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 Committee continues to meet regularly to provide stakeholder involvement for implementation of North Dakota's state ESSA plan.

9/29/2021 Meeting

3/9/2021 Meeting

12/7/2020 Meeting

10/2/2020 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.

Choice Ready (High School)

An emerging and exciting addition to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan is the innovative focus on a broad, comprehensive set of indicators that truly embraces the ESSA philosophy of “well rounded” education and state-specific measurements. In a shift from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), North Dakota stakeholders have adopted the framework of Choice Ready as an indicator to measure school growth in high schools. This concept focuses on the culmination of academic growth and gains, in combination with specific indicators of school success for post-secondary, workforce, and military readiness. The positive messaging behind the Choice Ready framework is inclusive of all students, and helps students identify career clusters and related skills which will prepare and enhance success in any or multiple areas beyond high school. The choice ready indicator supports the NDDPI mission: All students will graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.

The purpose of the ESSA Subcommittee on Choice Ready is to discuss, research options, and come up with recommendations to the full ESSA committee to continuously enhance this indicator.

2/18/2021 Subcommittee Meeting

7/8/2020 Subcommittee Meeting