Vermont did not include a plan for how the state will monitor ESSA implementation and ensure continuous improvement.


The state plan did show a regard for stakeholder engagement, and Vermont will be well-served by continuing that over time. To further strengthen its plan, Vermont could consider more explicitly focusing on learning from school-improvement efforts and engaging local stakeholders at the beginning of and throughout the improvement process.


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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