Presentation on theme: "Federal Programs Tennessee Department of Education May 19, 2010"— Presentation transcript:
1 Federal Programs Tennessee Department of Education May 19, 2010 School Improvement Grant Information for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Renewal SchoolsFederal ProgramsTennessee Department of EducationMay 19, 2010
3 School Improvement Grant Application and Appendices hlimprove.shtml
4 Tennessee Pyramid of Intervention New Federal Accountability ModelTN Current AYP Accountability ModelTier 2 or Tier 3School Improvement 1 School Improvement 2Focus SchoolsTier 2 or Tier 3Corrective Action Restructuring 1Renewal SchoolsAchievement School DistrictTier 1Restructuring 2 and beyond
5 Which Schools Are Eligible to Receive SIG Funds? Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools:Tier 1 schoolsAny 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); orIs 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 2 schoolsAny 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; orIs 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;5
6 Which Schools Are Eligible to Receive SIG Funds? (Continued) Tier 3 SchoolsAny Title I school in improvement, corrective action, or restructuring that is not a Tier 1 school.Tier 3 newly eligible schools – Title I high schools that successfully participated in High School Redesign and did not make AYP in the two prior years.
8 Tier 1 Schools Must Adopt One of Four Intervention Models TurnaroundRestartClosureTransformation88
9 To Receive School Improvement Funds, Tier 2 Schools Must Adopt one of these Intervention Models. TurnaroundRestartClosureTransformation99
10 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 applicant’s team, track record, instructional program, model’s 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.10
11 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 Considerations11
12 TURNAROUND Model Overview Teachers and LeadersReplace principalUse 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 staffInstructional and Support StrategiesSelect and implement an instructional model based on student needsProvide job- embedded PD designed to build capacity and support staffEnsure continuous use of data to inform and differentiate instructionTime and SupportProvide increased learning timeStaff and studentsSocial-emotional and community- oriented services and supportsGovernanceNew governance structureGrant operating flexibility to school leader12
13 TRANSFORMATION Model Overview Teachers and LeadersReplace principalImplement new evaluation systemDeveloped with staffUses student growth as a significant factorIdentify and reward staff who are increasing student outcomes; support and then remove those who are notImplement strategies to recruit, place and retain staffInstructional and Support StrategiesSelect and implement an instructional model based on student needsProvide job- embedded professional development designed to build capacity and support staffEnsure continuous use of data to inform and differentiate instructionTime and SupportProvide increased learning timeStaff and studentsProvide ongoing mechanism for community and family engagementPartner to provide social-emotional and community- oriented services and supportsGovernanceProvide sufficient operating flexibility to implement reformEnsure ongoing technical assistance13
14 Selecting an Intervention Model for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Schools Appendix FQuestions for Selection of Intervention Models for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Schools for School Level Descriptive Information
15 Where Do Tier 1 and Tier 2 High School Redesign Schools Fit? Tier 1 and Tier 2 HSR schools will implement an intervention model (restart, closure, transformation or turnaround)Renewal HSR schools will implement a Whole SchoolReform Model from the vendor list or submit a comparable school reform model through the vendor process.
17 Renewal Schools –Schools in Corrective Action or Restructuring I that are not in Tier 1.Must adopt a Whole School Reform Model as an intervention.List the intervention and describe rationale for choosing the state intervention.17
18 Selecting A Whole School Reform Model for Renewal Schools Whole School Reform Model application websiteVendor applications must be received by May 28.Vendor list will be available June 7.18
19 Vendors May include: Colleges and universities Nonprofit and for profit entities that have the necessary experience, technical qualifications, skills, and facilities, or the ability to obtain them.
20 Where Do Renewal High School Redesign Schools Fit? Renewal HSR schools will implement a Whole School Reform ModelChoose a reform model from the vendor list or submit a comparable school reform model through the vendor process.
21 Selecting A Whole School Reform Model for Renewal Schools Collaborative EffortLook at the Research
22 What to Look for in a Model High Quality, Research-Based Whole School Reform CharacteristicsEvidence of Success – 3 year track recordAlignment of Whole School Reform Model Program to Tennessee Curriculum StandardsAssessment and Monitoring of Student ProgressProcesses that employ cross-disciplinary efforts that include the home, school and community.Provides Ongoing, High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers and StaffCompliance with Federal, State and Local Health and Safety Standards
24 SIG Fiscal Topics Grant Awards External Providers Budget Aligned to ResourcesAllowable Uses of SI FundsReimbursementsARRA Reporting
25 Grant Allocations By Category School Category Approx. SIG for 3 yr. ASD Listed Schools $1.5 or 2,000,000 ($666,666/yr) Tier 2 Large Schools $1.5 or 2,000,000 Tier 2 Small Schools $100,000 ($33,000/yr) Tier 3 Renewal Schools $300,000 ($100,000/yr) Tier 3 HSR $400,000 ($133,333/yr) Tier 3 No HSR, Focus Highs $300,000 + EE ($100,000/yr) Tier 3 Middle Focus Schools $ 200,000 + EE ($66,666/yr)
26 External ProvidersWhat is your process for selecting external providers?How did you recruit providers?Are you having a presentation day?Will you have a scoring rubric to compare your needs and provider services?Keep copies of meeting minutes and recommendations and complete Appendix J.
27 Budget Aligned to Resources Do you have a 3 year budget for each of your schools?Are justifications for expenditures listed on the second tab?Do you positions and services match the proposed plan?
30 Allowable Uses of SIG funds Remember SIG grants are Title I Funds and subject to supplement, not supplant regulations.
31 ReimbursementsComplete a reimbursement form for the LEA with a back-up sheet identifying the school or district expenditures.Turn in a reimbursement form one time per month.Keep back-up documentation in the district office.Fiscal monitoring will occur at the district office.
32 ARRA ReportingThe School Improvement Grant is funded by ARRA; therefore, jobs created and amounts paid to vendors must be reported quarterly on the Section Report.This form is the same as used for other NCLB ARRA projects. School Improvement will have a section for ARRA jobs and a separate page for SIG Vendor payments.
40 Analysis of Data Collect data in one easy to view form Go Visual with the data so that everyone can discuss it as “our” dataLarge, colorful and made by the groupInclude multiple perspectives during the analysis and planningCollaborate to reach shared understanding
41 All the data is compiled on one page regarding what the group needs to
42 Go Visual: Large, visually vibrant color-coded displays foster group ownership
43 Multiple Perspectives New and veteran educatorsLEA and school representativesOut of the box thinkers and conservativesDifferent subjects – including those not involved with AYPDifferent grade levels – including those not involved with AYPNon-academicStudentsParentsCommunityBusiness
44 Setting Goals Specific – well defined and clear to everyone. Measurable – know if the goal is achieved.Attainment – can we reach the goal?Realistic /Relevant– is the goal within the availability of resources, knowledge, personnel, etc.?Time Bound– set time boundaries that are reasonable so everyone will know the timeline.
45 School Level Application VII. School Level Descriptive Information
46 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 This section must be submitted electronically for each individual school that will be served by school improvement funds.The electronic file with the school level descriptive information must contain the LEA name and the school name.Caution: Please take care to complete the correct items for the status of that specific school.
47 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Name of School: _____________Principal Name for SY10-11:___________(mark TBD if unknown at this time) Tier:(Please check appropriate tier)
48 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Needs of School: All and disaggregated Student Achievement DataInsert most recent TSIP data, not AYP data, for math, reading/language arts, graduation or attendance rate by all students and subgroups)(copy and paste data into the box.
49 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. School Achievement and Goals for other Indicators: Attach an electronic copy of your TSIP Action Plan (Component 4) to your application.Appendix C—Template for Component 4Professional Development: Each school must include a minimum of 30% of the grant funds for ongoing professional development including job-embedded training designed to build capacity and support staff. This includes literacy training for the staff unless the school demonstrates proficiency in this area. Provide your school’s PD plan including topics and projecteddates.
50 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Tier 1 and Tier 2 school only—1) Intervention Model (of the 4 allowable)2) Responses to Questions in Appendix F regarding Intervention Model Selection (number of questions to be answered vary with intervention model. All questions for intervention model chosen must be answered in boxes provided.3) Rationale for selection of intervention model.
51 Appendix F Tennessee Pyramid of Interventions/Model Questions Questions for selection of an Intervention for Tier I and Tier II schools only. Please refer to VII. School Level Descriptive Information EXCERT from Handbook on Effective Implementation of School Improvement Grants, Center on Innovation & Improvement The Turnaround Model The LEA replaces the principal (although the LEA may retain a recently hired principal where a turnaround, restart, or transformation was instituted in past two years) and rehiring no more than 50% of the staff; gives greater principal autonomy; implements other prescribed and recommended strategies. 1. How will the LEA select a new leader for the school, and what experience, training, and skills will the new leader be expected to possess? 2. How will the LEA assign effective teachers and leaders to the lowest achieving schools? 3. How will the LEA begin to develop a pipeline of effective teachers and leaders to work in turnaround schools?
52 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Renewal Schools only— (Schools in Corrective Action or Restructuring I that are not in Tier 1)1) Intervention (Must adopt a Whole School Reform Model-- a proven model for capacity building and transformational change in the school.2) Rationale for choosing intervention from the vendor list.**SDE will provide a list of state-approved vendors on the state website.
53 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Tier 3 Focus Schools only—(Title I schools in School Improvement I or II)Intervention activities the school will implementExemplary Educators and STATS will be provided to identify needs and implement change to impact student achievement positively.
54 VII. School Level Descriptive Information pages L-19--L-20 Cont’d. Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 Schools—Description of implementation plan with quarterly milestone goals for each year and 3 year timeline.[Appendix B Scoring Rubric-page 5 and 6 School Section Questions 1-10]
55 Tennessee SIG Timeline page L-3 EVENTApplications due to the SDEGrants reviewed and evaluatedGrant award notification letters sent to LEAsGrant awards posted to state websiteImplementation Year IMilestone VisitsEvaluation of Year 1 for Year 2 funding by SDELEA submission of updated budget/grant for Year 2/3New Tier 1, 2, 3 schools identified and beginning of new grant cycle (while continuing with prior grant cycle). A school may only be in one grant cycle.DATEJune 2, 2010June 7-18, 2010June 21-July 1, 2010July 1, 2010School YearSept 2010, Jan Mar 2011, May 2011May-June 2011(dependent on studentachievement data and SIG indicators)July 2011Aug 2011, May 2012
56 LEA Application - Documents to be Submitted School Improvement Application Location on the TDOE Website (posted 4/22/10)— Federal Programs: Title I, Part A-School Improvement FundsLEA Application - Documents to be SubmittedLEA Application: For Review and SubmissionAppendix J - External Providers FormAppendix K - Budget Spreadsheet [being adjusted so that one submitted per LEA]School Level Application for each schoolLEA Application - Documents to be Used in the Completion of the ApplicationAppendix A - Tier I, II, and III Schools (Determined in )Appendix B - Title I School Improvement Grant RubricAppendix C - Tennessee School Improvement Planning Process, Component 4Appendix D - What Is A Good School?Appendix E - School Improvement Grant Final RequirementsAppendix F - Tennessee Pyramid of Interventions and Model QuestionsAppendix G - Framework for TCSPP Component 5Appendix H - TCSPP 2008 Rating SheetAppendix I - TSIP Planning Rubric
57 SIG Application Submission June 2 deadlineElectronic application (LEA application, Appendix J, Appendix K, School portion for each school that the LEA plans to serve with SI funds) ed toOnly paper submitted—pages L-1 and L-2-- Assurances with original signatures—mailed to this address: Jacqueline Moore, TN State Department of Education, Office of Federal Programs, 5th Floor— Andrew Johnson Tower, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN(Be sure to keep a copy of the signed application.)