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Proposed ESSA Regulations and Public Comment Process from the U.S. Department of Education

By Brad Bylsma, Director, Office of ESEA Programs
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:37pm

The United States Department of Education (USDOE) has recently proposed regulations on accountability, consolidated state plans, and data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 31, and are available here.  These proposed rules are subject to a 60-day public comment period, with comments due by August 1, 2016.  The U.S. Department of Education has provided a summary of these regulations here

The Colorado Department of Education encourages you to review the proposed regulations and submit your comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery as described below. The USDOE will not accept comments submitted by fax or by email or those submitted after the comment period. To ensure that the USDOE does not receive duplicate copies, please submit your comments only once.

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to submit your comments electronically. Information on using, including instructions for accessing agency documents, submitting comments, and viewing the docket, is available on the site under “Are you new to the site?”
  • Postal Mail, Commercial Delivery, or Hand Delivery: If you mail or deliver your comments about these proposed regulations, address them to Meredith Miller, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Room 3C106, Washington, DC 20202-2800.

USDOE's policy is to make all comments received from members of the public available for public viewing in their entirety on the Federal eRulemaking Portal at Therefore, commenters should be careful to include in their comments only information that they wish to make publicly available.

Please feel free to email us at with any questions you have about these proposed regulations or suggestions for comments.