Presentation on theme: "FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM Schoolwide Plans & School Improvement Plans."— Presentation transcript:
FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM Schoolwide Plans & School Improvement Plans
SCHOOLWIDE PLAN All Schools SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN SI I, SI II, CAI, CAII, MP
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PLAN Section 1114(b)(2) mandates writing the Schoolwide Plan and the components that must be addressed in this plan.
SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM COMPONENTS The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE’s) schoolwide program checklist has 16 components.
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM ALL SDP schools are Title I Schoolwide Programs –Poverty at least 40% –Allows the funds to support the entire school program and not a targeted group of students
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards. RULE: SUPPLEMENT NOT SUPPLANT!!!!
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM This schoolwide reform strategy requires that a school— Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment; Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs; Create a comprehensive plan; and Conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the schoolwide program and revise the plan as necessary. (Designing Schoolwide Programs, Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 2006)
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM Ask yourself: What are the areas of greatest strength and weakness, based on current data? What differences in strengths, weaknesses and needs appear among different student groups? How and in what order does the school plan to address the areas of concern? How will the school measure progress in improving priority areas? How well do the academic priorities align to the school’s budget?
TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM IF YOU BUY IT, YOU WRITE IT!!!!
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN Section 1116(b)(3) requires ALL schools that are in school improvement status to write a School Improvement Plan. SI I, SI II, CA I, CA II, Making Progress
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN PDE’s Title I School Improvement Requirements Checklist has 12 components.
SCHOOLWIDE PLAN (SWP) + SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SIP) = FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ADDENDUM There is overlap between the content of the SWP and SIP. PDE allows our schools to complete one plan, PROVIDED ALL COMPONENTS ARE ADDRESSED. SDP integrated the SWP and SIP components to show the overlap.
PDE REVIEW OF THE SIP ALL SIPs are reviewed. All components must be addressed. –Be descriptive –Use “buzzwords” from components There is a new, simple checklist. It only references the addendum. Needed for auditors who are looking for a sole component.