- Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act(H.R. 5528) is aimed to reform federal student aid. The measures proposed help students to make more informed financial decisions. Read more here.
- Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act (H.R. 5529) will assist Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing a career as a physician, dentist, or other health care professional. Read more here.
- HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act(H.R. 5530) will improve access, oversight, and strengthen financial counseling to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Read more here.
The Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) requires data to be collected on the academic advancements and supports of subgroups. A subgroup refers to groups based on racial/ethnic status, socio-economic status, English-language ability, and disability status. In a report, Ensuring Equity in ESSA: The Role of N-Size in Subgroup Accountability, initiated by the Alliance for Excellent Education, n-size is defined as state-set minimum number of students required in a subgroup at the school, district, and state-levels. When states have n-sizes too large, many problems can result including subgroups may not be counted in the data. Lower n-sizes allows states to effectively id (Read more...)
1) Principles and Characteristics of Inclusive Assessment Systems in a Changing Assessment Landscape (NCEO Report #400) This revision includes updated principles which reflect a broader perspective on inclusive assessment for students with disabilities and English language learners.
2) 2013-2014 Publicly Reported Assessment Results for Students with Disabilities and ELLs with Disabilities (NCEO Report #401) The National Center on Educational Outcomes has published their seventeenth report to describe how states publicly report online assessment data for students with disabil (Read more...)
Procedural safeguards are at the heart of the system established by the special education law. The philosophy underlying the Act is that parents and school districts will work together collaboratively to ensure an appropriate education for children with disabilities. Schaffer v. Weast 546 U.S. 49, 126 S.Ct. 528, 44 IDELR 150 (11/14/2005). But the law also recognizes that there must be procedural safeguards to ensure that the important public policies establish (Read more...)
The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services have created a joint policy to support Dual Language Learners (DLL). The purpose of this policy statement is to promote the learning of DLLs by providing States with recommendations to optimize early education experiences and promote bilingualism or multilingualism.
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