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From the ECS State Policy Database
No Child Left Behind--Reauthorization Issues/Waivers


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State Status/Date Level Summary
FLIssued 09/2013P-12Florida Plan for Education Accountability
Executive Order 13-276
Directs the commissioner of education to recommend to the state board an open process to procure the next state assessment via a competitive solicitation. Requires next assessment program to meet specified criteria. Directs the commissioner to recommend to the...

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ALAdopted 04/2013P-12Grades 3-8 Summative Assessments
ACT Aspire as Alabama's 3-8 Summative Assessment
Resolution to adopt ACT Aspire as summative assessment for grades 3-8 beginning in the 2013-14 school year, as recommended by the Assessment and Accountability Task Force. Alabama's NCLB waiver application mentions the assessments' use for accountability purp...

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HIAdopted 06/2012P-12NCLB Waiver
S.C.R. 120
Requests the board of education and department of education to (1) apply to the U.S. Department of Education for a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements, (2) develop a plan to improve and attain high student achievement that would be submitted with the...

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IDAdopted 03/2012P-12Request to U.S. Congress to Repeal No Child Left Behind Act
H.J.M. 8
House Joint Memorial asking the U.S. Congress to repeal the No Child Left Behind Act. http://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2012/HJM008.pdf...

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ALSigned into law 04/2010P-12Funding Formula in ESEA Reauthorization
S.J.R. 159
Urges the Congress of the United States, in the course of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), to direct federal funding thereunder in accordance with current funding formulae....

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Authorizing NCLB Waiver Requests & Lawsuit
H.B. 2542, S.B. 1212
Requires the Board of Education to request a waiver from duplicative provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act that are fiscally and programmatically burdensome to school divisions and are not instructionally sound or in the best interest of children; ...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12NCLB and End-of-Instruction Assessments
S.B. 1792 - Section 4
Clarifies that testing for grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 is contingent on the availability of federal and state funds. Eliminates grade 3 stand-alone language arts test. Clarifies that grade 5 social studies assessment must include U.S. history, the Constitution and ...

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KSAdopted 05/2006P-12Federal Role in State
S.C.R. 1618
Memorializes the President and Congress to make a serious commitment to improving the quality of the nation's public schools by substantially increasing its funding for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Higher Education Act, the...

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VASigned into law 04/2006P-12NCLB Waivers and Exemptions
H.B. 1428
Encourages the president of the state board to request from the U.S. Department of Education, in calendar year 2006, the following waivers and exemptions of the statutory and regulatory requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act:
1. Additional flexib...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12NCLB Flexibility
H.B. 2414
Requires that, before the beginning of the 2006-07 school year, the superintendent of public instruction shall request flexibility from the United States department of education to conduct a pilot project with a limited number of local school districts regardi...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Waivers from Compliance with No Child Left Behind Act
H.B. 2602, S.B. 1136
Directs the Board of Education to seek a waiver from compliance with those provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act that are duplicative of the Commonwealth's prior educational accountability system as set forth in the Standards of Quality, Standards...

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MESigned into law 04/2004P-12No Child Left Behind Participation
S.P. 648
(Senate Resolve) This resolve prohibits the Department of Education from using state funds to implement the policies of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

The resolve also requires the Department of Education to investigate the costs and benefits ...

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