Common Core in North Dakota:
North Dakota Common Core State Standards

The Common Core was fully implemented into North Dakota’s curriculum in July 2013, and new assessments will debut in the spring of 2015.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

North Dakota created a “curriculum initiative” to design template lesson plans and documents to guide the further development of instructional materials.

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

North Dakota is going to pilot PARCC and SBAC assessments in the fall of 2014 and then determine which consortium’s assessments to use.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

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Updated: 3/26/2014