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USEd approves Delaware’s assessment, accountability waivers

The U.S. Department of Education (USEd) has approved a request by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) to waive certain requirements in section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) related to assessment and accountability requirements. According to USEd, DDOE’s waiver requests appear to meet all statutory requirements and, accordingly, USEd intends to issue a formal approval of the DDOE waiver request in the coming weeks. DDOE has been granted permission by USEd to begin to implement the waivers while awaiting formal approval.