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2019 Public Comment – Menu of Assessments

Please read the Waiver Request information and provide comments. Comments will be accepted through January 24, 2019.


The requirements for a State Education Agency to seek a waiver are set forth at 34 C.F.R §200.6(c)(4) and reproduced below. ADE is requesting a waiver in response to the requirements set forth at 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4) because if its state law to implement at Menu of Assessments for high school beginning 2018-2019.

Specifically, Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 15-741.02 states: A. The state board of education shall adopt a menu of achievement assessments to measure pupil achievement of the state academic standards. Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, each local education agency that offers instruction in grades nine through twelve may select from that menu an achievement assessment to administer to the pupils in one or more schools in that local education agency instead of the test to measure pupil achievement adopted by the state board of education pursuant to section 15-741….

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is formally requesting a waiver, pursuant to ESEA Section 8401(b), from the requirement that our State submit evidence demonstrating that the chosen nationally recognized assessments meet the requirement of the Department’s peer review guidance prior to the first administration of the nationally recognized assessments in Spring 2019.

2018-2019 Menu of Assessments – High School List

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2018-2019 Technical Assistance – revised 11-13-18