Continuous improvement is a cornerstone of North Dakota’s vision.
The state will keep its ESSA Planning Committee intact after its plan is submitted, and the committee will work with the state Department of Education to monitor progress toward statewide goals, and review and revise the state’s plan as needed.
North Dakota will also partner with AdvancEd to help build district capacity and fuel improvement.
Schools will work with AdvancED to develop their own improvement plans and submit them to the state. The success of this partnership is yet to be determined, but it is crucial to North Dakota’s implementation of ESSA. It is an interesting model and one worth watching and learning from.