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Public Comment Period Open for 2020-21 Participation Wavier


Public Comment Period Open for 2020-21 Participation Waiver

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) does not exceed 1 percent of the total number of all students in the state who took Ohio’s State Tests. States that anticipate that they will exceed 1 percent in alternate assessment participation must submit a waiver request to the U.S. Department of Education 90 days before the beginning of the alternate assessment testing window. Ohio’s alternate assessment participation rate is approximately 1.8 percent.

The Department is seeking public comment on the proposed waiver extension request to the U.S. Department of Education due Nov. 4, 2020.

The Department is accepting public comments about the proposed waiver extension request by email to AAParticipation@education.ohio.gov through Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. 

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