Updated pamphlet offers best practices for compliance with ESSA and IDEA accountability and assessment requirements

The 2019 ESSA and IDEA Assessment and Accountability Rules Made Simple, from LRP Media Group, is a one-stop guide to federal assessment and accountability mandates and what they mean for school districts' day-to-day practices
By: | September 25, 2019

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released an update of ESSA and IDEA Assessment and Accountability Rules Made Simple. The 2019 version, which reviews the effects of the 2017 IDEA amendments and recent Education Department guidance, is the ideal resource for getting up to speed on current federal requirements.

With a straightforward look at state accountability systems, state plans, assessments of general and special education students, English learners, reporting requirements and more, school and district officials can easily digest what they must do to comply with ESSA and the IDEA. The pamphlet also offers practical strategies and tips to:

  • Develop policies and procedures to successfully implement assessment and accountability mandates
  • Meet ESSA’s 1.0 percent participation rate requirement for students taking alternate assessments
  • Request a waiver of the 1.0 percent participation rate requirement
  • Develop and create a state-defined alternate diploma for students with disabilities

“It is extremely difficult to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of federal laws and regulations governing special education,” said author Sue Gamm, Esq. “This user-friendly and informative booklet simplifies for district and school officials the various ways in which ESSA and the IDEA overlap and their implications for district operations.

ESSA and IDEA Assessment and Accountability Rules Made Simple is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.