Letter to the US Department of Education regarding 1% Cap and Transparency

November 9, 2017


pdf File CCD Ed Task Force Letter to ED re 1% waiver cap transparency (339KB) [download]


The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force submitted a letter to the US Department of Education (ED) regarding the process to review state requests for waivers on the 1 percent assessment cap under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The letter encourages ED to review with scrutiny the justification(s) provided by states to exceed the 1.0 percent cap, the impact on students with disabilities, especially as it relates to their access to the general curriculum in the regular classroom, and plans states will undertake to come into compliance with the law's requirements.