Memo to states regarding requirements for waiver of 1.0 percent cap on alternate assessments for 2023-2024
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Please see the attached memo regarding the requirements for waiver requests of the 1.0% cap on alternate assessments for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Requirements to Request a Waiver/Waiver Extension for the 2023-24 School Year from the 1.0 Percent Cap on the Percentage of Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities Who May Be Assessed with an Alternate Assessment Aligned with Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (AAAAAS)

For more info: Standards and Assessments - Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

For questions, contact ESEA.Assessment@ed.gov. Please share among your staff and among your networks as appropriate.

Patrick Rooney

Director, School Support and Accountability

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Valerie Williams

Director, Office of Special Education Programs

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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