Operational Approach

The Strategic Plan provides a framework for measuring multiple levels and processes to ensure success through standard, quantifiable metrics, artifacts, and evidence-based analyses utilizing a three-tiered approach:

Strategic Priorities, Outcomes, and Goals

The Board and Commissioner will regularly review these goals as organized by the strategic priorities and outcomes.  The NDE goals will include Commissioner and Board activities necessary to build the department’s system of accountability and support for services and schools.  The NDE will track progress on these goals and other metrics required by state and federal law.  The Commissioner will annually report progress on these goals and other measures to the Board.

Implement, Monitor, and Evaluate

The Board and the Commissioner share the responsibility to:

  • Champion and lead the strategic vision and goals
  • Serve as change agents and capacity builders
  • Ensure progress on the strategic priorities

The Board and the Commissioner will be responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan including the development of strategies, activities, and monitoring on an annual basis. A review will be presented by the Commissioner and appropriate NDE personnel annually or as directed. An objective external review of the Strategic Plan will be conducted by an impartial third-party reviewer two years after adoption and thereafter as determined by the Board with results being presented to stakeholders.