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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2020
This report is produced by the North Dakota Healthy Return to Learning team, a diverse team of subject matter experts collaborating with state agencies and communities to provide resources, processes, and strategies that schools, local public health and the state need to keep schools operating in their dual mission of high quality education for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Public Health
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2019
The Native American Needs Assessment Action Plan is designed to assist educators and administrators in addressing the needs and areas of possible opportunity that have been identified through the annual Native American Needs Assessment conducted by the North Dakota (ND) Department of Public Instruction. The Action Plan is organized around areas of…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The purposes of "Guidelines for Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in Educational Settings" are to: (1) Update previous guidance on serving students with specific learning disabilities (SLD); (2) Provide guidance on the implementation with fidelity of the Response to Intervention (RTI) models as well as the discrepancy…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Student Needs, Individualized Education Programs, Inclusion
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction "Guidelines for Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in the Education Setting" (ED591017) recognizes that dyslexia is associated with a specific learning disability in the area of basic reading skills. Students with dyslexia may have difficulty not only with reading, but…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The overarching objective of North Dakota's State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan is to ensure every school's graduation rate matches its Choice Ready rate, thus eliminating the honesty gap, so students, parents and the state are able to confidently place high value on the diplomas received. In partnership with a broad and diverse group of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, State Programs
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2016
The number of students identified under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) with an emotional disturbance (ED) has remained remarkably stable over the last 30 years. During this time, approximately 1% of the school-aged population has been identified as disabled under the criteria set forth in IDEA (Kim, Forness, & Walker,…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Emotional Disturbances, Students with Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2016
Some children with disabilities may not receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) unless they receive needed services during time periods when other children, whether they have a disability or not, normally would not be served. As part of the individualized education program (IEP) process, a multidisciplinary team must determine if a…
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Students with Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2015
In the spring of 2015, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction brought together tribal Elders from across North Dakota to share stories, memories, songs, and wisdom in order to develop the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings (NDNAEU) to guide the learning of both Native and non-Native students across the state. They…
Descriptors: American Indians, Indigenous Knowledge, American Indian Culture, Public Education
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the numbers of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise. In North Dakota, the percentage of students identified with an ASD has increased from 1.9% of the total population of students with disabilities in 2004 to 6.2% of that same group in 2013-14.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Incidence, Student Needs
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2013
The field of special education, and specifically the area of intellectual disabilities, has undergone dramatic changes in terminology, evaluation practices, service delivery models, expectations for learning, career development, and independent living opportunities. "Guidelines: Intellectual Disabilities in Educational Settings" is…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education, Educational Legislation
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
In 2009, the North Dakota legislature passed SB 2217, which lowered the penalty for truancy from a felony to an infraction for a first offense and a class B misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. Additionally, the legislature required the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to convene a workgroup to further study truancy…
Descriptors: Truancy, Compulsory Education, Prevention, Attendance
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1215, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school building in North Dakota must conduct a lockdown drill. While no timeframe, tracking or penalty was identified in the state law, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) advocates annual drills, at a minimum, which…
Descriptors: State Legislation, School Buildings, Technical Assistance, Drills (Practice)
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1465, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school district must develop and implement a bullying policy. In an effort to curb bullying behavior which has far-reaching personal and social consequences, the legislation is designed to allow districts the flexibility to create a policy…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Prevention, School Policy
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2011
As a result of House Bill 1229, introduced and passed during the 2011 North Dakota legislative session, every school district, both public and nonpublic, must expand health education to include abstinence education, if teaching sexuality education as part of the general health curriculum. This fact sheet provides guidance for districts in meeting…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Legislation
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2009
The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for 2007-2009. The State Superintendent notes that while North Dakota's education system is good, slippage in test scores is occurring, cracks in the education system are developing and some students are falling through…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Programs, State Aid, State Departments of Education
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