North Dakota



State Governance

Education Standards and Practices Board

The North Dakota education standards and practices board consists of ten members, each serving a three-year term, with a limit of two terms. Board members are appointed by the governor. The chief state school officer also has voting rights.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Teacher Licensure

Governor

Doug Burgum (R)

Chief State School Officer

Kirsten Baesler

Elected by a non-partisan ballot

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 31.0%

English Language Learners: 2.8%

Served by IDEA: 12.8%

 

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 rates between 2011 and 2015:

 

Charter Schools

No Charter School Laws Exist in North Dakota

ESSA Plan & Implementation

North Dakota has submitted its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education. Learn more about North Dakota’s ESSA approach.