General Timeline for Developing North Carolina's Every Student Succeeds Act Plan
(Updated December 21, 2016)

January–June 2017
  • Conduct additional simulations of accountability models and finalize certain decisions

  • Continue receiving feedback and input on draft plan

  • Present to General Assembly Education Committee(s) and meet with legislators and staff

  • Monthly updates to the State Board of Education (SBE)

  • Submit draft plan to Governor’s office for 30-day review period



Finalize Draft State Plan

August SBE Meeting


Discuss Draft State Plan with SBE

September SBE Meeting


Seek SBE approval of State Plan

September 18

Submit State Plan to the US Department of Education

NOTE: Regulations, rules and U.S. Department of Education timelines and protocols may impact the draft timeline and plan development.


External Stakeholders
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Questions and Comments: Simply click on the Let's Talk link on the NCDPI website then select the ESSA dialogue topic.