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Monday, August 26, 2013
Breaking: DOE Promulgates Proposed Regs Eliminating 2 % Rule
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education proposed regulations under ESEA and IDEA to transition away from the so-called "2 percent rule," in order to hold all students to high standards that better prepare them for college and career. Under the existing regulations, States had previously been allowed to develop alternate assessments aligned to modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAAS) for some students with disabilities and use the results of those assessments for accountability purposes under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Under the proposed regulations, a State already administering alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards could no longer administer such assessments after the 2013–14 school year.
The press release may be read here.
You can review the text of the proposed regulation (technically "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" or "NPRM") here. The regulation does not take effect until after a period of public comment. You can and should send your comments to the proposed regulation to DOE. Comments must be received by October 7, 2013. By far the best way is through the federal portal at: www.regulations.gov
What are your thoughts about the proposed regulation?