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ESSA and Students with Disabilities

The table below provides information by state on the one percent cap on Alternate Assessments imposed by ESSA.
Information on the cap is available here.

 

Status of State-level One Percent Cap on Alternate Assessments by State

As of July 8, 2019 :: Shaded cells indicate no action.

STATE
2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Alabama (AL) Requested a waiver; denied due to failure to submit request in a timely manner. See AL

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science. See AL

Alaska (AK)    
Arizona (AZ)

Waiver approved for ELA/Math, denied for Science assessment.
See AZ

 
Arkansas (AR) Waiver approved for ELA/Math.
See AR
Waiver extension approved for ELA/Math. See AR
California (CA)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
Reading/language arts: 1.09%
Mathematics: 1.09%
Science: 1.07%
and failed to access at least 95% of all students in Science and students w/ disabilities in ELA, Math and Science

See CA ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
- submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

- submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.
Colorado (CO)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
Science: 1.05%
and failed to assess at least 95% of students with disabilities in Science

See CO ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0 percent requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.

Connecticut (CT)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:

Reading/language arts: 1.50% Mathematics: 1.51%
Science: 1.51%

See CT ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.
District of Columbia (DC)  

Waiver approved for ELA/Math
See DC

Florida (FL)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.40%
Mathematics: 1.51%
Science: 1.44%

See FL ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.
Georgia (GA)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See GA

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See GA

Hawaii (HI)

Waiver approved for ELA and Math. Denied for Science due to failure to access at least 95% of students with disabilities
See HI

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
Science: 1.11%
See HI -------------------------------->

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019

Idaho (ID)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See ID

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See ID

Illinois (IL)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.12%
Math: 1.12%
Science: 1.09%
Also failed to access at least 95% of students w/ disabilities in Science

See IL ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019

Indiana (IN)

Waiver approved for ELA and Math. Denied for Science due to failure to access at least 95% of students with disabilities

See IN

Waiver extension approved for ELA and Math

One year waiver approved for Science

See IN

Iowa (IA)    
Kansas (KS)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.14%
Math: 1.16%

See KS ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.
Kentucky (KY)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math, and Science

See KY

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See KY

Louisiana (LA)

Waiver approved for ELA and Math

See LA

Waiver extension approved for ELA and Math

See LA

Maine (ME)

Waiver request was denied due to failure to test at least 95% of students with disabilities
See ME

NOTE: USED reports that ME did not exceed the cap in ELA, Math or Science and therefore did not receive a letter regarding exceeding the cap w/o a waiver.

 
Maryland (MD)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.10%
Math: 1.12%

See MD ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by Sept. 1, 2019.
Massachusetts (MA)

Waiver approved for ELA and Math

See MA

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See MA

Michigan (MI)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See MI

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See MI

Minnesota (MN)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.36%
Math: 1.38%
Science: 2.00%

See MN ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
- submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.

Nebraska (NE)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See NE

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See NE

New Hampshire (NH)    
New Jersey (NJ)

Waiver request was denied due to failure to test at least 95% of students with disabilities. See NJ

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.23%
Math: 1.26%
Science: 1.46%
and failed to text at least 95% of all students and students w/ disabilities in ELA and Math

See NJ ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019

New Mexico (NM)    
New York (NY)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.75%
Maths: 1.74%
Science: 1.56%

See NY ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.

North Carolina (NC)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See NC

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See NC

North Dakota (ND)

Waiver approved for ELA and Math

See ND

 
Ohio (OH)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See OH

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See OH

Oklahoma (OK)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See OK

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See OK

Oregon (OR)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.20%
Math: 1.21%
Science: 1.16%
and failed to access at least 95% of all students and students w/ disabilities in ELA, Math and Science.

See OR ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.

Pennsylvania (PA)

Waiver request was denied due to failure to test at least 95% of students with disabilities. See PA

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 2.02%
Math: 2.01%
Science: 1.97%
See PA ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.

-submit assessment participation data (including AA-AAAS participation) via EDFacts for the 2018-2019 school year by October 1, 2019.

Rhode Island (RI)  

Waiver request approved for ELA and Math; denied for Science due to failure to access at least 95% of students with disabilities in Science

See RI

South Carolina (SC)    
South Dakota (SD)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See SD

 
Tennessee (TN)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See TN

Waiver extension approved for ELA and Math; denied for Science due to failure to access at least 95% of all students and students w/ disabilities in Science

See TN

Texas (TX)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See TX

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See TX

Utah (UT)    
Vermont (VT)    
Virginia (VA)

Exceeded cap without a waiver as follows:
ELA: 1.16%

See VA ------------------------------>

As a result of exceeding cap w/o waiver, the state must:
-submit a plan for reducing AA-AAAS participation in future years in order to come into compliance with the 1.0% requirement by August 1, 2019.
Washington (WA)    
West Virginia (WV)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See WV

Waiver extension approved for ELA, Math and Science

See WV

Wisconsin (WI)

Waiver approved for ELA, Math and Science

See WI

 
Wyoming (WY)    

SOURCES:

USED ESEA Waivers

USED ESEA Policy Letters to States

 
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