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Mandan, North Dakota
Notification of Intent to Request Approval of ACT in Lieu of North Dakota State Assessment
Date:     10/24/2017


This memo provides notification of Mandan High School’s intent to request approval from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction to use the ACT exam in place of the North Dakota State Assessment for meeting Federal accountability requirements.

At the October 23rd meeting of the Mandan Public School District Student Achievement Committee, information was provided on required Federal accountability testing and the option to use the ACT assessment in lieu of the North Dakota State Assessment as allowed under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  The committee, which includes parent, student, teacher, administrator, and school board representatives, unanimously recommended submitting this request. There is no anticipated impact on instructional programming resulting from this request.

Parents and impacted students may provide additional input regarding this request by contacting:


Dr. Jeff Lind, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Mandan Public School District #1
901 Division St. NW
Mandan, North Dakota   58554
Ph: 701-751-6500
Email: jeff.lind@msd1.org