Colorado engaged stakeholders, but needs to detail future engagement plans, especially outside of the immediate education system.


Colorado’s plan was developed through significant consultation with stakeholders in and out of the education system. But the plan could be further strengthened by outlining the steps the state will take to continue to engage with noneducation actors, especially the disability community.


The state also intends to establish annual cycles for evaluating the efficacy of its implementation efforts. However, most of the state’s efforts are focused on school- and district-level support, when there’s an opportunity in ESSA to directly address student needs.


New Mexico


New Mexico outlines a number of ways it has and will continue to engage stakeholders on key aspects of its implementation efforts. For example, it will be adding science as an indicator in its accountability system in response to stakeholder feedback, and it will continue to gather input as it considers revising their “Opportunity-to-Learn” survey, both of which will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year. ” New Mexico’s “Return Tour” across the state will present an overview of the submitted plan, how it changed in response to initial stakeholder feedback, and how the state will implement the plan going forward.



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