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Under ESSA, state education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The school accountability reports outline how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

The second school accountability reports under ESSA will be released in August 2019. These reports will include data on the 2018-2019 school year.

The NDDPI, in collaboration with ITD, OtisEd, and the North Dakota University System, is currently preparing the school accountability reports. Listed below is a tentative timeline as to how we anticipate the release of information to occur.

Date Milestone
July-August, 2019 School Accountability Reports Created
August 22-23, 2019 Schools Tentatively Selected for Support Notified by NDDPI
August 26, 2019 Correspondence Disseminated for Review of School Accountability Reports on Test Site
Late Aug-Early Sept Accountability Report Questions and Appeal Process Period
Mid-September 2019 Final School Accountability Reports made Public on NDInsights Dashboard
September 2019 Workshops Held for School Selected for Targeted Support

It is critical for all administrators and principals to review their school accountability reports when correspondence is disseminated in August 2019 and the reports are made available on the test site. School administrators need to be prepared to explain their schools report to staff, parents, school board members, and the public.

Under ESSA, all public school districts receiving federal funding are required to notify the parents of each enrolled child in the school regarding the performance measures outlined in the state’s accountability system. A sample parent letter is available on the NDDPI website. Schools should wait to disseminate information to parents until after the August release.

Please watch your email for this critical information to be disseminated.