Survey of Educators Planned

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For Immediate Release
March 28, 2016
Contact: Dale Wetzel, Public Information Specialist
Office 701-328-2247
Cell: 701-400-8557
Email: dewetzel@nd.gov

Baesler: Survey of Educators Planned on ND English, Math Standards

BISMARCK, N.D., March 28, 2016 – State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Monday the Department of Public Instruction will begin surveying North Dakota teachers and administrators this week about how well the state’s new English and mathematics standards are working.

The survey is called “North Dakota Education … Watch Us Grow.” It will ask teachers and administrators their opinions about the usefulness and quality of the standards, how thoroughly they have been implemented in classrooms, and how they might be improved.

Information gleaned from the surveys will be used to assist school districts and the Department of Public Instruction in improving the standards and their implementation. The information should be compiled by July, Baesler said.

North Dakota’s new English and mathematics standards were approved in 2011. They have been in use in North Dakota classrooms since July 2013. The standards are benchmarks that outline what North Dakota students should know, and be able to do, at varying grade levels.

A copy of the English standards can be found here: https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/87/ELA_JUN0811.pdf

A copy of the mathematics standards can be found here:
https://www.nd.gov/dpi/uploads/87/math.pdf