Federal Programs & Testing Information

  • Marsielena Williams Director phone 334 774-5197 or email mwilliams@ozarkcityschools.net

    The Department of Federal and Special Programs consists of a variety of programs, some financed through federal funding and others through state and grant funds.  The staff of this department is dedicated to effectively developing, implementing, and evaluating programs/activities for the academic success of all students from PreK through 12th grade. 


     The purpose of the various federal program grants and allocations is to provide additional resources with which to meet the needs of the students and the Local Board of Education. The federal funds are used in conjunction with and in addition to the various local and state funds. The federal funds supplement the state and local funds to provide services to meet the educational needs of the students.

    Federal Law and Regulations

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a US law passed in December 2015 that governs K-12 public education policy. This replaced its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Like NCLB, ESSA is a reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which established the federal government’s expanded role in public education. 

Testing Dates

  •      Test Name/Grade Level        Date Given

    • PSAT 8/9                          October 3, 2019
    • PreACT 10                        October 3, 2019
    • ACT WorkKeys 12              October 3, 2019
    • PSAT/NMSQT*                  October 16, 2019
    • ASVAB**                          November 5, 2019
    • CIVICS Exam 12               December 5, 2019
    • ACCESS for ELLS               January 21 - March 20, 2020  (Testing Window)
    • AL Alt. Assessment            March 2- March 10, 2020 (Testing Window)
    • ACT w/Writing 11              March 10, 2020
    • ACT WorkKeys retest         April 15, 2020
    • CIVICS Exam retest          April 30, 2020
    • AP Exams                         May 4-8, 11-15, 2020

    * Only interested Juniors may sign-up. Test is $18 for more details see Mrs. Stanford

    **Voluntary test for grades 10-12, No cost for students

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