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ED/OESE RIN: 1810-AB16 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Title I--Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged 
Abstract: The Secretary will amend the regulations governing title I, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to phase out the authority of States to define modified academic achievement standards and develop alternate assessments based on those modified academic achievement standards in order to satisfy ESEA accountability requirements. These amendments will permit, as a transitional measure, States that meet certain criteria to continue to administer alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards and include the results in accountability determinations, subject to limitations on the number of proficient scores that may be counted, for a limited period of time. 
Agency: Department of Education(ED)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 34 CFR 200.1    34 CFR 200.6   
Legal Authority: 20 USC 6301 to 6578   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/23/2013  78 FR 52467   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/26/2013 
Final Action  01/00/2015 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under EO 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Monique Chism Ph.D.
Director, Office of State Support
Department of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Room 3W224, 400 Maryland Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20202
Phone:202 260-0826
Email: monique.chism@ed.gov