• June 28, 2018 : : Status of ESSA State Plans and Waivers to Exceed 1% Cap on Alternate Assessments
    Four states are still awaiting US ED approval of their ESSA state plans: CA, FL, OK, UT.

    Waivers of 1% Cap:
    Waivers have been approved for the following states (20): AR, DE, GA, ID, LA, KY, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OH, OK, 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)

    Waiver requests submitted, pending ED action: (1) NJ

    Waiver request submission anticipated: (1) AL
    States exceeding cap but not submitting waiver request due to failure to meet test participation requirement: OR and UT