Keystone Elementary School
Knox, PA  16232

 

ESSA Parents Right to Know

Parent Right to Know Information as Required by the Elementary and Seconday Education Act (ESCA) [Section 112(e)(1)(A)] and the Every Student Succeeds Act

Your child’s school receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement standards.  This notification lets you know about your right to request information about the qualifications of classroom staff working with your child and information about student assessments given during the school year.

 Title I schools must meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in the ESEA Act (Elementary and Secondary Education Act).  These regulations allow you to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials.  At any time, you may ask:

· If the teacher meets state qualifications and certification requirements for the grade level and subject he/she is teacher

·  If the teacher has received an emergency or conditional certificate through which state qualifications were waived

·  What undergraduate or graduate degrees the teacher holds, and major(s) or area(s) of concentration

· Whether your child receives help from a paraprofessional, and if so, his/her qualifications

 The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which was signed into law December, 2015 and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Act, contains additional parent right to know requests, including:

·  Information on policies regarding student participation in assessments and procedures for opting out of such assessments

·  Information on required assessments including:

o   Subject matter tested

o   Purpose of the test

o   Source of the requirement (if applicable)

o   Amount of time it takes students to complete test

o   Time and format of disseminating results

 All of the above information can be requested through your school principal.


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