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ESEA – How Did We Get Here?. No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) – enacted 2001 Why was it so strict? Role of special ed advocates Required all students to be proficient by 2014 – significant consequences attached to failure NCLB allows for Secretary to grant waivers (unlike IDEA).

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Esea how did we get here

ESEA – How Did We Get Here?

  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) – enacted 2001

    • Why was it so strict?

    • Role of special ed advocates

  • Required all students to be proficient by 2014 – significant consequences attached to failure

  • NCLB allows for Secretary to grant waivers (unlike IDEA)


Esea reauthorization

ESEA Reauthorization

  • Started in earnest in 2011

    • Harkin introduced ‘bipartisan’ bill in Fall of 2011

    • Kline came up with 5 bills in the House

      • Charter school bill only one that had bipartisan support

  • And then……nothing happened until….


Secretary duncan started granting waivers

Secretary Duncan Started Granting Waivers

  • In September, 2011, Secretary Duncan invited states to apply for waivers

  • Status of waiver requests:

    • 47 states, DC, Puerto Rico and BIE have applied for waivers

    • 39 states & DC have been approved

    • States NOT applying: CA, MT, ND and NE – 9 LEAs in CA representing more than 1 million students have jointly applied for waivers


What do waiver states have to do

What Do ‘Waiver States’ Have to Do?

  • College and career-ready standards

  • Adopt the Common Core/New assessments

  • Identify priority schools

  • Identify focus schools

  • Reward high achieving schools

  • Implement educator effectiveness evaluations


Issues with waivers

Issues with Waivers

  • Subgroup accountability

  • Requirements in general, educator effectiveness evaluation HUGE issue

  • Should LEAs be granted waivers?

  • Impact on new ESEA?


More on waivers

More on Waivers

  • Duncan authorized waiver of waiver requirements regarding implementation of teacher evaluation plans


Which brings us to

Which Brings Us To…..

  • ESEA reauthorization déjà vu all over again


Which brings us to1

Which Brings Us To…..

  • ESEA reauthorization déjà vu all over again


Which brings us to2

Which Brings Us To…..

  • ESEA reauthorization déjà vu all over again

  • Or…Ground Hog Day.. Part 3


Current status of esea reauthorization

Current Status of ESEA Reauthorization

  • Senate markup was June 11-12

    • Two bills: Chairman Harkin’s version

      • Would allow state waivers to continue and require achievement, growth goals and accountability plan in states where no waiver

    • Ranking member Alexander’s version

      • States could design their own accountability system; would require subgroup accountability


More on senate esea

More on Senate ESEA

  • Harkin bill does include references to UDL, RTI, PBIS

  • Teacher evaluations must be based in part on student performance

  • Overall concerns:

    • 1%/2% issues

    • Vouchers

    • Overall accountability for students with disabilities


More on senate esea1

More on Senate ESEA

  • Expect to go to Senate floor in September


House version of esea

House Version of ESEA

  • Two bills in the House:

    • Chairman Kline

    • Ranking Member Miller

  • Committee markup was June 19

  • Kline bill:

    • States can design their own accountability systems

    • Continues subgroup disaggregation

    • Gets rid of maintenance of effort


More on house esea

More on House ESEA

  • More on Kline bill:

    • Eliminates cap on alternate assessment

    • Merges numerous programs -- what’s wrong with block granting programs??

    • Could transfer funds among programs

    • Requires use of teacher evaluation system based in part on student outcomes

  • Miller substitute was rejected

  • Floor vote expected this week


More on house esea1

More on House ESEA

  • Watch for voucher amendments

  • Amendment to change funding formula


Results driven accountability rda

Results-Driven Accountability (RDA)

  • Began in early 2012 – OSEP announced suspension of monitoring visits

  • Established working group to discuss options

  • Invited input from stakeholders


Components of rda

Components of RDA

  • State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (SPR) to focus more on outcomes

  • Determinations – will broadly reflect state performance -- not just compliance and accurate data

  • Differentiated monitoring and technical assistance based on weighted identification of states


Where are we now in the process

Where Are We Now in the Process?

  • Proposed revisions to Indicators for the SPP/APR were put out for comment this spring

  • OSEP will consider comments/make final proposal to OMB

  • Final proposal will go out for 30-day comment period

  • New SPP/APR will be used for APR due February 1, 2015


New indicator 17 part b and 11 part c

New Indicator 17 (Part B) and 11 (Part C)

  • New: State Systemic Improvement Plan

    • Removes plans from individual indicators

    • Questions remain

      • How is this plan tied to other state improvement activities?

      • Data reporting in general – connection to other ED program reporting, especially Consolidated State Performance Plan (CSPP) under Title I of the ESEA


Just in case your head isn t spinning yet

Just In Case Your Head Isn’t Spinning Yet….

  • There’s:

    • The President’s early childhood initiative

    • President’s E-rate initiative

    • Mental health initiatives

    • Workforce Incentive Act (WIA) – includes vocational rehabilitation


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