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Indiana ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Background -Indiana was a part of cohort 1 -Why cohort 1? -USED Approval February 2012 -Approval through 2013-2014 School Year -USED issued option for one year extension to all SEAs. Goals of Flexibility as Outlined by USED

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Indiana ESEA Flexibility Waiver


-Indiana was a part of cohort 1

-Why cohort 1?

-USED Approval February 2012

-Approval through 2013-2014 School Year

-USED issued option for one year extension to all SEAs

Goals of Flexibility as Outlined by USED

-Allow states to request flexibility on behalf of itself, its local educational agencies (LEAs), and its schools; in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality of instruction

Goals of Flexibility as Outlined by USED

-will provide educators and State and local leaders with flexibilityregarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

Goals of Flexibility as Outlined by USED

-flexibility is intended to build on and support the significant State and local reform efforts already underway in critical areas such as transitioning to college- and career-ready standards

and assessments; developing systems of differentiated recognition, accountability, and support; and

evaluating and supporting teacher and principal effectiveness.

How USED Monitors State Waivers

Desktop Monitoring or On-Site Monitoring

Part A Monitoring

Part B Monitoring

Part C Monitoring

Waiver Design

*Stand Alone Elements as well as embedded in each Principle – …“as described above in monitoring element”…

Elements Meeting Expectation

-Data Collection and Use

-Adopt English Language Proficiency Standards

-Develop and Administer English Language Proficiency Assessments

-Annually Reports College-going and College-credit Accumulation Rates

-Develop and Implement a State-Based System of Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support

-Reward Schools

-Other Title I Schools

-State and Local Report Cards

Elements Not Meeting


-Technical Assistance

-Family & Community Engagement & Outreach

-Transition to and Implement College-and Career-ready Standards

-Develop and Administer High-Quality Assessments

-Priority Schools

-Focus Schools

-Teacher Evaluation and Support Systems

-Principal Evaluation and Support Systems



Example: 2012 Waiver refers to ‘OSIT’

Office of School Improvement and Turnaround NOW Outreach Division of School Improvement


Example: 2012 Waiver assessment plan was the use of PARCC NOW …

Part B Monitoring reflects…

Moment in Time…not work in Process

AUGUST 21-22, 2013

Part B Monitoring reflects…

“Part B monitoring aims to continue the collaborative relationship begun during the request approval process, provide ED with a deeper understand of each SEAs goals and approaches to implementing flexibility…”

Part B Monitoring reflects…

According to the Indiana waiver liaison…

“Indiana will have until 60 days from May, that is Monday, June 30, to submit its extension request for approval of Flexibility through the 2014-2015 school year, which will include its responses to the next steps.

Let’s talk about it in the near future.

By the way, congratulations on where you guys have gotten.  Regardless of what it looks like on paper, I’m making sure everyone knows you all are on the right track.”