CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education submitted its plan Monday to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act, one week before the Sept. 18 deadline.

The plan details how the state’s public education system fits within federal regulations. This includes content standards, statewide assessment and support for struggling schools.

“I feel confident that West Virginia’s plan outlines a foundation that is best for all Mountain State students and know we will ultimately see results surrounding student achievement,” state Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine said in a statement.

The state department did make changes after hearing input from stakeholders. This includes a five-year graduation cohort and the incorporation of the English Language Proficient indicator within the Academic Achievement indicator.

The U.S. Department of Education has 120 days to review the proposal and provide feedback to the state.

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