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1 State and Federal Accountability Directors of Special Education October 10, 2013 Region One Education Service Center Office of School Improvement, Accountability, and Compliance

2 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center NCLB Waiver September 30, 2013 Conditional Waiver May 2, 2014 Extension Deadline Principal 2

3 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center NCLB WAIVER 1.Three Principles 2.State Identification of Schools 3.Single Intervention System 4.Funding Flexibility

4 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Principles Principle 1: College and Career-Ready Expectations for All Students Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support Principle 3: Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership

5 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Principle 1: College and Career Ready Expectations for All Students  Adoption of college and career-ready standards  Transition to college and career-ready standards  Development and administration of annual, statewide, aligned, high-quality assessments that measure student growth

6 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Principle 2: State Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability and Support  Establishment of ambitious but achievable annual measurable objectives  Identification of reward, focus and priority schools  Provide incentives and supports for other Title I schools  Build SEA, LEA, and school capacity to improve student learning

7 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Achieving Annual Measurable Objectives

8 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Principle 2: Identification Priority Schools Focus Schools Reward Schools

9 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Priority Schools Lowest Five Percent of Title I Schools in Texas Based on proficiency on the statewide reading and mathematics assessments, and graduation rates. Focus Schools Priority Schools Title I Schools Rank Order

10 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Priority Schools SIG/TTIPS Schools High Schools with a graduation rate < 60% Lowest Performing Schools based on proficiency in reading and mathematics at the all student level in the system safeguards

11 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Focus Schools Lowest Ten Percent of Title I Schools in Texas Based on system safeguard performance gaps in reading and mathematics for each student group compared to the AMO. Focus Schools Priority Schools Title I Schools Rank Order

12 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Reward Schools Highest Performing Reading, Mathematics, Graduation District and Campus Distinction Designation Academic Achievement Distinction Designation Campus Top Twenty-Five Percent Distinction Designation Highest Performing in Progress

13 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Interventions Schools identified as priority and focus will have intervention requirements. Districts should consider targeting and/or identifying resources to be afforded to schools following the identification and notification.

14 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Principle 3: Supporting Effective Instruction  Development and adoption of guidelines for local teacher and principal evaluation and support systems  Provisions ensuring that LEAs implement teacher and principal evaluation and support systems

15 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center ESEA Funding Flexibility Texas school districts will no longer be required to set aside 20 percent of their Title I federal dollars to provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES) or School Choice transportation. A district will now be free to use those funds on academic intervention programs it deems most effective for its students. Texas school districts identified in school improvement will no longer be required to spend not less than 10 percent of the Title I, Part A funds for district-wide professional development. The use of Title 1 funds on non-Title I campuses is not allowable. Texas campuses identified in school improvement will no longer be required to spend not less than 10 percent of the Title I, Part A campus allocation for providing high-quality professional development to the campus principal and teachers. The use of Title 1 funds on non-Title I campuses is not allowable.

16 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Resources Texas Education Agency. (September 18, 2013) ESEA Flexibility Request. Retrieved from: Texas Education Agency. (September 30, 2013) Letter from US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Retrieved: Texas Education Agency. (September 18, 2013) Letter from Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams. Retrieved: Texas Education Agency. (October 3, 2013) Program Monitoring and Interventions TETN. Texas Education Agency. (October, 2013) School Improvement and Support. Guidance on SIP Fiscal Requirements.

17 ©2013, Region One Education Service Center Contacts Division of Instructional Support Office of School Improvement, Accountability and Compliance Dr. Tina McIntyre, Administrator Belinda S. Gorena, Coordinator Benjamin Macias, Evaluation and Assessment Specialist Kelly VanHee, Specialist


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