May 13, 2012

Enhanced Assessment Grants from the U.S. Department of Education

Notices Inviting Applications for this year’s Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAG) competitions were published in the Federal Register on April 30. Applications for grants are now available via the web site.

In 2012 the Department will hold two separate competitions for fiscal year (FY) 2011 EAG funds. One competition will support the development of a system of English language proficiency (ELP) assessments aligned with a common set of English language proficiency standards that correspond to a common set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics, and, in so doing, will give priority to collaborative efforts among States (EAG ELP Competition).
Federal Register announcement in text ( ) or pdf ( ).

The other will support efforts designed to advance practice significantly in the area of increasing the accessibility and validity of assessments for students with disabilities or limited English proficiency, or both, including strategies for test design, administration with accommodations, scoring, and reporting (EAG Accessibility Competition).
Federal Register announcement in text ( ) or pdf ( ).

Frequently Asked Questions for this competition will be posted on the program website at in the next few days. Additional information about the Enhanced Assessment Grants program is also available at the program website,

U.S. Department of Education: Enhanced Assessment Grants. NCELA List (NCELA@HERMES.GWU.EDU, 1 May 2012).

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