NCLB Waiver Information

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has received approval from the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) for a request to waive specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by P.L. 107-110 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The waiver requests gives TEA and more than 1,200 local education agencies (LEAs) additional flexibility while reducing duplication.

 Commissioner Williams seeks extension of ESEA waiver (July  and September 2014)

Request for Waiver Flexibility Extension (PDF, 29 KB)

USDE Extension Approval Letter (PDF, 441 KB)

Teacher evaluation waiver submission (May and September 2014, January 2015)

Teacher evaluation waiver submission (PDF, 14.2 MB)

Revised letter of intent (PDF, 71 KB)

Principle 3 waiver (PDF, 72 KB)
   (This letters shows underlines and strikethroughs to show changes that have been made since originally submitted.) 

January 2015 letter from USDE (PDF, 564 KB)

 Requested amendment to NCLB waiver (Nov. 6, 2013 & Jan. 27, 2014)

 Texas seeks NCLB waiver amendment on 8th grade Algebra I testing (Word, 40KB)

Texas_Amended September 16 Waiver Submission (PDF, 2MB)

Texas_Amendment to ESEA Flexibility (PDF, 327KB)

Texas_Comments on Amendment to ESEA Flexibility (PDF, 705KB)

Approval documentation (Sept. 30, 2013)

Letter from US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

TEA final NCLB waiver submission (Sept. 18. 2013)

Letter from Commissioner Michael Williams (52 KB)

Final waiver request (689 KB)

Waiver attachment (3.6 MB)

Revised submission (Aug. 28, 2013)

Waiver request (PDF, 649 KB) - 08.28.13

Original submission

Waiver request (PDF, 414 KB)

Attachment One (PDF, 49 KB)

Attachment Two (PDF, 2,935 KB)

Attachment Three (PDF, 215 KB)

Attachment Four (PDF, 2,801 KB)

Attachment Five (PDF, 2,643 KB)

Attachment Six (PDF, 122 KB)

Attachment Seven (PDF, 146 KB)

Attachment Eight (PDF, 433 KB)

Attachment Nine (PDF, 48 KB)

Attachment Ten (PDF, 1,088 KB)

Attachment Eleven (PDF, 64 KB)

On April 15, 2013, the Texas Education Agency submitted additional information to supplement the original waiver request:

Waiver Request Supplemental Letter (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Request Attachments 1-4 (PDF, 11 MB)

Request Attachments 5-8 (PDF, 3.7 MB)