The ESSA committees allow the state to gather feedback and support from stakeholders across the state as we move forward to implement the ESSA law.

Committees are comprised of NDDPI personnel and stakeholders who have expertise in each topic or an interest in being part of the committee. These members have agreed to shoulder the responsibility of providing ongoing, two-way feedback with the stakeholder group they represent across the state throughout the implementation process.

ESSA Planning Committee

Superintendent Kirsten Baesler formed the ESSA Planning Committee to assist in developing North Dakota’s State Plan. Under ESSA, each state educational agency must create a consolidated State Plan to outline how the state intends to implement the new law. The state ESSA Planning Committee continues to meet regularly to provide stakeholder involvement in North Dakota's state ESSA plan.

10/1/19 Meeting

2/5/19 Meeting


Elementary/Middle Choice Ready

The purpose of the ESSA Subcommittee on Choice Ready Elementary/Middle is to discuss, research options, and come up with recommendations on a Choice Ready Elementary/Middle concept and report recommendations to the full ESSA committee.

9/16/19 Subcommittee Meeting

6/27/19 Subcommittee Meeting

School Climate

The purpose of the ESSA Subcommittee on School Climate is to discuss and form recommendations, consider what is important, and determine the best ways to measure school climate.The committee will then report our recommendations to the full ESSA committee.

8/1/19 Subcommittee Meeting

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6/4/19 Subcommittee Meeting

  • Agenda
  • Minutes