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Accountability

ESEA State Assessment Peer Review

Published: 4/7/2021 11:44 AM

Introduction

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) shall conduct peer reviews of state assessment systems to assist states in meeting statutory and regularity requirements for implementing valid and reliable assessment systems. Under section 1111(e) of ESEA and 34 C.F.R. 200.2(b)(5), USED has an obligation to conduct peer reviews of state assessment systems implemented under section 1111(b)(3) of the ESEA. Be mindful, USED conducts other peer reviews. The peer reviews are for the Kentucky state assessment system.

​Standards and Assessment Peer Review

USED began the current review process with the release of the following documents:

  • Call for Experts to Serve as Peer Reviewers
  • Decision Letters (NCLB) on State Final Assessment Systems Under Title I of ESEA as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Decision Letters (IASA) on State Final Assessment Systems Under Title I of ESEA as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994

Kentucky Peer Review Submission, Findings and Kentucky Response

Kentucky peer review submission

USED decision letter findings shared with the Kentucky Department of Education

Kentucky Response to the USED Decision Letter

Other Resources

USED Standards, Assessments and Accountability overview

U.S. Department of Education Standards, Assessments and Accountability

Decision Letters for other states and Kentucky

Decision Letters


Rhonda Sims
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2256 Ext 4751
Fax (502) 564-7749
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