ESEA Information Update Bulletin Series on Key Provisions

 

08.01 Required Two-Year Monitoring for Former English Language Learners
07.02 Criteria for Reclassification of English Language Learner Students as Fully English Proficient (Exiting)
07.01 Identification of Students as English Language Learners (Entry)
06.01 Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
05.01 State Assessment Changes for 2005-06
04.02 Corrective Action and Restructuring for Schools Identified for Improvement
04.01 ESEA Consortia
03.08 WINSS and NCLB
03.07 ESEA Intradistrict Safe School Transfer Option
03.06 Homeless Education: Identification of Children and Youth in Homeless Situations
03.05 Enhancing Education through Technology: Needs Assessment/Accountability for Title II, Part D
03.04 Overview of Parent Involvement Requirements in NCLB
03.03 Overview of Parent Notification Requirements in NCLB
03.02 Paraprofessionals - Frequently Asked Questions
03.01 Private School Student and Educator Participation in ESEA/NCLB Programs
02.14 Student Surveys

02.13

Flexible Use of ESEA Program Funds Across Titles (Transferability)

02.12 Access by Military Recruiters
02.11

Guidelines for Complying with the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment Part 2

(Parts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 can be found on the Special Education Team Bulletin Index page at http://dls.dpi.wi.gov )
02.10 Meeting Report Card Requirements of ESEA
02.09 Parents' Right to Receive Teacher Information
02.08 ESEA Provisions for Private Schools (for updated information, see Bulletin No. 03.01)
02.06 Guidelines for Complying with the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment Part 1
02.05 Safe and Drug-Free Schools: Essential for Student Success
02.04 ESEA Provisions for Highly Qualified Teachers
02.03 Requirements for Paraprofessionals
02.02 Comparison of HR1 and PI-34 (for updated information, see Bulletin No. 06.01)
02.01 State Assessment Changes

Bulletin 02.01

State Assessment Changes for 2002-03

March 7, 2002

On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This reauthorization contains major changes to the old law and will require the department and districts to modify current practices, particularly in the areas of assessment and accountability. This is the first in a series of bulletins from the department dealing with issues related to the ESEA reauthorization. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.02

Comparison of HR 1 No Child Left Behind and PI 34 Teacher Education Program Approval and Licenses
TITLE II PART A -- Teacher and Principal Quality Training and Recruitment Fund

For updated information, see Bulletin No. 06.01

Bulletin 02.03

Requirements for Paraprofessionals

Revised: August 28, 2008
Revised: May 15, 2009

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the "No Child Left Behind" Act, may have a significant impact on paraprofessionals working in Title I programs across the state. The Act calls for "highly qualified paraprofessionals," which means a paraprofessional who has not less than two years of experience in a classroom and postsecondary education or demonstrated competence in a field or academic subject for which there is a significant shortage of qualified teachers. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.04

ESEA Provisions for Highly Qualified Teachers

Revised: March 17, 2008

The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the "No Child Left Behind" Act, will have significant impact on emergency licenses for teachers working in school programs across the state.

The Act refers to 'highly qualified teachers' in both Title I and Title II. For Title I, any teacher hired after the enactment of the bill (Jan. 8, 2002) is to be "highly qualified" upon hire, and all teachers teaching "core academic subjects" are to be "highly qualified" by the end of the 2005-06 school year (section 1119). Title II funds may be used to ensure that all teachers meet these requirements through professional development or through partnerships with colleges or universities. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.05

Safe and Drug-Free Schools -- Essential for Student Success

May 20, 2002

Safe and drug-free school environments are essential elements for student success. So critical are they that one of the six ESEA performance goals that states are required to adopt is:

All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug free and conducive to learning.

The reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the "No Child Left Behind" act, includes the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program as Title IV­Part A. The purpose of Part A is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools, prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and are coordinated with other efforts in order to support student academic achievement. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.06

Guidelines for Complying with the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment Part 1

May 23, 2002

Federal and state special education legislation requires that all students with disabilities participate in state and district-wide assessments. Specifically, the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states, "children with disabilities are included in general State and district-wide assessment programs with accommodations, where necessary." In addition, the reauthorized IDEA specifies that alternate assessment is to be provided for the small number of students with disabilities for whom the standardized assessment is inappropriate even with accommodations. At present, the statewide assessment system-the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)-includes the Wisconsin Reading Comprehension Test (WRCT) at third-grade, the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) at fourth-, eighth-, and 10th-grades, and the Wisconsin Alternative Assessment. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.08

ESEA Provisions for Private Schools

For updated information, see Bulletin No. 03.01

Bulletin 02.09

Parents' Right to Receive Teacher Information

February 7, 2003
Updated: October 21, 2007

This bulletin covers the requirement to notify parents about teacher quality. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.10

Meeting Report Card Requirements of ESEA

October 24, 2002

The recently reauthorized federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, requires additional data collection and reporting by both state and local education agencies. As a result, the DPI and local school districts will need to modify their data systems to collect and maintain more accountability data and report more data to the public. For Wisconsin, unlike many other states with a history of a more centralized educational system, these new federal mandates will require significant change from past practice. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.11

Guidelines for Complying with the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment Part 2

November 4, 2002

This bulletin is the second in a series describing the guidelines for complying with the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment (WAA). The first bulletin (No. 02.06) described the WAA Participation Checklist. This checklist is required for use by Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams when making decisions about a student's participation in the WAA. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.12

Access by Military Recruiters

December 10, 2002

Under the general provisions in Title IX of the recently reauthorized federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, local education agencies (LEAs) receiving funds under this act shall provide armed forces recruiter access to students and student recruiting information. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.13

Flexible Use of ESEA Program Funds Across Titles (Transferability)

Revised: August 29, 2013
The recently reauthorized federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes under Title VI expanded flexibility to use available funding across identified programs. This bulletin addresses the provision of transferability, available to all local education agencies (LEAs), and the Rural Education Initiative, available to rural school districts. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 02.14
 

Student Surveys

April 11, 2003

In January 2002, the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) was amended by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (also known as the No Child Left Behind Act). The amendment added an additional category (religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent) to the existing categories that impact student surveys and made minor changes to the existing seven categories. If a survey contains one or more of the identified categories, schools and contractors must protect student privacy and give parents the right to inspect the survey. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.01
 

Private School Student and Educator Participation in ESEA/NCLB Programs

August 7, 2003
Revised: September 11, 2009

The reauthorized ESEA requires the equitable participation of private school students and educational personnel in some of its major programs. This bulletin explains some of the law's provisions, brief summaries of each program, and questions and answers regarding the participation of private school students and educational personnel in the programs. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.02
 

Paraprofessionals - Frequently Asked Questions

Revised: August 12, 2008

Revised: May 5, 2009

This bulletin describes the new requirements for paraprofessionals under NCLB in a comprehensive question-and-answer format. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.03
 

Overview of Parent Notification Requirements in NCLB

August 12, 2003
Updated: December 7, 2012

This bulletin describes the major NCLB parent notifications schools or school districts are required to make by the start of the 2003-04 school year. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.04
 

Overview of Parent Involvement Requirements in NCLB

August 12, 2003

This bulletin describes the major NCLB parent involvement requirements for schools and districts. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.05
 

Enhancing Education through Technology: Needs Assessment/Accountability for Title II, Part D

August 27, 2003

Updated: June 29, 2005

The technology component of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)–Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology (Ed Tech)–made significant changes to what states must do to receive technology money as well as how that money may be used within the state. Along with the state NCLB application to the U.S. Department of Education (USED), each state also is required to submit a state technology plan that addresses the 15 state requirements cited in the law. These requirements include such items as how a state will improve student achievement through the effective use of technology; how students and teachers will experience increased access to technology; and how the state will ensure that teachers and principals are technologically literate. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.06
 

Homeless Education

September 22, 2003

Title X of the No Child Left Behind Act "sets out educational rights and responsibilities to children and youth who are experiencing homelessness." This bulletin describes the identification of homeless children and youth, strategies for assisting them, and school records and privacy rights information. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.07
 

ESEA Intradistrict Safe School Transfer Option

November 12, 2003

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization included a new provision related to school safety, entitled the Unsafe School Choice Option (Sec. 9532). This bulletin is designed to help explain how this new provision impacts local school districts and alternatives for students. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 03.08
 

WINSS and NCLB

February 16, 2004

The Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools Web site was designed to assist local school improvement teams in determining priorities and achieving improvement goals. This bulletin describes how school district can use the WINSS Web site to meet federal requirements under NCLB. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 04.01
 

ESEA Consortia

June 24, 2004
Updated: September 27, 2011

Consortia are partnership agreements in which the participating members pool their funds for a common purpose. A consortium is typically formed to meet the intent of a specific title when individual participating local education agencies (LEAs) lack sufficient resources or expertise to adequately provide the program or services alone. This bulletin defines a consortium, and discusses LEA and Fiscal Agent responsibilities. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 04.02
 

Corrective Action and Restructuring for Schools Identified for Improvement

June 25, 2004
Revised: March 2, 2009
Revised: April 29, 2009

This bulletin provides an overview of the corrective action and restructuring requirements of a school identified for improvement and the administering local educational agency. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 05.01
 

State Assessment Changes for 2005-06

April 6, 2005

Many changes in Wisconsin’s assessment program have occurred as a result of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This bulletin highlights key changes to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations – Criterion Referenced Tests (WKCE-CRT) that will occur in the 2005-06 school year(Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 06.01
 

Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting

May 15, 2006

This bulletin describes the provisions and requirements under Title II, Part A. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 07.01
 

Identification of Students as English Language Learners (Entry)

August 28, 2007

Revised: September 25, 2009

This bulletin describes the required steps for identification and placement of limited-English proficient (LEP) students in programs for English language learners (ELLs) (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 07.02
 

Criteria for Reclassification of English Language Learner Students as Fully English Proficient

August 28, 2007

Revised: September 25, 2009
Revised: December 15, 2011

This bulletin describes the process to reclassify a student's English language proficiency as fully English proficient. (Full Bulletin)

Bulletin 08.01
 

Required Two-Year Monitoring for Former English Language Learners

July 17, 2008

Revised: September 25, 2009

This bulletin describes district requirements when former limited English proficient (FLEP) students achieve English language proficiency (Full Bulletin)

For questions about this information, contact Mary Jo Christiansen (608) 266-2158
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