New Hampshire state plan under the 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Proposed Revisions to the State ESSA Plan Now Available for Public Comment

This revised draft of the State ESSA plan is now open for public comment. All revisions are redlined. Any individual who wishes to provide comment can submit it directly to by January 27th, 2023.

The U.S. Department of Education is currently allowing states to revise their federal accountability systems to better address the impact of pandemic-related disruptions. As such, NHED has drafted this revised State Plan to solidify previously approved modifications and to propose new changes that will enhance validity, reliability and inclusiveness of data used in New Hampshire's federal accountability system. See this document for a summary of the proposed changes. 

The State Accountability Task Force, which is made up of education leaders across the state, has reviewed and provided feedback on the proposed changes. After January 27th, 2023, the revised State Plan is expected to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education with any public comment received.

Contact for any questions regarding this notice and the revised State Plan. 

2022 Addendum to the State ESSA Plan

On July 25, 2022,  the US Department of Education (USED) approved New Hampshire’s 2022 Addendum to the State ESSA Plan. The Addendum streamlines Exit criteria for CSI and ATSI schools as well as pushes some of the state’s long-term targets and goals out by 2 years. This technical guidance summarizes changes to the state ESSA plan.

For more information, please reach out directly at:


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) text
New Hampshire State Plan

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Office of State and Federal Accountability