ESEA Waiver Update Brad NeuenswanderDeputy Commissioner
Waiver Components • Extend our current ESEA Waiver another year. • Respond to our current conditional “high risk” status. • Respond to our Fall 2013 USDE Monitoring Visit. • Amend items in our Current Waiver. • Move the use of using student growth to inform personnel decisions until 2017-18
Extend our current ESEA Waiver • All states are given the option to request an extension of their current waivers for an additional year. • If approved, our waiver would extend into the 2015-16 school year. • Must submit by February 28, 2013
Respond to our current conditional “high risk” status • Involves Principal 3 of our waiver. • How Kansas chooses to use student growth as a significant factor in teacher/leader evaluations. • Positive response/progress with the USDE • Will submit our plan to move forward by January 24, 2013
Respond to our Fall 2013 USDE Monitoring Visit • All States with an ESEA Waiver are required to have a monitoring visit to make sure we are following through with our plan. • Kansas received high remarks for the involvement that the field had in the development and ongoing work with implementing the waiver.
Amend items in our Current Waiver • Reset AMO Targets using results from the 2014-15 Assessment (new baseline) • A new assessment model that allows for multiple assessments at the high school level • Re-think how we identify “Not Making Progress” schools
Move the use of using student growth data to inform personnel decisions until 2017-18 • Results from the state assessments would not be used in teacher/leader evaluations until the 2017-18 school year.