Delaware



State Governance

State Board of Education

Delaware’s State Board or Education consists of seven members, each serving a six-year term. The board members are appointed by the governor, and must be confirmed by the Senate.

The Delaware State Board of Education has authority over:

  • Summative Assessments
  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Educator Performance Evaluations

Governor

John Carney (D)

Chief State School Officer

                Dr. Susan Bunting

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 39.4%

English Language Learners: 6.2%

Served by IDEA: 14.1%

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

 

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools:

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1995

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 24

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 11,346

Charter School Cap Law: None

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Delaware submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Delaware’s ESSA approach.