Delaware Department of Education seeks public input on ESSA plan

Boy with pile of booksState Secretary of Education Steven H. Godowsky is inviting stakeholders from across the state to discuss ESSA implementation and provide the Delaware Department of Education with input on crucial issues.

ESSA gives states more flexibility and provides more state and local control over the accountability process. ESSA implementation will begin during the 2017-18 school year. The 2016-17 school year provides the opportunity to consult with stakeholders, develop Delaware’s plan, and submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Education for approval.

And, after an initial round of surveys in September, a second round of online surveys is now open. The surveys cover the topics of school support and improvement, long term goals and measurements of long term progress, as well as measures of school success and public reporting. Specific surveys available include:

The surveys cover the topics of school support and improvement, long term goals and measurements of long term progress, and measures of school success and public reporting. Surveys are available here.

The Delaware Department of Education also is hosting a series of community conversations across the state to collect input

Spanish sessions are also available:

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 14, North Georgetown Elementary School, 664 N. Bedford St., Georgetown
  • 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, Latin American Community Center, 403 N. Van Buren St., Wilmington

For more information, please visit the Delaware Department of Education.

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