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US Department of Education Remarks on Vermont’s submitted state plan for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Submitted On: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Analyst: Slonaker, Anne

Secretary of Education of Vermont, Jason Botel, Acting Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Education, provides the Fed’s initial responses to Vermont’s state plan in response to the ESSA. The letter outlines additional information or revisions Vermont needs to make under eleven key indicators: A.3.i: Native Language Assessments Definition; A.4.iii.a.1: Academic Achievement Long-term Goals; A.4.iv.a: Academic Achievement Indicator; A.4.iv.e: School Quality or Student Success Indicator(s); A4.v.a: State’s System of Annual Meaningful Differentiation; A4.v.c: If Applicable, Different Methodology for Annual Meaningful Differentiation; Targeted Support and Improvement Schools— “Consistently Underperforming” Subgroups; Targeted Support and Improvement Schools— Additional Targeted Support; A.4.viii.a: Exit Criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools; A.4.viii.c: More Rigorous Interventions; and finally, under Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk: C.2: Program Objectives and Outcomes.

The Vermont Agency of Education has fifteen days from August 7 to respond.


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