Department of Education, State Board of Education  



    State Board of Education

    Waiver Request for Exceeding 1% Participation CAP for Alternate Assessment

    Pursuant to Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) paragraph 200.6(c)(4), the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is requesting a waiver from the alternate assessment 1% participation cap placed on the states under the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Receiving this waiver would allow time to continue to support the local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that the most appropriate instruction is delivered and that the most appropriate assessment is administered to every child.

    The draft waiver request is available at Public comments will be accepted between November 4 and November 20, 2019. Comments may be submitted via email at

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