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U.S. Department of Education Releases Assessment Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Title I, Parts A and B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which relate to academic assessments. On July 6, 2016,, the Department released proposed assessment regulations developed through the negotiated rulemaking process conducted earlier this year. The proposed regulations also include provisions relating to ESSA’s innovative assessment demonstration authority, more commonly known as the “innovative assessment pilot program.” The Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM’s) will be formally published in the federal register, and a public comment period of 60 days will begin upon the formal date of publication.

The Department’s two NPRM’s as well as a summary of the proposed regulations can be accessed here.