Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act was passed in 1965 as a part of the "War on Poverty." ESEA emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states. In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) are unique yearly targets in reading and mathematics for each subgroup, school and district, as described in Washington's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Request.

Consolidated Program Review (CPR) is a compliance review required under federal regulations. The CPR team at OSPI monitors all federally funded ESEA programs in Washington state.

ESEA Flexibility Request (Waiver): In the absence of a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) approved Washington’s ESEA Flexibility Request (Waiver), which provides relief from certain requirements under No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

OSPI Legislative Recommendations for the Reauthorization of ESEA

OSPI recently sent to the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The proposed changes (PDF) represent OSPI's commitment to advancing essential education reforms.


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