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Oregon's NCLB Waiver

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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).

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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 This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.)

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Oregon’s Federal Flexibility Waiver Approved - Memo from ODE (125k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.) - "...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 NCLBSide-by-side comparison chart (540k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.).

Meets the following required NCLB accountability principles:

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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?

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For more information contact Peggy Holstedt at 800-578-6722 or via e-mail at pholstedt@osba.org.

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