New Jersey has laid out a set of systems and structures to gather input from stakeholders as the state implements its ESSA plan.


The state will seek feedback on things like use of funds, needs assessments, and data collection for new indicators. It plans to leverage its new school-performance reports that have district- and school-level data, and review district and school plan alignment in improving subgroup achievement and interventions.


The state created the position of chief intervention officer to better coordinate supports and interventions.


The chief intervention officer’s efforts will include monitoring the effectiveness of the state department’s work at regular intervals in an effort to continuously improve its impact on schools and districts and to reduce any unnecessary or overly burdensome processes.


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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