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Public Comment: Alternate Assessment 1% Cap Waiver Request
Dear Special Education Directors,
Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, states that the total number of students assessed in each subject using an alternate assessment may not exceed 1.0% of the total number of students in the State who are assessed in each subject.
In the 2016-2017 school year, Idaho exceeded the 1.0% cap statewide in both Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics. As required by the United States Department of Education, Idaho must submit a one-year waiver request of the 1.0% cap on alternate assessment participation for the 2017-2018 test administration. Refer to the 1.0% Cap Memo from the US Department of Education.
The SDE invites you to review and provide comment on the Idaho 1 Percent Cap Waiver Request Draft. The Idaho One Percent Cap Waiver Request draft will be open for public comment through December 27, 2017.
To submit a comment, please complete the Public Comment Form.
Dr. Charlie Silva
Director of Special Education
Idaho State Department of Education
ANNUAL STATE APPLICATION UNDER PART B OF THE
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT AS AMENDED IN 2004
FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2017
CFDA No. 84.027A and 84.173A