General ESEA Timeline

School year 2001-02

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act signed into law as Public Law 107-110 on January 8, 2002. All paraprofessionals hired after this date for Title?I funded programs must meet the new paraprofessional requirements.

School year 2002-03

  • States must establish initial proficiency threshold for schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress.
  • States must administer language proficiency tests to all limited-English proficient students.
  • All teachers hired for the first day of the 2002-2003 school year who are working in a program supported by Title?I, Part A shall be "highly qualified."
  • States must use 2 percent of Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.
  • LEAs must spend between 5 and 10 percent of such funds to ensure that teachers become highly qualified by the end of 2005-2006 school year.

School year 2003-04

  • All new migrant education funds will be based on actual counts of migratory children.
  • 2004 Targeted Assistance Grants become available.
  • States must continue to use 2 percent of their Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.
  • LEAs must continue to spend between 5 and 10 percent of such funds to ensure that teachers become highly qualified by the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

School year 2004-05

  • First year of Targeted Assistance grants under Reading First program.
  • States must use 4 percent of their Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.
  • LEAs must spend 5 percent of such funds to ensure that teachers become "highly qualified" by the end of the 2005-2006 school year.
  • SEAs must determine LEAs that have failed for two consecutive years to make progress toward the goal of all teachers being highly qualified by the end of the 2005-2006 school year, develop an improvement plan to help the LEA and provide technical assistance.

School year 2005-06

  • All paraprofessionals hired on or before to Jan. 8,?2002 working in Title?I programs must meet the paraprofessional requirements by Jan.?6,?2006.
  • States must have assessments for reading/language arts and math in grades 3?8 and in one between 10th and 12th grades.
  • States must develop science standards.
  • States must continue to use 4 percent of their Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.
  • LEAs must continue to spend 5 percent of such funds to help teachers who are not highly qualified become so by the end of the 2005-2006 school year.
  • Teachers of core academic subjects must be "highly qualified" by the end of this year.

School year 2006-07

  • States must continue to use 4 percent of their Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.

School year 2007-08

  • States must assess science in one grade between 3rd?5th, 6th?8th and 10th?12th.
  • States must continue to use 4 percent of their Title?I, Part A funds for school improvement.

School year 2013-14

  • States must meet 12-year goal to have all students proficient in reading/language arts, and math.