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IDEA Part B Application for Federal Funds: Notice of Public Comment

The Tennessee IDEA Part B Application for Federal Funds (fiscal year July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) will be posted for 60 days, March 13-May 13. Click here to view the application. Public comments will be accepted during the first 30 days, March 13-April 13. The application includes, but is not limited to, information regarding the use of IDEA funds and state-imposed requirements not required by IDEA or federal regulations. Comments may be submitted to Allison Davey via email, fax, or posted mail:

Tennessee Department of Education
Division of Special Populations
Attn: Allison Davey
Andrew Johnson Tower, 11th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Fax: (615) 532-9412

Request for Public Comment: 1% Waiver

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) amended a provision of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 related to students participating in alternate assessments of each state education agency’s (SEA) statewide assessment. The ESSA requires SEAs to submit waiver requests to the United States Department of Education in the event they have more than 1% of their students participating in the alternate assessment. Based on current data, the state exceeded the 1% state cap enacted by the ESSA for school year 2018-19. The actual percentages of students assessed on the AA-AAAS is listed below:

ELA         1.45%

Math     1.46% 

Therefore, the department intends to submit a waiver request here as set forth in 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4). Public comments may be sent to by February 26, 2020.

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