Federal Title Programs (ESEA)
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), is federal legislation that promotes student achievement through school and district reform. NCLB requires each state to develop and implement a system for holding all districts and schools accountable for the education of students.

Reform efforts focus on: accountability for results; an emphasis on scientific research and doing what works; expanded parental options; and expanded local control and flexibility. Reports, memos, worksheets and other guidance are provided for district and school personnel to assist in the implementation of ESEA.

Federal Accountability Information
Information on federal accountability, including Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), the ESEA Flexibility Waiver (also known as the NCLB Waiver), and the current accountability requirements and processes, can be found on the new Federal Accountability page.

Nonpublic Participation

Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)

This program is designed to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. REAP includes two separate programs: the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program. Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) receive either an SRSA award or an RLIS award. See summary for eligibility and program details.