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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3527 statewide assessments that will assess the performance of complex skills and challenging subject matter. "(B) For any year in which a State uses transitional assessments, the State shall devise a procedure for identifying local educational agencies under paragraphs (3) and (7) of section 1116(d), and schools under paragraphs (1) and (7) of section 1116(c), that rely on accurate information about the academic progress of each such local educational agency and school. "(8) REQUIREMENT. —Each State plan shall describe— "(A) how the State educational agency will help each local educational agency and school affected by the State plan develop the capacity to comply with each of the requirements of sections 1112(c)(1)(D), 1114(b), and 1115(c) that is applicable to such agency or school; and "(B) such other factors the State deems appropriate (which may include opportunity-to-leam standards or strategies developed under the Goals 2000: Educate America Act) to proviae students an opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills described in the challenging content standards adopted by the State. "(c) OTHER PROVISIONS TO SUPPORT TEACHING AND LEARNING.— Each State plan shall contain assurances that— "(1)(A) the State educational agency will implement a system of school support teams under section 1117(c), including provision of necessarj' professional development for those teams; "(B) the State educational agency will work with other agencies, including educational service agencies or other local consortia, and institutions to provide technical assistance to local educational agencies and schools to carry out the State educational agency's responsibilities under this part, including technical assistance in providing professional development under section 1119 and technical assistance under section 1117; and "(C)(i) where educational service agencies exist, the State educational agency will consider providing professional development and technical assistance through such agencies; and "(ii) where educational service agencies do not exist, the State educational agency will consider providing professional development and technical assistance through other cooperative agreements such as through a consortium of local educational agencies; "(2) the State educational agency will notify local educational agencies and the public of the standards and assessments developed under this section, and of the authority to operate schoolwide programs, and will fulfill the State educational agency's responsibilities regarding local educational agency improvement and school improvement under section 1116, including such corrective actions as are necessary; "(3) the State educational agency will provide the least restrictive and burdensome regulations for local educational agencies and individual schools participating in a program assisted under this part; "(4) the State educational agency will encourage the use of funds from other Federal, State, and local sources for schoolwide reform in schoolwide programs under section 1114; "(5) the Committee of Practitioners established under section 1603(b) will be substantially involved in the development