Accountability and School Improvement

This document is intended to provide responses to questions state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools may have regarding implementation of the Spring 2020 assessment and accountability waivers and the impact of COVID-19 on accountability systems for the 2020-2021 school year.


Consolidated State Plans

ESSA Flexibilities

Equitable Services

Fiscal Requirements

This document combines existing information on within-district Title I, Part A allocations (that currently exists in multiple places) to make the information easier for States and LEAs to access and use. It also updates the information to be consistent with the requirements in the ESEA of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, identifying the requirements and options that the ESEA provides them with respect to within-district allocations. This document is posted for stakeholder review and comment through April 24, 2020. We ask that you refrain from providing line-edits of the document. Instead, please submit substantive comments about the content of the draft, including feedback on any additional topics you would like to see included, to We will consider comments in making revisions but will not provide responses to individual comments.

Graduation Rate Requirements

Parent and Family Engagement

Schoolwide Programs

State and Local Report Cards

Special Populations

Children in Foster Care

Education for Homeless Children and Youths

Early Learning

English Learners

Student-Centered Funding

Transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act


Last Modified: 08/17/2021