In 2012 Oregon requested and received flexibility waivers from certain accountability provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
While the rules for implementing the recently re-authorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act is underway for implementation in the school year 2017-2018, Oregon’s ESEA waiver is still in effect.
Oregon receives Federal Flexibility Waiver for another three years - Approved ESEA Flexibility Request (Current) (July 23, 2015 - 80 MB )
Oregon’s Federal Flexibility Waiver Approved - Memo from ODE (125k ) - "...the U.S. Department of Education approved Oregon’s federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as No Child Left Behind) waiver request for one more year."
Oregon granted NCLB waiver - On July 18, 2012, Oregon was granted waivers from certain accountability provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Interim accountability system in place for the 2012-13 school year - Serves as a bridge between the former system and the new system which will be implemented for the 2013-14 school year. The interim system uses Oregon’s existing School Report Card model with some adjustments to rate all schools. It also incorporates a new growth calculation to identify high-poverty schools most in need of support and celebrate those high-poverty schools with standout performance.
Waives 10 separate accountability provisions of NCLB - Side-by-side comparison chart (540k ).
Meets the following required NCLB accountability principles:
- College and career ready - Common Core State Standards and academic content standards;
- State developed accountability - Achievement compacts, new report card;
- Supporting instruction and leadership - Teacher and administrator evaluation and support.
Questions boards should ask:
- OSBA Policy Services released revised evaluation policies and an administrative regulation in September 2012. Call for your samples today, 800-578-6722.
- Which of our schools are:
- Title I schools?
- Model designation?
- Focus designation?
- Priority designation?
- What are the district’s responsibilities as it relates to the designations?
- How will those responsibilities impact students, staff, parents, the community and district resources?
- What is the role of the board in impacting those responsibilities?
- Comparing NCLB with Oregon’s ESEA Flexibility Request (540k ) - A side-by-side comparison of accountability provisions between NCLB and Oregon's NCLB Waiver.
- ESEA flexibility summary presentation (3.2mb ) - The slides and slide notes for a summary presentation prepared by the Oregon Department of Education.
- Executive summary of Oregon's ESEA flexibility request (NCLB Waiver) (27.8k ) - A five-page summary of Oregon's waiver request prepared by the Oregon Department of Education.
- Oregon's ESEA flexibility request (NCLB waiver) (10.45mb ) - The full 317-page flexibility request submitted by Oregon to the U.S. Department of Education.
- Oregon Framework Alignment of State and Federal Requirements for Educator Evaluation chart (299k )prepared by the Oregon Department of Education - A one-page chart comparing the Oregon Framework required elements with the requirements of Oregon legislation criteria and the Oregon NCLB waiver criteria.