North Dakota has established rigorous criteria for exiting comprehensive support status.
North Dakota sets reasonable exit criteria that require schools to meet predetermined expectations that directly relate to why schools were in need of corrective action for three consecutive years. Determinations of which schools are identified for comprehensive support are revisited every three years.
North Dakota’s criteria for schools identified for targeted support aren’t as rigorous.
Schools exit when they no longer meet the eligibility criteria or meet their interim goals for the identified subgroup for two consecutive years. They appear to be revisited annually, raising the concern that schools could bounce in and out of status.