Timeline for ESSA Consolidated Plan peer review

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On September 18, 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) submitted the ESSA Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for review.

The USDE responded on September 25, 2017 notifying OSPI that Washington’s ESSA Consolidated Plan passed the preliminary review of the plan, which was to ensure that Washington included all sections of the plan. The plan now goes into the peer review stage.

Washington’s Plan was reviewed (October 30–November 3) by a multidisciplinary peer-review team, which included parents, teachers, school leaders, support personnel, state and local education agencies, the community, and researchers familiar with the implementation of the components of the Plan. This peer review team will provide feedback, and potentially identify sections of the Plan that may require revision.

The process for how OSPI may respond to this feedback will be as follows:

  • OSPI may send feedback and revision requests regarding the data provided in the Plan to the Accountability System Workgroup (ASW) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
  • If the peer reviewers and ED have questions or comments on our Consolidated Plan, OSPI may send revision requests pertaining to policy in the ESSA Consolidated Plan to OSPI’s ESSA specific workgroups.

After the workgroups have completed any recommended changes to the Plan, State Superintendent Reykdal will review and may provide approval of the change to the ESSA Consolidated Plan.

To learn more about the ESSA Consolidated Plan, visit our website.