January 31

PRDE ESSA Internal Committee is formed

March 24

PRDE launches first survey to obtain public’s feedback on ESSA Plan.

May 19

PRDE publishes for the general public the second draft of the ESSA Plan.

June 22

Stakeholder committee meeting to discuss survey results and the development of the ESSA Plan.

June 12-13

The PRDE meets with the Technical Advisory Committee to discuss the development of the ESSA Plan and obtain recommendations from specialists in psychometrics and educators.

July

PRDE publishes for the general public the third draft of the ESSA Plan.

Julio 20

2nd stakeholder committee meeting to discuss survey results and the development of the ESSA Plan.

August 11

The final draft of the ESSA Plan is sent to the Governor for review.

Sept 11-15

The Governor and the PRDE Secretary sign the ESSA Plan for local approval.

Sept 18

The PRDE submits the ESSA Plan to the USDE.

TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES

As part of Puerto Rico’s transition to ESSA, PRDE must submit an ESSA State Plan to the U.S.

Department of Education. The State Plan will describe the State’s implementation of standards, assessment, accountability, and assistance programs and will move us toward Puerto Rico’s goal of having a single, coherent local, state, and federal education system. The Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) is committed to ensuring a transparent transition to the new law and developing an ESSA State Plan that is informed by the voices of diverse interested parties. Below you will find the timeline of activities that PRDE will carry out to develop its ESSA State Plan.

PRDE ESSA IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE