Public Notices

General Notices

BEP Task Force Status Report


Waiver Requests

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’s) 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 percent of their students participating in the alternate assessment. Based on current data, the state anticipates exceeding the 1 percent threshold enacted by the ESSA for school year 2017-18. In particular, Tennessee expects to assess 1.44 percent of students on the alternate assessments aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS). Therefore, the department intends to submit a waiver request as set forth in 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4).  This waiver request is available here.  Public comments may be sent to by December 4, 2017.

TDOE Requests for Public Comment

Approved LEA and Charter School Waiver Requests

Approved LEA Teacher Employment Standard Waivers