Michigan’s work appears to be far from finished.


Michigan conducted extensive outreach on its ESSA plan, but the state has not settled on significant parts of its accountability system. The state should consider how it plans to complete that process through ongoing stakeholder engagement as it makes decisions on which indicators to include, how to combine those indicators, and the actions that must follow in low-performing schools.


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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