Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
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The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education, sets high standards for academic performance, and demands a rigorous level of accountability from schools and districts. ESEA authorizes an important group of education programs administered by the states. These programs support eligible schools and districts eager to raise the academic achievement of struggling learners, and address the complex challenges that arise among students who live with disability, mobility problems, learning difficulties, poverty, transience and the need to learn a second language.
Monitoring and Compliance | Federal Program Accountability

Loss of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver
Washington state’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver will not extend into the 2014–15 school year. However, OSPI will continue to use the methodology developed under the waiver, as well as ESEA requirements, to identify priority and focus schools for support.

Federal (ESEA) Programs for Schools & Districts
Title Programs
Title I, A Programs and services for struggling learners
Title I, C Migrant Education
Title I, D Institutional Education
Title I, G Advanced Placement
Title II, A Teacher & Principal Quality
Title III Limited English Proficient & Immigrant Students — Language Instruction
Title IV, B 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title VI Rural Education Achievement Program
Title VII Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native Education
Title X Homeless Education (McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children & Youth Program)

Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB)
Advanced Placement (AP) AP/IB Test Fee Program

Career & Technical Education
Perkins Carl D. Perkins Act/Career & Technical Education Improvement

Discrimination, Section 504, Harassment
Equity & Civil Rights promotes the understanding of rights and responsibilities under civil rights laws, and monitors school district compliance with these laws.

Private Schools & Federal Programs
Private School & Non-profit Participation in federal programs, equitable services

School Safety
Gun-Free Schools Supports school safety and monitors/reports gun-related incidents

Monitoring & Compliance
Consolidated Program Review (CPR) is the monitoring arm of the ESEA, responsible for the review of all ESEA-funded and several state-funded programs. Our CPR team is focused on compliance with law and regulation as central to the positive potential in these programs to support high-quality interventions and lead to better student outcomes.

Federal Program Accountability
Federal Accountability Reports capture student data and information related to the performance of federal programs. OSPI submits these reports to the U.S. Department of Education.











Laws and Regulations

Flexibility Waiver
2011 — 2014Annual Measurable Objectives


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