The Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the primary federal law affecting K-12 education. The main goal of ESEA is to help all students in the state to reach proficiency in English language arts/reading and mathematics and is built on four pillars:
- Expanded local control and flexibility
- Doing what works based on scientific research
- Accountability for results
- More options for parents
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Education approved Colorado’s NCLB Waiver request of certain accountability provisions. For more information about the waiver, please visit: http://www.cde.state.co.us/Accountability/NCLBWaiver.asp.