The state Department of Public Instruction is soliciting suggestions on a plan for handling requirements of the new federal education law called the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The state plan must include academic improvement goals and a measure for school quality and student success.
DPI has scheduled six public input sessions this spring. The only session in the Triangle will be held on April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road in Cary.
Audience members may speak up to three minutes, and are invited but not required to submit a written copy of their remarks.
Comments may also be submitted electronically using the Let's Talk link on the DPI website and selecting the ESSA link.
Like the old No Child Left Behind law, the requires student tests in grades 3-8 in reading and math, science tests at least once in elementary school and once in middle school, college and career readiness in high school, and measurements for all student subgroups.