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.