Process to amend state accountability plans
    • Letter from Assistant Secretary to Chief State School Officers MS WORD (32K) (January 27, 2005)
  • Letter to Chief State School Officers regarding inclusion of students with disabilities in state accountability systems

Adequate Yearly Progress in Title I Targeted Assistance Schools

Adjustments to Title I Allocations

Alternative Methods for Distributing Title I Funds


Assessment


Alternate Assessments of Alternate Academic Achievement Standards Participation Rate Letters


Calculating Participation Rates for AYP Determinations


Choice


Differentiated Accountability

Flexibility and Waivers

Growth Models


Highly Qualified Teachers


Identification of Districts for Improvement

Identification of Schools for School Improvement

National Technical Advisory Council

Paraprofessionals


School Improvement

  • School Improvement Funding Application announcement PDF (592K) (October 2, 2007)
  • School Improvement State Allocation Chart PDF (3092K) (September 4, 2007)
  • Application on School Improvement Funding PDF (191K) (Fiscal Year 2007)
  • School Improvement Fund web site

Supplemental Educational Services


Use of Funds

 

 

Last Modified: 07/20/2020