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United States Department of Education Policy Guidance

USDE Guidance on No Child Left Behind

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers PDF icon (External link)
    This document is the Non-Regulatory Guidance for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. This Guidance can help State Educational Agencies to develop selection criteria to ensure that local programs are high and tailored to address the needs of students and their families. States and local communities must identify and implement programs for which there is evidence, based on rigorous research and evaluation, that they can effectively help children to succeed in school.
  • Access to High School Students and Information on Students by Military Recruiters PDF icon (External link)
    Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation that generally require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to give military recruiters the same access to secondary school students as they provide to postsecondary institutions or to prospective employers.
  • Comprehensive School Reform – CSRD PDF icon (External link)
    Detailed guidance and answers to questions about the CSRD Program. Includes an explanation of the program's purpose, application requirements, information on proper use of funds by local and state education agencies, program evaluation criteria, and additional appended information.
  • Early Reading First Word icon (External link)
    This document provides non-regulatory program guidance for the Early Reading First program.
  • Education of Homeless Children and Youth PDF icon (External link)
    This guidance replaces the prior non-regulatory guidance for the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The guidance describes the requirements of the reauthorized program and provides suggestions for addressing many of those requirements.
  • Even Start Word icon (External link)
    Guidance in this document replaces all prior non-regulatory guidance for Even Start. The guidance reflects changes made to the program by the "LIFT Act of 2000" and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and also addresses questions raised by State and local officials regarding the newly reauthorized law.
  • Gun Free Schools Act Word icon (External link)
    This guidance addresses changes made as a result of the NCLB reauthorization.
  • Identifying Eligible Institutions and Counting Children Word icon (External link)
    Guidance for Identifying Eligible Institutions and Counting Children in local and or state operated or supported institutions for the Annual Report of Children in Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children, Adult Correctional Institutions, and Community Day Programs for Neglected or Delinquent Children Used to Allocate Title I, Part A and Part D, Subpart 1 Funds for School Year 2002-2003.
  • Improving Data Quality for Title I Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Reporting Word icon (External link)
    This document is the Non Regulatory Guidance for Improving Data Quality for Title I Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Reporting: Guidelines for States and LEAs, and Schools.
  • Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Word icon (External link)
    This document identifies questions in the August 3, 2005 guidance that are new and questions that have been revised.
  • ISIA Regulations and Guidance (External link)
    This page features links to Regulations and Policy Guidance for programs that are still being implemented under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as reauthorized by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994.
  • LEA and School Improvement PDF icon (External link)
    This guidance explains the school and LEA improvement provisions embedded in the NCLB legislation and Title I regulations.
  • LEA Identification and Selection of School Attendance Areas and Schools and Allocation of Title I Funds to Those Ares and Schools Word icon (External link)
    This guidance outlines how local educational agencies (LEAs) identify eligible Title I school attendance areas and schools and allocate funds to those attendance areas and schools. This guidance reflects the requirements in Title I, Part A, section 1113 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act, and 200.77 and 200.78 of the Title I regulations published in the Federal Register on December 2, 2002.
  • Migrant Education Word icon (External link)
    How state and local education agencies can use Migrant Education Program funds to develop and implement supplemental educational and support services for migrant children.
  • NCLB Desktop Reference PDF icon (External link)
    The No Child Left Behind: A Desktop Reference outlines what is new under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 for each program supported under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 and other statues. It also describes how the Act's four guiding principles (accountability, flexibility and local control, parental choice, and what works) are brought to bear on many of these programs.
  • Neglected, Delinquent, and At-risk Youth (External link)
    This is the non-regulatory guidance for Title I, Part D, Neglected, Delinquent, and At-Risk Youth.
  • Parental Involvement PDF icon (External link)
    The purpose of this guidance is to assist SEAs, LEAs, and schools in administering the parental involvement provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESEA. This guidance answers questions about and clarifies aspects of the law that have been brought to the attention of the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
  • Public School Choice PDF icon (External link)
    This guidance highlights some important aspects of the public school choice component of Title I, and provides guidance on some provisions that may be useful in administering and implementing these requirements. States may rely on this guidance in administering these requirements.
  • Reading First PDF icon (External link)
    This document is the final guidance for the Reading First program. The purpose of Reading First is to ensure that all American children learn to read well by the end of third grade. This document is archived.
  • Report Cards Word icon (External link)
    This document is the Non-Regulatory Report Card Guidance and addresses commonly asked questions about the Title I, Part A report card requirements. States and LEAs receiving Title I funds must prepare and disseminate annual report cards.
  • Rural Education Achievement Program - REAP Word icon (External link)
    This document is the guidance for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP). The reauthorized ESEA contains three separate Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) initiatives that are designed to help rural districts that lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants and that receive grant allocations in amounts that are too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
  • Schoolwide Programs Word icon (External link)
    This document is the Non-Regulatory Guidance for Designing Title I Schoolwide Programs.
  • SEA Procedures for Adjusting Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education Finance Incentive Grant Allocations Word icon (External link)
    Sections 200.70 through 200.75 and 200.100 of the final regulations for Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 published on December 2, 2002 address the basic rules that an SEA must follow in adjusting ED-determined LEA allocations. This guidance provides examples of how SEAs adjust ED-determined Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education Finance Incentive Grant allocations to make final grants to LEAs.
  • Serving Preschool Children Under Title I - Non-Regulatory Guidance PDF icon (External link)
    This policy guidance provides the rationale for using Title I dollars for preschool services, identifies the components of a quality preschool program, and addresses many of the administrative issues that often arise when implementing a Title I preschool program.
  • Standards and Assessments PDF icon (External link)
    Contains policy guidance on Standards and Assessments under NCLB law and how this impacts Children with Disabilities.
  • Standards and Assessments Peer Review PDF icon (External link)
    The purpose of this guidance is to inform States about what would be useful evidence to demonstrate that they have met NCLB standards and assessments requirements; and to guide teams of peer reviewers who will examine the evidence submitted by States and advise the Department as to whether a State has met the requirements.
  • Supplemental Services Word icon (External link)
    Guidance on Supplemental educational services, which refer to additional academic instruction designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. These services may include academic assistance such as tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions, provided that such approaches are consistent with the content and instruction used by the local educational agency (LEA) and are aligned with the State's academic content standards.
  • Title I Fiscal Issues Word icon(External link)
    Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title I Fiscal Issues: Maintenance of Effort Comparability Supplement, not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements
  • Title I Paraprofessionals PDF icon (External link)
    The Title I Paraprofessionals Non-Regulatory Guidance includes general information, requirements for paraprofessionals, paraprofessional assessment, related issues and funding issues. This guidance is presented in a question and answer format.
  • Title I Services to Private School Children Word icon (External link)
    This guidance relates specifically to Title I, Part A services for private school children. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the authorizing statute and applicable regulations by both public and private school officials.
  • Title II – Improving Teacher Quality PDF icon (External link)
    This document provides non-regulatory guidance for the new Title II programs, which focus on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals and requires States to develop plans with annual measurable objectives that will ensure that all teachers teaching in core academic subjects are highly qualified by the end of the 2005-2006 school year.
  • Title II D – Enhancing Education Through Technology Word icon (External link)
    This document provides guidance on the purposes and goals of the Ed Tech program, the State and local application processes and an entity's eligibility for a grant award, the uses of Ed Tech funds, other programmatic requirements, and the relationship of various flexibility provisions to the program. The Department will supplement this document with further guidance as additional issues arise during implementation of the program.
  • Title III – State Formula Grant Program – Part I (External link)
  • Title III – State Formula Grant Program – Part II Standards Assessment and Accountability Word icon (External link)
  • Title IV – Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act PDF icon (External link)
    Draft Non-regulatory Guidance for the Community Service for Suspended and Expelled Students formula grant program This program provided funds to States to carry out programs under which students expelled or suspended from school are required to perform community service.
  • Title IV – Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act – State Grants Word icon (External link)
    States and local entities may rely on this guidance in administering their SDFSCA State Grants Program.
  • Title V, Part A PDF icon (External link)
    Guidance for Title V, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act. Title V-A provides formula grants to State and local educational agencies for innovative and promising programs
  • Unsafe School Choice Option PDF icon (External link)
    The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of NCLB) requires that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently dangerous public school, or students who become victims of a violent criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school. This document provides guidance on some provisions that may be useful in administering these requirements.

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