On August 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education approved New Jersey's ESSA State Plan.
Thank you to the many New Jersey families, students, educators and community members who participated in the development of New Jersey's ESSA State Plan. Your involvement ensured the plan was developed by New Jersey and for New Jersey. The collaborative development process enabled the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to create a plan that focuses on equity for all students, deep support for the schools that need it most, and the promise that all children attend a school providing the support and skills they need to thrive throughout their K-12 experience and far beyond.
Input from stakeholders before, during and after the drafting of the plan was received in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to:
As we begin implementing New Jersey's ESSA State Plan, we look forward to ongoing conversations with our stakeholders so that we may live up to our collective commitment to continuously strive to improve current and future opportunities for all of our students.
Request for Public Comment – Science Assessment Field Test
The NJDOE is seeking public input on a waiver request that it intends to submit to the U.S. Department of Education regarding science assessment requirements. Among other flexibilities, this waiver would allow the New Jersey Department of Education to field test the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science. Public comment on this request must be submitted to email@example.com by Monday, February 12, 2018.
Request for Public Comment – Title I, Part A Carryover Requirements
The NJDOE is seeking public input on a waiver request that it intends to submit to the U.S. Department of Education regarding Title I, Part A carryover requirements. This waiver would apply to newly opened charter schools and renaissance schools only. Public comment on this request must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 12, 2018.