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BIE Standards, Assessments, and Accountability

In July 2018, the Secretary of the Interior established the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), to provide the Secretary with recommendations on the development of regulations to define BIE's standards, assessments and accountability system consistent with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) section 1111 (20 U.S.C. § 6311), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act.  In addition, the Committee was asked to provide recommendations that encourage the exercise of the authority of Tribal governing bodies or school boards to adopt their own standards, assessments, and accountability system through the use of waivers as described in ESEA section 8204(c).

On June 10, 2019, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published the proposed rule in the Federal Register.  To view the proposed rule, please click here.  In addition, the Tribal Leader letter announcing the consultation sessions is available here.  The comment period of Friday, August 9, 2019, has closed.  Transcripts from the  previous consultation sessions are provided at the bottom of this page.

The final rule was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2020.  In addition, the Agency Plan to Implement the Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2020, which includes upcoming consultation sessions.  Detailed information for the upcoming consultation sessions is provided in the table below.

Comments

Please submit comments to consultation@bia.gov, with the header "Draft BIE Agency Plan Comments," on or before Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). 

Consultation Sessions

The presentation for the consultation sessions is available here: BIE's Agency Plan.  The Draft BIE Consolidated Agency (State) Plan is available here: Draft BIE Consolidated Agency (State) Plan.

For:
Dates
Time (EDT)
Webinar Transcripts
Tribal Session
Monday, April 27, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Transcript
Public Session
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tribal Session
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Public Session
Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tribal Session
Friday, May 1, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 


Previous Tribal Consultation and Information
Additional information that will be provided at the consultation is also available below:

Date

Time
(Local Time Zone)

Location

Thursday, July 11, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)
9169 Coors Blvd, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Navajo Nation Museum
Highway 264 and Loop Road
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Thursday, July 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oglala Lakota College
Head Start Building
490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, SD 57752
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2001 Killebrew Drive
Minnesota Room
Bloomington, MN 55425
Friday, July 26, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Please join the meeting by using the
call-in number and access code below:
Call-in number: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 661-181-805
 
Please join the online meeting using the link below to
access chat and screen sharing:
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wa He Lut Indian School
11110 Conine Ave, SE
Olympia, WA  98513

 

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