Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), 29935-29936 [2020-10740]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 14, 2020. He´le`ne M.N. Scalliet, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–10711 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P and Operational Planning, at (202)–597– 2584, or email: DFrederickson@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The draft strategic plan is available at the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov/media/3871/CFTC2020_ 2024StrategicPlan/download. Dated: May 13, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION CFTC 2020–2024 Strategic Plan Note: The following appendix will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Request for public comment. 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The Commission reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to review, pre-screen, filter, redact, refuse or remove any or all of your submission that it may deem to be inappropriate for publication, such as obscene language or any identifying or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Frederickson, Manager, Strategic VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 AGENCY: In this notice, we announce waivers related to assessments, accountability and school identification, and related reporting requirements that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted under section 8401 of the ESEA because of widespread school closures due to the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Rooney, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W202, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 453–5514. Email: Patrick.Rooney@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. Section 8401(g) of the ESEA requires the Secretary to publish, in the Federal Register, and disseminate to interested parties, a notice of the Secretary’s decision to grant a waiver under section 8401(a) of the ESEA. Moreover, we recognize the significant public interest in waivers related to the widespread school closures due to COVID–19. This notice fulfills the Department’s obligation to provide notice to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29935 public under section 8401(g) of the ESEA. Waiver Data The Department waived, for State educational agencies (SEAs) from each of the 50 States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, and for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), the following requirements related to State assessments, accountability and school identification, and related reporting requirements: • Assessment requirements in ESEA section 1111(b)(2): The requirements to administer all required assessments in school year 2019–2020. • Accountability and school identification requirements in ESEA section 1111(c)(4) and (d)(2)(C)–(D): The requirements that a State annually meaningfully differentiate all public schools and the requirements to identify schools for comprehensive and targeted support and improvement and additional targeted support and improvement based on data from the 2019–2020 school year. ∑ Report card provisions related to assessments and accountability in ESEA section 1111(h) based on data from the 2019–2020 school year, namely: Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(i): Accountability system description. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(ii): Assessment results. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iii)(I): Other academic indicator results. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iv): English language proficiency assessment results. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(v): School quality or student success indicator results. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vi): Progress toward meeting long-terms goals and measurements of interim progress. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vii): Percentage of students assessed and not assessed. Æ Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(xi): Number and percentage of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities taking an alternate assessment. Æ Section 1111(h)(2)(C): With respect to all waived requirements in section 1111(h)(1)(C) as well as 1111(h)(2)(C)(i)– (ii) information showing how students in a local educational agency (LEA) and each school, respectively, achieved on the academic assessments compared to students in the State and LEA. Reasons: Due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID–19 pandemic and resulting school closures, the Department provided flexibility to all SEAs and the BIE regarding the assessment and accountability requirements and related reporting E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 29936 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices requirements under the ESEA. Given the widespread, extended school closures, many States have been unable to administer their statewide assessments to all students in the spring of 2020. As statewide accountability systems rely on fair, reliable, and valid assessment results, States that do not administer their assessments will also not be able to annually meaningfully differentiate among public schools or identify schools for support and improvement, as required under section 1111(c)(4) and (d)(2)(C)–(D) of the ESEA or report results on State and local report cards related to student performance on the assessments or accountability determinations, as required under ESEA section 1111(h). Waiver Applicants: SEAs from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and BIE requested and received these waivers. Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. Frank T. Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Notice of Waivers Granted Under Section 8401 of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of 
Education.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In this notice, we announce waivers related to assessments, 
accountability and school identification, and related reporting 
requirements that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted 
under section 8401 of the ESEA because of widespread school closures 
due to the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Rooney, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3W202, Washington, DC 20202. 
Telephone: (202) 453-5514. Email: Pa[email protected].
    If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text 
telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 8401(g) of the ESEA requires the 
Secretary to publish, in the Federal Register, and disseminate to 
interested parties, a notice of the Secretary's decision to grant a 
waiver under section 8401(a) of the ESEA. Moreover, we recognize the 
significant public interest in waivers related to the widespread school 
closures due to COVID-19. This notice fulfills the Department's 
obligation to provide notice to the public under section 8401(g) of the 
ESEA.

Waiver Data

    The Department waived, for State educational agencies (SEAs) from 
each of the 50 States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the 
District of Columbia, and for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), the 
following requirements related to State assessments, accountability and 
school identification, and related reporting requirements:
     Assessment requirements in ESEA section 1111(b)(2): The 
requirements to administer all required assessments in school year 
2019-2020.
     Accountability and school identification requirements in 
ESEA section 1111(c)(4) and (d)(2)(C)-(D): The requirements that a 
State annually meaningfully differentiate all public schools and the 
requirements to identify schools for comprehensive and targeted support 
and improvement and additional targeted support and improvement based 
on data from the 2019-2020 school year.
     Report card provisions related to assessments and 
accountability in ESEA section 1111(h) based on data from the 2019-2020 
school year, namely:
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(i): Accountability system description.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(ii): Assessment results.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iii)(I): Other academic indicator 
results.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(iv): English language proficiency 
assessment results.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(v): School quality or student success 
indicator results.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vi): Progress toward meeting long-terms 
goals and measurements of interim progress.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(vii): Percentage of students assessed 
and not assessed.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(1)(C)(xi): Number and percentage of students 
with the most significant cognitive disabilities taking an alternate 
assessment.
    [cir] Section 1111(h)(2)(C): With respect to all waived 
requirements in section 1111(h)(1)(C) as well as 1111(h)(2)(C)(i)-(ii) 
information showing how students in a local educational agency (LEA) 
and each school, respectively, achieved on the academic assessments 
compared to students in the State and LEA.
    Reasons: Due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the 
COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closures, the Department 
provided flexibility to all SEAs and the BIE regarding the assessment 
and accountability requirements and related reporting

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requirements under the ESEA. Given the widespread, extended school 
closures, many States have been unable to administer their statewide 
assessments to all students in the spring of 2020. As statewide 
accountability systems rely on fair, reliable, and valid assessment 
results, States that do not administer their assessments will also not 
be able to annually meaningfully differentiate among public schools or 
identify schools for support and improvement, as required under section 
1111(c)(4) and (d)(2)(C)-(D) of the ESEA or report results on State and 
local report cards related to student performance on the assessments or 
accountability determinations, as required under ESEA section 1111(h).
    Waiver Applicants: SEAs from all 50 States, the District of 
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and BIE requested and 
received these waivers.
    Accessible Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, 
audiotape, or compact disc) on request to the program contact person 
listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Electronic Access to This Document: The official version of this 
document is the document published in the Federal Register. You may 
access the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of 
Federal Regulations at www.govinfo.gov. At this site you can view this 
document, as well as all other documents of this Department published 
in the Federal Register, in text or Portable Document Format (PDF). To 
use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at 
the site.
    You may also access documents of the Department published in the 
Federal Register by using the article search feature at: 
www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search 
feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published 
by the Department.

Frank T. Brogan,
Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2020-10740 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 am]
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