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TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APRIL 27, 2010 VANDERBILT MARRIOTT NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT APPLICATION ROLLOUT 1.

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1 TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APRIL 27, 2010 VANDERBILT MARRIOTT NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT APPLICATION ROLLOUT 1

2 W HICH S CHOOLS A RE E LIGIBLE TO R ECEIVE SIG F UNDS ? 2 Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools: Tier I schools Any Title I school in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring that Is among the lowest-achieving five percent of Title I schools in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring in the State or the five lowest-achieving such schools (whichever number of schools is greater); or Is a high school that has had a graduation rate as defined in 34 C.F.R. § (b) that is below 60 percent over a number of years. Tier II schools Any secondary school that is eligible for, but does not receive, Title I, Part A funds that Is among the lowest-achieving five percent of secondary schools or the five lowest- achieving secondary schools in the State that are eligible for, but do not receive, Title I funds; or Is a high school that has had a graduation rate as defined in 34 C.F.R. § (b) that is below 60 percent over a number of years; 2

3 W HICH S CHOOLS A RE E LIGIBLE TO R ECEIVE SIG F UNDS ? (C ONTINUED ) Tier III Schools Any Title I school in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring that is not a Tier I school. Tier III newly eligible schools – Title I high schools that successfully participated in High School Redesign and did not make AYP in the two prior years. 3

4 Selection Pools for Tiers To identify the persistently lowest-achieving schools in the State, a State must create two pools of schools: (a) Title I schools at any grade level that are in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring; and (b) high schools that are eligible for, but do not receive, Title I, Part A funds and identify the persistently lowest-achieving in each pool. Tier 2 2 nd Priority Eligible for SIG Funds 116 schools in Selection Pool (b): 1,736 active Tennessee schools in Of those, 5 were identified as persistently lowest-achieving 104 schools in Selection Pool (a): Of those, 10 were identified as persistently lowest-achieving Tier 3 3 rd Priority Eligible for SIG Funds Tier 1 1 st Priority Eligible for SIG Funds No Tier NOT Eligible for SIG Funds 4

5 New Terminology Achievement School District (ASD) – Tier I, Tier II or Tier III schools that are the persistently lowest achieving Renewal Schools – Tier III schools in Corrective Action and Restructuring 1 Focus Schools – Tier III schools in School Improvement I and II 55

6 T IER I S CHOOLS M UST A DOPT O NE OF F OUR I NTERVENTION M ODELS Turnaround Restart ClosureTransformation 6 6

7 T O R ECEIVE S CHOOL I MPROVEMENT F UNDS, T IER II S CHOOLS M UST A DOPT ONE OF THESE I NTERVENTION M ODELS. 7 Turnaround Restart Closure Transformation 7

8 RESTART Model Overview Restart model is one in which an LEA converts a school or closes and reopens a school under a charter school operator, a charter management organization (CMO), or an education management organization (EMO) that has been selected through a rigorous review process. A restart model must enroll, within the grades it serves, any former student who wishes to attend the school. A rigorous review process could take such things into consideration as an applicants team, track record, instructional program, models theory of action, sustainability. As part of this model, a State must review the process the LEA will use/has used to select the partner. 88

9 SCHOOL CLOSURE Model Overview School closure occurs when an LEA closes a school and enrolls the students who attended that school in other schools in the LEA that are higher achieving. These other schools should be within reasonable proximity to the closed school and may include, but are not limited to, charter schools or new schools for which achievement data are not yet available. Office for Civil Rights Technical Assistance Module- - Struggling Schools and School Closure Issues: An Overview of Civil Rights Considerations 99

10 Teachers and Leaders Replace principal Use locally adopted turnaround competencies to review and select staff for school (rehire no more than 50% of existing staff) Implement strategies to recruit, place and retain staff Instructional and Support Strategies Select and implement an instructional model based on student needs Provide job- embedded PD designed to build capacity and support staff Ensure continuous use of data to inform and differentiate instruction Time and Support Provide increased learning time Staff and students Social-emotional and community- oriented services and supports Governance New governance structure Grant operating flexibility to school leader TURNAROUND Model Overview 10

11 TRANSFORMATION Model Overview Teachers and Leaders Replace principal Implement new evaluation system Developed with staff Uses student growth as a significant factor Identify and reward staff who are increasing student outcomes; support and then remove those who are not Implement strategies to recruit, place and retain staff Instructional and Support Strategies Select and implement an instructional model based on student needs Provide job- embedded professional development designed to build capacity and support staff Ensure continuous use of data to inform and differentiate instruction Time and Support Provide increased learning time Staff and students Provide ongoing mechanism for community and family engagement Partner to provide social-emotional and community- oriented services and supports Governance Provide sufficient operating flexibility to implement reform Ensure ongoing technical assistance 11

12 Renewal Schools – Schools in Corrective Action or Restructuring I that are not in Tier I Must adopt a Whole School Reform Model 12

13 Selecting A Whole Schools Reform Model for Renewal Schools SDE will provide A list of state-approved vendors LEAs should encourage vendors meeting criteria to apply. 13

14 LEA Application Part II, pp. L 10, 11: SIG Schools A. 1. Identify Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III schools to be served. Identify the model to be used in Tier I and Tier II schools. B. Identify Tier I and III schools eligible for the Achievement School District (ASD). 14

15 LEA Application C. Identify Tier III schools the LEA will serve. Identify the state model (Whole School Reform Model) that will be used for Renewal Schools. (Renewal Schools are Title I, Tier III schools in Corrective Action or Restructuring I.) D. If not applying to serve each Tier I school, explain why the district lacks the capacity. 15

16 FISCAL TOPICS Grant Awards Budget Aligned to Resources Allowable Uses of School Improvement Funds Reimbursements ARRA Reporting External Providers 16


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