Department of Education May 19, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) Tests and Passing Scores
Document Number: E6-7682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides an update to the list of ATB tests approved by the Secretary, pursuant to section 484(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 668, subpart J. This notice extends the Secretary's approval of the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) test, with updated passing scores, as an ATB test for students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English. It also adds the ESL Placement (COMPASS/ESL) test as a newly approved ATB test for students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-7628
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: 06-4616
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, announces a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages within kindergarten through grade twelve during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to enable the Department to award grants that increase the number of local educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-State Educational Agencies
Document Number: 06-4614
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, announces a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages within kindergarten through grade twelve during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to enable the Department to award grants that increase the number of State educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.