• Status of State 1% Cap Waiver Requests as of April 20, 2018

    • Waivers have been approved for the following states (15):
    AR, DE, GA, LA, KY, MA, MO, MS, NE, OH, SD, TN, TX, WV, WI

    • Waivers have been partially approved for the following states (3):
    AZ, HI, IN (approved for ELA/Math, denied for Science assessment)

    • Waivers have been denied for the following states (2):
    ME and PA (due to failure to test at least 95% of students with disabilities)

    Source: https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplan17/waivers

    There remains a question regarding states that may exceed the 1% cap yet have refrained from submitting a request to exceed the cap because the state failed to assess at least 95% of all students and at least 95% of students with disabilities which is a requirement to request a waiver. The US Dept. of Education has been asked to provide information on how such states will be handled. When that information is received it will be posted here.

    Candace Cortiella
    The Advocacy Institute