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​ESSA 1.0 Percent Threshold Justification Requirements

The Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject, using the alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, does not exceed 1.0 percent of the total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments.  In accordance with 34 CFR 200.6(c)(3), a State must require an LEA that assesses more than 1.0 percent of its assessed students in any subject with an alternate assessment to submit information to the state justifying the need to exceed the 1.0 percent threshold.  States must provide appropriate oversight of each LEA that is required to submit such a justification and must make the justification publicly available, provided that it does not reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student.

1.0 Percent Threshold Requirements for LEAs

1.0 Percent Threshold Requirements for Pennsylvania

Public comment or questions concerning the 1.0 Percent Justification Requirements or Pennsylvania's 1.0 Percent waiver request process should be directed to Lisa Hampe, lihampe@pa.gov and Lynda Lupp, llupp@pattankop.net.