North Dakota

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

Approved State Plans   Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Illinois: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Louisiana: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Maine: Final Plan Approved (8/31/17) Massachusetts: Final Plan Approved (9/21/17) Michigan:...

Read More

Dept. of Ed Approves ND’s ESSA Plan

The Dept. of Education approved North Dakota’s ESSA plan. The department highlighted the state’s “Choice Ready” framework “that will measure how effectively schools are preparing students for success after high school,”  and its use of a survey “incorporating student responses to measure the extent to...

Read More

ND Education Stakeholders Meets to Discuss Updates to ESSA Plan

In response to federal feedback, the North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction met to discuss updates and changes to the state’s ESSA plan. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler commented that the meeting went “really well,” and “she and the ESSA planning team applauded the DOE’s response,...

Read More

Dept. of Ed Responds to ND’s Proposed ESSA Plan

The Dept. of Education responded to North Dakota’s proposed ESSA plan. State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler noted that “Education Department officials have requested additional information on several parts of the state’s plan, and the department’s evaluation of the plan and notes from the expert peer reviewers...

Read More

Education Week Profiles North Dakota’s ESSA Plan

According to Education Week, “North Dakota officials are bracing for a fight with the federal Education Department,” when it comes to their ESSA plan. Some experts say the state’s plan pushes the envelope on flexibility in that, “school districts would not be required to identify...

Read More

ND Legislature Proposes New Bill

Under ESSA, the North Dakota Legislature is proposing a new bill that would allow districts to submit plans to the Dept. of Public Instruction for “education innovation programs that reflect their schools’ individual needs.” According to the Bismarck Tribune, “the bill reflects a sentiment among area educators that control...

Read More