ESEA Waiver Approval

Our vision of moving toward a single accountability system that clearly reports the progress of students and provides intensive and robust support for struggling schools moved forward with today’s approval of Florida request for an ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

Florida has been recognized nationally over the past decade for the strength of our school accountability system.   Today’s announcement will strengthen the state’s ability to tailor its program to meet Florida’s unique educational needs and better align state and federal accountability systems into one cohesive, easy-to-understand structure.

“Overlaying a second accountability system atop what was already in place and working for our schools and our students has proven to be confusing for parents and stakeholders. It is difficult to understand why comparable data produces conflicting results from dual accountability reports,” stated Commissioner Robinson.

Learn more about Florida’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver approval at the following links: and


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