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    Part 1: Introduction and summary
Vision: How will your LEA be different in 2014? How will student outcomes be different? What will this mean for students, teachers and
administrators?
By 2014, our school district will have evolved into a school district which consists entirely of high performing schools attended by high achieving
students who graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully compete in a global economy. We will have been aided and
supported in this outcome because we will have aligned our curriculum with Common Core Standards, regularly implemented meaningful
professional development, made data-based decisions, recruited and retained effective teachers and leaders and used creative approaches to
make certain our schools are an integral part of the community with a high degree of meaningful parent and general public access and
involvement.

Therefore, by 2014, we will:
    decrease the achievement gaps for African American, ELL, and special education students (see page 11)
    increase student achievement on DCAS assessments to 100% for all students
    increase NCLB graduation rate by 10 percentage points
    increase the percent of students taking the AP exam in AP courses to 100% with 75 % of those students receiving a passing score
    decrease the dropout rate from 7.8% to 4%
    sustain a 10% growth rate in the number of teachers who are rated effective or above on the revised DPAS II initiative
    show a 10% reduction in the number of teachers who are on improvement plans
    provide administrative internships to eighteen teachers and staff members
    increase the percentage of highly effective minority teachers from 10.3% of the total teaching staff to at least 16.3%.


Needs Assessment: Based on your LEA’s data, what are your greatest performance challenges? What are the root causes of those performance
challenges? [Note: This can be a narrative, or in the format of “Group Name/Needs/Root Causes/Data” found on the Success Plan website]
The Seaford School District conducted an extensive needs assessment based upon five year data trends and reports. The first step was to analyze
Adequate Yearly Progress data and DSTP data over the past five years. Reading and mathematics assessment data was disaggregated into student
subgroups such as All Students, African American Students, Special Education Students, English Language Learner Students, Students in Poverty,
and Hispanic Students. The district conducted three analysis meetings during November and December, 2010. The first meeting was with district
office staff. The second round of meetings was with DOE staff (Jim Palmer and Noreen LaSorsa). The final round of analysis meetings were with
principals and teacher specialists. The purpose of these separate meetings was to independently analyze trend data.

Based upon the trend data, the district identified three areas of immediate concern in regards to student achievement. These three student groups
have achievement gaps that need to be addressed. These groups were African American, Special Education and English Language Learner students.


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All three committees also conducted Matched Score analysis to see if specific grade levels were areas of concern. By using the Matched Score
Report data, it was determined that the transition grades 4/5 to 6 and 8 to 9/10 were areas of concern as well. The district then expanded its
needs analysis and conducted a day long needs analysis, root cause identification and strategy building professional development session with
teachers, administrators, teacher specialists and several community members. This session validated the areas of need. Approximately 45% of the
strategies generated have made their way into the revised grant application.

The entire needs assessment document with the Root Cause Analysis is attached as Appendix I. As part of the process, the district looked at
teacher and leader recruitment and retention data for the past five years. Below is a chart indicating that data:


                Vacancies    Vacancies    Total          # of non-       # of       # of total   # of adm        # of
                K-5          6-12         vacancies      tenured         teachers   teachers     resignations/   internal/external
                                                         teachers        received                                adm hires
                                                                         tenure                  retirements

                                                         #       % of                                            Internal             External
                                                                 prof
                                                                 staff

    2006/2007   16           18           34             48      20%     16         244          5               3                    2

    2007/2008   11           12           23             50      21%     19         240          1                                    1

    2008/2009   17           8            25             40      17%     21         235                          1                    1

    2009/2010   2            6            8              61      26%     23         238          2               2                    1

    2010/2011   3            6            9              42      17%     21         242          4               3                    1


At the secondary level, the majority of the vacancies were in the areas of math, science and special education. Based upon this analysis, teacher
and leader recruitment and retention should be a major area of focus for this grant.

The district conducted a Root Cause Analysis for the data that was gathered. The complete analysis is being submitted as an attachment. Below
are summary statements related to that document that will lead this plan:

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    1. There are significant gaps in the educational services provided by the school district to ELL students. This varies by school and by grade
       levels in some cases. While the district has an overall plan for support, it is often overwhelmed with having approximately 10% of its
       students needed ELL services. These students often lag behind their peers in student achievement as measured by DCAS assessments. This
       also creates an achievement gap that needs to be addressed.
       Root Cause: With an increase in the percentage of ELL students, there currently is a lack of holistic support to ensure their success in the
       academic transition. (ELL students)
       Root Cause: There is an inadequate resource allocation dedicated to the needs of the ELL population, including staffing, materials, and
       parent and family supports. (ELL students)
    2. Over 70% of our students receive free or reduced lunch services. This extent of poverty often leads to having students ill equipped to be
       successful in school when they enter kindergarten. There is a limited state funded pre-school program through the special education
       department. However, we need to find a way of either expanding pre-school programs for all students or provide parents with additional
       skills to help their students with basic skills before enrolling in kindergarten.
       Root Cause: There are limited opportunities/resources for Preschool and Early Education as well as early warning indicator systems. (All
       students)
    3. There are many needs in our community that manifest themselves into our school and school culture. We currently have 13% of our
       students receiving special education services and there is limited funding to provide all of the needed assessments and interventions that
       will increase individual student achievement. This also creates gaps in services for students in some cases as well as provides for a strain on
       current staff. De-escalation and behavior intervention strategies need to be provided to special education staff as part of a comprehensive
       plan to address crisis management.
       Root Cause: There are inadequate resources to support the array of services needed, such as budget, Unit Allocation, professional
       development (co-teaching models, Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavior Improvement Plans, IEP Plus) and paraprofessional
       support. (Special Education students)
       Root Cause: There is a high turnover of special education teachers in the district, which creates an inconsistency of aligned services to
       meet the needs of special education students. (Special Education students Special Education teachers)
    4. Seaford is a diverse community and our students come from every type of family structure and environment. Some are gifted and others
       require specialized care and support to succeed each day. When students are heterogeneously group into our classrooms, teachers are
       often not equipped to provide the individual attention that students need. This has an effect on teaching and learning and manifests itself
       in the achievement gaps.
       Root Cause: Due to a lack of specialized professional development, instructors are not tailoring instruction to meet the needs of the
       students and addressing their critical areas identified in the achievement gap. (All students)
       Root Cause: Teachers are not creating specialized/differentiated instruction for our students and instead are modifying curriculum or
       workload that is not aligned to the standards. (All students)
       Root Cause: Due to a lack of sensitivity and cultural diversity training, the district has not met the needs of its ethnically diverse and rich


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         community. (ELL and African American students, students in poverty)
         Root Cause: Teachers’ ability to relate/adapt to African American students needs to be further developed. (African American students)
    5.   The Seaford community has the highest family poverty rate in the state according to census data. The economic hardship that exists often
         means that many parents work shift work or two jobs in order to make ends meet. Many families need state and other governmental
         assistant through referrals and financial means. Parents often do not know how to access these systems of support.
         Root Cause: There is a lack of observable parental support, communication, and involvement in student’s academic and social growth. (All
         students)
         Root Cause: There is a lack of resource allocation to provide parent and family supports. (All students)
    6.   The Seaford community has been hard hit by the economic downturn. This has created a decrease in the area tax base as well as a
         decrease in family wealth due to depressed property values. These factors have an effect on our ability to sustain tax dollars for those
         locally approved and funded projects and initiatives. This also makes passing any future referendum in doubt. The district has to look at
         alternative funding sources whenever available.
         Root Cause: There is a lack of financial or academic supports to improve the identified critical areas of the achievement gap. (All students)
         Root Cause: Volatility in state and federal funding sources and timelines have led to the Reduction in Force (FIF) processing being
         implemented which encourages staff to seek more stable funded positions. (All staff)
         Root Cause: The economy makes it harder for potential staff to commute or to sell their homes and relocate. (All staff)
    7.   The Seaford School District has an elementary school focus and a separate secondary school focus. While Seaford is a small school district,
         these two divisions often do not interact when it comes to planning for professional development, for implementing instructional supports
         or for providing for curriculum alignment activities. This creates a disconnect in curriculum across the transition grades.
         Root Cause: There is a lack of vertical articulation amongst staff. (All students)
         Root Cause: There is a lack of fidelity of implementation of the math programs and its alignment to the standards. (All students)
         Root Cause: The lack of a district-wide K12 instructional plan creates two school districts: “Elementary” and “Secondary”. (All students, all
         staff)
         Root Cause: There needs to be better communication/articulation between the grades 5/6 and 8/9. (All students)
    8.   There is competition in recruiting and retaining highly qualified and effective teachers. This is impacted in part by geographic isolation from
         metropolitan areas, salary, job security and a high poverty community environment. The district has to be able to attract highly effective
         candidates and then provide them with the on-going skills and resources to help them grow and remain highly effective. Part of this is the
         implementation of the state DPAS II system with fidelity. Hard to fill teaching areas sometimes go unfilled at the start of the school year.
         Root Cause: DPAS II teacher observation and evaluation process within the district hasn’t been through the inter-rater reliability process.
         (All staff)
         Root Cause: There isn’t a standardized K-12 teacher walkthrough tool to assist in the formative evaluation process. (All staff)
         Root Cause: Due to the size of the state of Delaware there is an increased competition with other districts and states for the same
         candidates, particularly high needs positions. (All staff)



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Overview: What are your priorities, and how do they fit together? How will they impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How do they
represent an improvement over what you have done before?
The Seaford School District conducted an extensive data analysis that included input from many of the stakeholder groups within the school
district. Based upon that process, there are five priority areas that will be addressed in the Race to the Top application for the 2011-2014 school
years. These five priority areas are:

       Aligning Professional Development to meet the needs of our diverse student population
       Improving Student Achievement: Closing the Achievement Gaps by developing and effectively implementing remedial and acceleration
        programs
       Decreasing the dropout rates/increasing graduation rates by unique programming and extended learning time
       Promoting family engagement and support services through the utilization of our district wide parent resource center
       Recruiting and retaining effective teachers and leaders

Each of these priority areas are related through the curriculum, instruction and assessment areas. While the priority related to the Achievement
Gaps is assessment driven, it begins with recruiting and retaining well prepared teachers and leaders working in academic environments supported
by curricula aligned to the Common Core Standards. In Seaford, the instructional focus will continue to be on the successful implementation of the
Learning Focused Strategies Model and classroom strategies to maximize instructional time and minimize classroom disruptions. Implementation
will be monitored through the walk-through process and the use of data collection sheets.

These priority areas are a direct outgrowth of our needs assessment. During this process, we had various stakeholder groups identify the root
causes and identify strategies that will help all stakeholders overcome these root causes and move our district forward. Each of the priority areas
supports one or more identified Common Measures in the Race to the Top grant. In order to meet student challenges in our needs assessment, we
recognize that we need to have quality people in place over an extended period of time. Additionally we need to develop curriculum that is
designed to meet the needs of students as measured by various forms of assessments. Most importantly, it is essential to connect the curriculum
and the staff by providing professional development that improves upon the instructor’s ability to provide rigorous and relevant instruction.

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Finally, we recognize that our students need the support of their families when not engaged in the school setting in order to reach higher degrees
of success. Each one of these priorities is an integral part of the success of students in the Seaford School District.

These priority areas are an improvement over the first year grant priorities because these resulted from an extensive data analysis process
involving many stakeholders. When completely implemented, the strategies included in this grant will position the school district to meet the
targeted measures.

This plan presents a highly focused pathway forward to meet the challenges that are common to other districts in the state and meet the
challenges that are unique to Seaford. By implementing the plan, monitoring its effectiveness and making necessary corrective steps, we will
improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Seaford School District.


    Common Measure                           Aligned Seaford Priority Area

    % meets standard on DCAS Reading



                                             African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                             Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % meets standard on DCAS Mathematics



                                             African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                             Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % meets standard on DCAS Science



                                             African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                             Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders




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    % meets standard on DCAS Social Studies



                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % advanced on DCAS 4th Grade
    Mathematics


                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % advanced on DCAS 4th Grade Reading



                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % advanced on DCAS 8th Grade
    Mathematics


                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % advanced on DCAS 8th Grade Reading



                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    % reduction in black-white achievement
    gaps on DCAS (since 2008-09)


                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders


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    % reduction in Hispanic-white
    achievement gaps on DCAS (since 2008-     ELL Achievement Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and
    09)                                       Leaders
    % reduction in low-income - high-income
    achievement gaps on DCAS (since 2008-
    09)
                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders
    NCLB graduation rate



                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Transition Grades, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders

    College enrollment rate


                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders

    College retention rate


                                              African American Achievement Gap, ELL Achievement Gap, Special Education Achievement
                                              Gap, Recruiting and Retaining Effective Teachers and Leaders




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Stakeholder Engagement to Develop Your Plan: How did you engage stakeholders in the process of developing this plan?

The district has engaged various stakeholders throughout the process during the 2010-2011 school year. The Seaford School District had a
planning team that included the teacher association president and vice president. The planning team participated in all of the Delaware
Department of Education workshops that were designed to help us develop our plan.

The next step was to begin district office planning meetings to initiate the data analysis and root cause analysis processes. Various meeting were
held in November and December, 2010. The district then met with Delaware Department of Education personnel in December (12-6-10) to share
the data analysis and root cause analysis preliminary results. The second step was to engage school level principals and district teacher specialists
during this time in order to extend the root cause discussions. (12-16-10)

The third step was to engage selected Board Members, community members, teachers and administrators on refining the root causes for our
challenges and to identify specific actions and strategies to address the root causes (12-20-10). This six hour process worked well and over two
hundred strategies were generated to assist in the Race to the Top Planning process. Approximately 45% of the strategies identified have made it
into the grant revision.

Several School Board members participated in the December 20, 2010 workshop session. A formal presentation was made to the school board
March 14, 2011 in public session. Coverage of that meeting was also written into the Board Minutes and in the local newspaper.

The next step was to engage parents and community members in the discussions. A district-wide evening forum was held on March 22, 2011. This
meeting was advertised in two local newspapers and every parent received phone call notification of the meeting. During the forum, discussions
centered on the RTTT objectives and strategies. The local television station in Salisbury, Maryland (WBOC) sent a live remote truck and reporter to
cover the event which provided additional positive press coverage of the process.

In order to continue to reach the staff members in the district, summary documents were e-mailed to each staff member in the school district with
an opportunity to respond and give feedback. The Seaford Educational Association also reviewed the full plan with each school representative.
Two Teacher Forums were held on April 4 to receive teacher feedback before the final plan submission, as well as ensuring that the teachers are
fully aware and knowledgeable about the types of changes that will be implemented to achieve student success. Each teacher received an e-mail
summary of the grant’s objectives and activities.

Finally, on May 2 there was a meeting of all of the School Leadership Teams in the district. During the meeting the RTTT goals and strategies were
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Common Measures and Targets: The state has defined fourteen Common Measures with corresponding state targets. Please specify your LEA’s
targets for each of these common measures.
Common Measures1                                LEA Baseline (cite                              LEA Targets                            Relevant State target
                                                date)                      2010-11        2011-12     2012-13              2013-14
% meets standard on DCAS Reading                30.4%                      40%            60%         80%                  100%        100% by 2013-14
(Note: Baseline data was fall 2010
DCAS administration.)
% meets standard on DCAS                        30.7%                      40%            60%            80%               100%        100% by 2013-14
Mathematics (Note: Baseline data was
fall 2010 DCAS administration.)
% meets standard on DCAS Science                2010 DSTP: Grade           DCAS: 40%      DCAS: 60%      DCAS: 80%         DCAS:       100% by 2013-14
(Note: When DCAS data becomes                   4=93.5%                                                                    100%
available this section will be updated.)        Grade 6=80.5%
                                                Grade 8=58%
                                                Grade 11=44.8%
% meets standard on DCAS Social                 2010 DSTP: Grade           DCAS: 40%      DCAS: 60%      DCAS: 80%         DCAS:       100% by 2013-14
Studies (Note: When DCAS data                   4=63.2%                                                                    100%
becomes available this section will be          Grade 6=59.6%
updated.)                                       Grade 8=46.9%
                                                Grade 11=38.1%
% advanced on DCAS 4th Grade                    5%                         DCAS: 15%      DCAS: 25%      DCAS: 40%         DCAS: 50%   60% proficient on NAEP
Mathematics (Note: Baseline data was                                                                                                   by 2015
fall 2010 DCAS administration.)
% advanced on DCAS 4th Grade Reading            15%                        DCAS: 22%      DCAS: 30%      DCAS: 38%         DCAS: 46%   55% proficient on NAEP
(Note: Baseline data was fall 2010                                                                                                     by 2015
DCAS administration.)
% advanced on DCAS 8th Grade                    5%                         DCAS: 15%      DCAS: 25%      DCAS: 40%         DCAS: 50%   55% proficient on NAEP
Mathematics (Note: Baseline data was                                                                                                   by 2015
fall 2010 DCAS administration.)
% advanced on DCAS 8th Grade Reading            24%                        DCAS: 30%      DCAS: 36%      DCAS: 42%         DCAS: 48%   55% proficient on NAEP

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    % meets standard = DCAS 3 or 4; % advance = DCAS 4; unless otherwise indicated % meets standards is for All Students

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(Note: Baseline data was fall 2010                                                                                by 2015
DCAS administration.)
% reduction in black-white               Reading=26           DCAS:        DCAS:        DCAS:        DCAS:        50% reduction on NAEP
achievement gaps on DCAS (since          percentage points,   Reading=23   Reading=20   Reading=17   Reading=13   by 2015
2008-09) (Note: 10th grade scores were   Math=20 percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
used which is the largest challenge in   points               points,      points,      points,      points,
the district)                                                 Math=18      Math=15      Math=12      Math=10
                                                              percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
                                                              points       points       points       points
% reduction in Hispanic-white            Reading=14percentage Reading=12   Reading=9    Reading=8    Reading=7    50% reduction on NAEP
achievement gaps on DCAS (since          points, Math=-9      percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage   by 2015
2008-09) (Note: 10th grade scores were   percentage points    points,      points,      points,      points,
used which is the largest challenge in                        Math=--8     Math=-7      Math=-6      Math=-5
the district)                                                 percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
                                                              points       points       points       points
% reduction in low-income - high-        Reading=13percentage Reading=11   Reading=9    Reading=7    Reading=6    50% reduction on NAEP
income achievement gaps on DCAS          points, Math=21      percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage   by 2015
(since 2008-09) (Note: 10th grade        percentage points    points,      points,      points,      points,
scores on DSTP were used which is the                         Math=19      Math=16      Math=14      Math=11
largest challenge in the district)                            percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
                                                              points       points       points       points
% reduction in ELL-non ELL               Reading=42           Reading=37   Reading=32   Reading=26   Reading=21   District Target
achievement gaps on DCAS (since          percentage points,   percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
2008-09) (Note: 10th grade scores on     Math=22 percentage   points,      points,      points,      points,
DSTP were used which is the largest      points               Math=20      Math=17      Math=14      Math=11
challenge in the district)                                    percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
                                                              points       points       points       points
% reduction in special education-non-    Reading=35           Reading=31   Reading=27   Reading=22   Reading=17   District Target
special education achievement gaps on    percentage points,   percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
DCAS (since 2008-09) (Note: 10th grade   Math=20 percentage   points,      points,      points,      points,
scores on DSTP were used which is the    points               Math=18      Math=15      Math=12      Math=10
largest challenge in the district)                            percentage   percentage   percentage   percentage
                                                              points       points       points       points
NCLB graduation rate                     78.1%                81%          83%          86%          88%          90% by 2013-14

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College enrollment rate                   78.8%                     80%            81%           82%            83%           70% by 2013-14
(Class of 2010)
College retention rate                    N/A                       N/A            N/A           N/A            N/A           85% by 2013-14

Additional LEA Measures                   You may also define additional measures and targets of your own. These may include measures from the
                                          Department’s “pre-defined measures” list, which is available on the Success Planning website.


Part 2: Goals, objectives, strategies, and activities
Goals: The state has defined four required goals. Please use this space to add any additional LEA goals.
Statewide Goals:
    1. Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with rigorous standards, curriculum, and assessments
    2. Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with sophisticated data systems and practices
    3. Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with effective teachers and leaders
    4. Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with deep support for the lowest-achieving schools
Additional LEA Goals:
    None



Objectives: The state has defined nine required objectives that will drive the achievement of the four required goals. Please use this space to add any
additional LEA objectives.
Statewide Objectives:                                                                       Alignment to Goals:
    1. Implement college and career ready standards and assessments                             1. Rigorous standards, curriculum, and assessments
    2. Improve access to and use of data systems                                                2. Sophisticated data systems and practices
    3. Build the capacity to use data                                                           3. Sophisticated data systems and practices
    4. Improve the effectiveness of educators based on performance                              4. Effective teachers and leaders
    5. Ensure equitable distribution of effective educators                                     5. Effective teachers and leaders
    6. Ensure that educators are effectively prepared                                           6. Effective teachers and leaders
    7. Provide effective support to educators                                                   7. Effective teachers and leaders
    8. Provide deep support to the lowest-achieving schools                                     8. Deep support for the lowest-achieving schools
    9. Engage families and communities effectively in supporting students’ academic             9. [As determined by LEA]

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           success
    Additional LEA Objectives:                                                                                      Alignment to Goals (State or LEA):
        None                                                                                                           

Goal 1: Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with rigorous standards, curriculum, and assessments
Objective 1: Implement college and career ready standards and assessments
Summary of strategies:
Required Strategies
    Support the development of new standards, align curriculum, and conduct assessments (SoW 1)
    Build a culture of college- and career-readiness in schools (SoW 2)
Additional LEA Strategies
    None


Activity plan by strategy:
Strategy 1: Support the development of new standards, align curriculum, and conduct assessments (SoW 1)                                            Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                   Principals
indicate each activity, the budgeted amount required for it    Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the    Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
(with funding sources), and the person who will be             activity will be carried out.                                                    each activity, and when they will be completed.
responsible for it. Required activities have already been      2010/2011             2011/2012         2012/2013            2013/2014
included.
Activities           Budgeted amount             Person        F   W    S    S    F    W    S    S    F    W    Sp    S    F     W    S    Su
                                                 responsible            p    u              p    u                    u               p
Ensure                        $2000 + OECs Directors of                          x    x    x    x    x    x    x     x    x     x    x    x            A Curriculum and Professional
                               per year for      Elementary                                                                                              Development Committee of
curriculum
                               the next 3        and                                                                                                     administrators and teacher
aligns with
                               years (100        Secondary                                                                                               leaders will convene on a
standards and is
                               hours of          Schools                                                                                                 monthly basis to coordinate
implemented
with fidelity                  curriculum                                                                                                                Common Core Standards
                               work x                                                                                                                    adoption, LFS KUDs
                               $20=$2,000                                                                                                                development and professional
                               +OECs)                                                                                                                    development planning.
                                                                                                                                                         Agendas and minutes from
                                                                                                                                                         these meetings will be kept


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                                                                                                                         monthly beginning August,
                                                                                                                         2011.
                                                                                                                        The district will house all
                                                                                                                         approved LFS/ KUD documents
                                                                                                                         on the district internal website
                                                                                                                         beginning in October 2011.
Revise                    No Cost                               x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      Elementary and secondary
elementary and             (funded from                                                                                  formative assessments (KUD
secondary                  Title II TQ)                                                                                  assessments secondary and
formative                                                                                                                end of unit assessments
assessments to                                                                                                           elementary) will be revised to
ensure                                                                                                                   reflect Common Core
curriculum                                                                                                               standards and current
alignment                                                                                                                assessment standards in
                                                                                                                         October annually. These
                                                                                                                         assessments will be given
                                                                                                                         quarterly and the results will
                                                                                                                         be used to drive PLC initiatives.

                                                                                                                        The district will house all
                                                                                                                         completed common
                                                                                                                         assessments/ KUD documents
                                                                                                                         on the district internal website
                                                                                                                         beginning November 2011.

Provide weekly   No Cost                  Directors of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      School and district
collaborative                             Elementary                                                                     administrators will monitor
planning time                             and                                                                            and provide instructional
through                                   Secondary                                                                      feedback to the teacher
Professional                              Schools                                                                        leaders of the PLC’s monthly
Learning                                                                                                                 beginning in September 2011.
Communities                                                                                                              This is an expected
(PLC) that                                                                                                               administrative task within their
focuses on                                                                                                               scopes of work. Weekly
aligning                                                                                                                 records of PLC agendas and
curriculum,                                                                                                              minutes will be maintained.
assessment and
instruction to
Common Core
Standards
Ensure           No Cost                  Directors of               x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      The district will utilize
curriculum and                            Elementary                                                                     completed KUDs as scope and

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LFS strategies                               and                                                                sequence for new curriculum
are                                          Secondary                                                          alignment. On a quarterly
implemented                                  Schools                                                            basis beginning November
with fidelity                                                                                                   2011 district administrators
                                                                                                                will monitor that the new KUDs
                                                                                                                are being implemented with
                                                                                                                fidelity. This is an expected
                                                                                                                administrative task within their
                                                                                                                scopes of work.
                                                                                                               LFS teaching strategies will be
                                                                                                                integrated within the revised
                                                                                                                walkthrough tool beginning
                                                                                                                September 2011.
Continue to               $2000 + OECs      Directors of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      The district administrators will
implement                  per year for      Elementary                                                         develop a common tool for
Learning                   the next 3        and                                                                classroom walkthroughs to be
Focused                    years (LFS        Secondary                                                          used with weekly walkthroughs
Strategies with            stipends for      Schools                                                            (September 2011) Data will be
fidelity                   training 100                                                                         formulated to drive
                           hours x $20                                                                          professional development and
                           per hour                                                                             PLC agendas. Additional PD
                           =$2000                                                                               will be based on walkthrough
                           +OECs )                                                                              data.

                           $1050 + OECs
                            for LFS
                            substitutes
                            for training
                            per year for
                            the next 3
                            years (10 days
                            x $105 per
                            day + OECs
Budget total      $5050 + OECs
                  ($15,150 + OECs for
                  the next 3 years)




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Strategy 2: Build a culture of college- and career-readiness in schools (SoW 2)                                                                       Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                      Principals
indicate each activity, the budgeted amount required for it     Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the        Deliverables: List the major
(with funding sources), and the person who will be              activity will be carried out.                                                        deliverable(s) for
responsible for it. Required activities have already been       2010/2011              2011/2012          2012/2013             2013/2014            each activity, and when they will be
included.                                                                                                                                            completed.
Activities           Budgeted                     Person        F   W    Sp    Su   F    W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp   Su    F   W     Sp     Su
                     Amount                       responsible
Provide rigorous              $1000 per          Director of                  X    X    X    X     X     X   X     X    X     X   X     X      X            Revised curriculum
advanced                       year for the       Secondary                                                                                                   documents will reflect
coursework by                  next 3 years       Schools                                                                                                     college level competencies in
                                                                                                                                                                th        th
revising college               (Contract with                                                                                                                 11 and 12 grade English
readiness                      Del Tech for                                                                                                                   and mathematics courses so
programs at                    curriculum                                                                                                                     that students taking the
Seaford High                   alignment                                                                                                                      courses will be more
School                         service)                                                                                                                       successful on the college
                                                                                                                                                              AcuPlacer exam for college
                                                                                                                                                              readiness beginning January
                                                                                                                                                              2012.
                             $11,000 per                                           x    x    x     x     x   x     x    x     x   x     x      x            Revision of AP course
                              year for the                                                                                                                    requirements to include
                              next 3 years                                                                                                                    mandatory AP exam
                              for support                                                                                                                     requirement beginning
                              costs for AP                                                                                                                    September 2011.
                              exams—(SAT
                              exams and
                              PSAT exams
                              will be offered
                              at no cost
                              through DDOE
                              RTTT budget)
Provide rigorous             $40,000 per       Director of                         x    x    x     x     x   x     x    x     x   x     x      x            Memorandum of
advanced                      year for the      Secondary                                                                                                     Understanding with Del Tech
coursework by                 next 3 years      Schools                                                                                                       to provide college courses at
offering college              (Contract with                                                                                                                  Seaford High School such as
level programs                Del Tech to                                                                                                                     ENG 121. The impact of the
at Seaford High               offset college                                                                                                                  program will be reviewed at
School                        tuition and                                                                                                                     the end of each semester
                              placement                                                                                                                       based on determined
                              exam costs)                                                                                                                     qualitative and quantitative
                                                                                                                                                              measures, such as passing

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                                                                                                          rates and student surveys
                                                                                                          beginning January 2012.
Target high-         .75 FTE           Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      Develop and implement a
need or low-          position =        Secondary                                                         College and Career Readiness
achieving             $56,000 +         Schools                                                           Guide for students in grades
students for          OECs per year                                                                       5-12 with monthly targets to
enrollment in         for the next 3                                                                      be implemented by the
advanced              years (Note:                                                                        Counselor beginning in
coursework by         $24,908 of                                                                          August 2011.
maintaining the       Year I
secondary level       carryover
College and           funds were
Career                requested for
Readiness             remainder of
Counselor             26 pay periods
                      not covered in
                      Year I grant
                      period-
                      approximately
                      June 15, 2011
                      to August 30,
                      2011)

Target high-         $1501 per year    Director of   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X      Track success rates for
need or low-          for the next 3    Secondary                                                         students taking SAT prep
achieving             years (SAT        Schools                                                           classes comparing prior SAT
students for          Prep materials)                                                                     results and first testing
enrollment in                                                                                             session after classes
advanced                                                                                                  beginning September 2011.
coursework by
creating                                                                                                 Track success rates of AP
afterschool          $3,000 + OECs                                                                       students taking the AP exams
previewing,           per year for                                                                        and the % of students taking
enrichment and        the next 3                                                                          the exams beginning
supports              years (SAT and                                                                      November 2011.
                      AP tutoring                                                                        Formative AP assessments
                      teacher                                                                             (APEX, DBQ’s) will be given
                      stipends 100                                                                        to students quarterly to
                      hours x $30                                                                         provide data on additional
                      per                                                                                 supports needed beginning
                      hour=$3000 +                                                                        November 2011.
                      OECs)

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                                                                                                         College and Career Readiness
                    $6,000 + OECs                                                                        Counselor will be responsible
                     per year for                                                                         for actively recruiting
                     the next 3                                                                           students and ensuring that
                     years (Middle                                                                        the necessary students will
                     school Honors                                                                        be involved in these support
                     support                                                                              mechanisms by conferencing
                     stipends 200                                                                         with students and parents,
                     hours x $30                                                                          analyzing data to target
                     per hour =                                                                           specific students who should
                     $6,000+ OECs)                                                                        attend, but are not planning
                                                                                                          to attend. The counselor will
                                                                                                          keep logs and records
                                                                                                          contacts and utilized
                                                                                                          strategies beginning
                                                                                                          September 2011.

Proactively         $1000 per year     Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      Revise AP and develop IB
support              for the next 3     Secondary                                                         curriculum scope and
students in          years              Schools                                                           sequences. Advanced
advanced             (Contracted                                                                          Placement and International
coursework by        Service for                                                                          Baccalaureate teachers will
providing well       Registration                                                                         receive professional
trained AP and       Costs for IB                                                                         development and on-going
IB teachers          and AP                                                                               workshop training to support
                     summer                                                                               their courses and students’
                     institutes)                                                                          academic needs beginning in
                                                                                                          January 2012.
                    $1050 per year                                                                      AP and IB are both being
                     for the next 3                                                                       implemented as a result of
                     years (Travel                                                                        the transformation process
                     costs for AP                                                                         to focused on academies at
                     and IB training)                                                                     the high schools beginning in
                                                                                                          January.

Proactively         $66,000 +          Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      Utilize Spring DCAS scores to
support all          OECs per year      Secondary                                                         compare cohort students in
students             for the next 3     Schools                                                           appropriate extended day
through              years (Teacher     and                                                               and/or summer previewing
extended day         stipends for       Elementary                                                        sessions to non-cohort
and summer           serving            Schools                                                           students beginning annually

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academic                      students in                                                                                                                      beginning in July 2011
previewing                    grades K-12 =
sessions                      $66,000 for                                                                                                                     Maintain rosters of students
                              2200 hours x                                                                                                                     enrolled in various academic
                              $30 per hour+                                                                                                                    support and intervention
                              OECs)                                                                                                                            sessions beginning in
                                                                                                                                                               September 2011

                             $19,051.03
                              per year for
                              the next 3
                              years (Bus
                              service home
                              after school
                              sessions and
                              summer for
                              academic
                              services


Budget total        $205,602.03 + OECs
                    ($616,806.09 + OECs
                    total for the next three
                    years)




Additional LEA Strategy: Support the restructuring of Seaford Senior High School into smaller learning communities                                    Owner: Director of Secondary
through the use of the Transformational Model                                                                                                         Education and High School
                                                                                                                                                      Principal
indicate each activity, the budgeted amount required for it     Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the        Deliverables: List the major
(with funding sources), and the person who will be              activity will be carried out.                                                        deliverable(s) for
responsible for it. Required activities have already been       2010/2011              2011/2012          2012/2013            2013/2014             each activity, and when they will be
included.                                                                                                                                            completed.
Activities            Budgeted amount             Person        F   W    Sp    Su   F    W    Sp    Su    F   W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp     Su
                                                  responsible
Provide rigorous               $5000 per         Director of                  x    x    x    x     x     x   x    x     x     x   x     x      x            Complete International
advanced                        year for the      Secondary                                                                                                   Baccalaureate application
coursework by                   next 3 years      Schools                                                                                                     process for high school
adopting the                    (Contract                                                                                                                     implementation in fall of

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International           with outside                                                                           2013 (ongoing beginning
Baccalaureate           expert to                                                                              spring 2011).
program at              assist in IB
Seaford High            application
School                  process)

In order to            $61,000 +       Directors of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x      Through the revision of the
support the             OECs for        Secondary                                                              instructional core, as well as
adoption of a           ROTC Military   Schools                                                                supporting a small learning
school within a         Academy                                                                                community’s infrastructure,
school model            teacher will                                                                           additional instructional staff
(Delaware New           be funded for                                                                          will be hired by August 2011
Tech Academy,           3 years at                                                                             to meet student needs.
Sussex County           $$61,000 +                                                                            The Delaware New Tech
Military Academy,       OECs (Note:                                                                            Academy and the Sussex
Seaford                 As per DDOE                                                                            Military Academy will be
Leadership              [Jim Palmer]                                                                           operation and providing
Academy, IB             approval                                                                               services to over 350 students
Academy), a more        $278,546 in                                                                            at Seaford High School during
personalized            Year I                                                                                 the 2011-12 school year.
approach to             carryover
student learning        funds can be
is warranted.           used to
                        support 3 FTE
                        core
                        academic
                        teachers for
                        academies
                        for Year II
                        and $278,546
                        in Year I
                        carryover can
                        be used for
                        the same
                        staffing for
                        Year III)

                       $83,000 per                                                                           Implement the New Tech
                        year for the                                                                           Academy with fidelity using
                        next 3 years                                                                           the support of the New Tech
                        (New Tech                                                                              Network and Innovative
                        Network                                                                                Schools beginning in August

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                          Contract =                                                                                       2011.
                          $75,000
                          annually for 3
                          years; IB
                          Contract=
                          $8000
                          annually for 3
                          years)

Budget total    $149,000 + OECs
                ($447,000 + OECs
                total for the next three
                years not counting
                carryover funds)

Objective 1 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12      2012-13       2013-14       Rationale
                                                   (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)   (End of SY)   (End of SY)
Percent of 5th graders promoted annually           2010= 98%       98%          99%          100%          100%          Appropriate student
                                                                                                                         interventions after school
                                                                                                                         and during the summer
                                                                                                                         with proper LFS strategies
                                                                                                                         should ensure greater
                                                                                                                         student success and
                                                                                                                         promotion.
Percent of 8th graders promoted annually         2010= 97%        97%          98%           99%           100%          Appropriate student
                                                                                                                         interventions after school
                                                                                                                         and during the summer
                                                                                                                         with proper LFS strategies
                                                                                                                         should ensure greater
                                                                                                                         student success and
                                                                                                                         promotion.
Percent of 9th graders promoted annually         2010= 82%        86%          90%           95%           100%          The restructuring of the
                                                                                                                         high school with proper
                                                                                                                         LFS strategies should
                                                                                                                         result in more students
                                                                                                                         achieving success at the

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                                                                                           9th grade level.
Percent of all high school students (9-12) taking   N/A    10%        13%    16%    20%    The revision of the high
college courses (AP courses and Academic                                                   school curriculum and the
Challenge)                                                                                 partnerships with Del Tech
                                                                                           should result in more
                                                                                           students identified as
                                                                                           college ready.
Percent of AP and/or IB students taking AP          42%    45%        60%    80%    100%   The revision of the AP
and/or IB exams                                                                            should increase the
                                                                                           percentage of students
                                                                                           taking the exams.
Percentage of student who took and passed AP        42%    48%        55%    60%    75%    With additional teacher
exams                                                                                      training and student
                                                                                           supports, students passing
                                                                                           the AP exam and earning
                                                                                           college credit should
                                                                                           increase.
Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of students in       N/A    Baseline   >90%   >90%   >90%   The academy model will
Delaware New Tech Academy and the Seaford                                                  promote greater student
Military Academy                                                                           engagement and create a
                                                                                           sense of purpose among
                                                                                           students which should
                                                                                           translate into better
                                                                                           attendance at high school.
Drop Out Rate                                       7.8%   7%         6%     5%     4%     The academy model will
                                                                                           increase student
                                                                                           engagement and give
                                                                                           students greater
                                                                                           ownership of their
                                                                                           educational process which
                                                                                           should lower the dropout
                                                                                           rate.




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Objective 1 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]

This portion of the grant focuses on college and career readiness. Students will achieve this goal through several avenues. High school students will
have three different ways to achieve college-level credit - Advanced Placement Courses and exams, Del-Tech Courses offered at Seaford High School, or
through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program (2013-2014). Furthermore, with the restructuring of the high school into small learning
communities and the addition of a Graduation Counselor and guide, students will be thinking about college and careers, and more importantly taking
the necessary steps to be successful, much earlier than is currently the norm.

In order to achieve college and career readiness, many steps have to be taken long before a student reaches graduation. The use of after school or
summer interventions will provide for support for traditional and non-traditional students in succeeding in rigorous courses such as middle school
honors and Advanced Placement courses. All K-12 students will be eligible to participate in extended day supports such as tutoring and previewing
activities. Students who are struggling academically will be provided the assistance needed to be successful. Our levels of support address the low-
achieving student as well as the accelerated student. While initial planning and curriculum development costs for support classes will be developed
during the time period of this grant, support services to address student deficiencies can be sustained with Title I funds beyond the life of this grant.

During the first year of the RTTT grant, we implemented a College and Career Counseling position to work with students and families in grades 6-12. We
will expand the scope of this position for the next three years to include grades 5-12. This will cover transitional grades and activities as well. During the
summer of 2012, the Director of Secondary Schools and the principals will set monthly targets for this position. Duties will include conducting individual
and small group counseling sessions on the college application process, advising students on course selections that will add rigor to their schedules,
conducting parent meetings on the college application process, organizing college visits and speakers, monitor AP and APIP activities, organize school
internships at the high school level and other activities related to the Student Success Planning process.

The move to the Common Core Standards is linked to the implementation of Learning Focused Strategies in the Seaford School District. While the
Common Core Standards provides the curriculum framework, the LFS strategies and KUD planning tools define some of the instructional strategies
needed to be successful in the classroom. With the revisions of our formative assessments, the curriculum, instruction and assessment triad is
addressed in the objective and provides a cohesive approach that we haven’t had in the past. These critical components will be cemented into the daily
routines and will not require funding beyond the scope of this grant. The Seaford School District will continue to support remedial, previewing and
enrichment activities through extended day/year activities. These activities will target students who need to be remediated in order to meet district and
state standards, who need to attend previewing sessions to learn prerequisite skills prior to classroom instruction and for those students in high
achieving classes who need support or enrichment.

The restructuring of the high school using the Transformational Model will play a large part in the success of the students. The first two academies at


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 the high school (Delaware New Tech Academy and the Seaford Military Academy) will be implemented during the 2011-2012 school year. Additionally,
 the IB program is scheduled to be implemented in the 2013-2014 school year. As students begin transitioning into the smaller learning academies, the
 school should see an increase in average daily attendance, a decrease in the dropout rate and improved academic achievement. Large portions of the
 startup costs and training for these endeavors are being funded through the 1003(g) SIG grant as well as Race to the Top. Additionally, the Seaford
 Board of Education has approved the ability of the district to go ahead with plans to renovate Seaford High School to more appropriately function as a
 small learning community’s school. This action demonstrates the support of all stakeholders to ensure the success of this transformation at the
 secondary level.

 The Seaford School District is seeking a partnership with Del Tech to help our students be more successful in college courses while in high school. When
 students apply at Del Tech, they have to take the Accuplacer placement exam. Only those scoring at the highest levels can take credited college courses.
 Those who do not score that high on the exams must take remedial courses until they can score high enough on the placement exam to begin taking
 credited classes. Many of our students who take remedial courses become mired in the remedial classes and never advance beyond them. The district
 will contract with Del Tech during the 2011-12 school year to help revise our 11th and 12th grade English curriculum to include many of the skills that are
 covered in the remedial courses. Students will be offered the Accuplacer exam at the end of 10th, 11th and 12th grades with the hope that the skills
 covered in the regular 11th and 12th grade classes will advance their skill sets enough to begin taking classes while in high school. It is our belief that if
 students begin to experience success during high school, then they will continue to pursue college after graduation. Our partnership with Del Tech will
 include offering two different credited English courses at Seaford High School during the 2011-2012 school year. Eventually we want to be able to offer
 two English and two mathematics courses each year at the high school. Students who want additional courses above and beyond these will be released
 to take those courses at Del Tech.

 These are bold actions designed to permanently alter teaching and learning in the school district. The LFS, Common Core, Delaware New Tech and Del
 Tech partnerships will provide more rigor to our instructional focus, as well as providing students with many more opportunities to become college and
 career ready.

 Goal 2: Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with sophisticated data systems and practices

 Objective 2: Improve access to and use of data systems
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     Implement and support improvement of the state longitudinal data system (SoW 3)
 Additional LEA Strategies




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          None


Activity plan by strategy:
 Strategy: Implement and support improvement of the state longitudinal data system (SoW 3)                                                                 Owner: Director of
                                                                                                                                                           Accountability
 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the    Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity    Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
 budgeted amount required for it (with funding          will be carried out.                                                                      each activity, and when they will be
 sources), and the person who will be responsible       2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014              completed.
 for it. Required activities have already been
 included.
 Activities                Budgeted Person              F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F    W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                           amount      responsible
 Provide professional No Cost          Director of                            x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x                Create an implementation plan for
 development to                        Accountability                                                                                                        training staff on using the system
 teachers and staff                                                                                                                                          beginning in October, 2011.
 on using the new                                                                                                                                            Training will occur on built in
 state longitudinal                                                                                                                                          Professional Development Days.
 data system
 Provide principals        No Cost     Director of                            x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x                Upon the completion of each DCAS
 with the skill set                    Accountability                                                                                                        window, a data analysis activity
 needed to use data                                                                                                                                          will occur targeting parents and
 analysis effectively                                                                                                                                        community. While all will be
 with their parents                                                                                                                                          welcomed, a specific list of
 and community.                                                                                                                                              students who are at-risk will be
                                                                                                                                                             targeted individually by the
                                                                                                                                                             counselors in order to increase
                                                                                                                                                             attendance. Intense DCAS training
                                                                                                                                                             for district and school leadership
                                                                                                                                                             will occur during the summer
                                                                                                                                                             administrative meetings beginning
                                                                                                                                                             with the in July 2011

 Budget total            0

 Objective 2 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
 Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12                                   2012-13             2013-14         Rationale
                                                    (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)                                (End of SY)         (End of SY)
 Percentage of teachers who rate their comfort                      Baseline     80%                                       85%                 90%             Teachers will use a tool as

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level with using the new system as comfortable                                                                                long as they feel
or somewhat comfortable on an end of year                                                                                     comfortable using it. The
survey.                                                                                                                       district must make the
                                                                                                                              longitudinal data system a
                                                                                                                              priority and present it as
                                                                                                                              an effective tool through
                                                                                                                              effective professional
                                                                                                                              development.
Increase in immersion of a data culture as                           Baseline       Increase of   Increase of   Increase of   This audit tool captures
measured by a pre and post data audit (Alvo                                         10% in        10% in        10% in        data on data use, data
Institute Data Audit) or locally developed survey.                                  total score   total score   total score   management, and
                                                                                                                              attitudes and perceptions
                                                                                                                              about data. If the training
                                                                                                                              and implementation of
                                                                                                                              both state and district
                                                                                                                              programs are successful,
                                                                                                                              then an increase across all
                                                                                                                              areas should be observed.
Increase in the percentage of parents who can                        15%            30%           45%           60%           Parents will use the Home
access DCAS scores through the Home Access                                                                                    Access Center as long as
Center.                                                                                                                       they have access to it and
                                                                                                                              to a computer. By having
                                                                                                                              parent nights following
                                                                                                                              each administration
                                                                                                                              session, parents can
                                                                                                                              receive individual
                                                                                                                              assistance in looking up
                                                                                                                              their children’s’ results.


Objective 2 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]
The Seaford School District doesn’t have any type of data collection software that is used with multiple sources of data. Staff now has to look up each
set of data individually that consumes time. The use of the new Longitudinal Data System will save time and will encourage teachers and administrators

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to use data efficiently. The use of the data system will also support the use of the Data Coaches within the 90 minute common planning time and will
help to drive instructional adjustments. This shift to a data-rich culture is a dramatic shift from the current reality, especially addressing all students,
and not just low-achievers. Targeted support to achieve high levels of data use will be instituted into the culture over the next three years through
systems and targeted professional development and will not require additional funding beyond the scope of this grant.

We will measure the use of data through a pre and post measure, the Alvo Institute Data Culture Analysis Rubric or a district created survey. The
teachers will take this data culture audit or survey as a pre and post measure on a yearly basis. The audit provides information on three sections: data
use, data management, and attitudes and perceptions. The survey results will also provide us with information and data to plan any follow up
professional development needed to ensure full implementation.

Following each of the three DCAS testing windows, the schools will provide parents with opportunities to access their children’s assessment scores
through the Home Access Center provided in e-school. Parents who haven’t signed up for access will receive that attention during the data sessions.
School personnel will then explain how to read and interpret that data based upon their children’s actual scores. Strategies to help each student will be
discussed and provide to parents. Community access to DCAS results will be given annually at the public School Board meeting when achievement
results are shared and discussed.

All elementary school parents have annual parent/teacher conferences where student assessment data is discussed and shared. Assessment results are
sent home on a regular basis.




Objective 3: Build the capacity to use data
Summary of strategies:
Required Strategies
    Ensure implementation of instructional improvement systems (SoW 4)
Additional LEA Strategies
    None
Activity plan by strategy:
Strategy: Ensure implementation of instructional improvement systems (SoW 4)                                                   Owner: Directors and
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For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be
sources), and the person who will be responsible      2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014             completed.
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                Budgeted Person             F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su     F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                          amount       responsible:
Provide 90 minutes        No Cost      Directors of             x     x     x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x              School and district administrators
of weekly                              Elementary                                                                                                        will monitor and provide
collaborative time                     and                                                                                                               instructional feedback to the
                                       Secondary                                                                                                         teacher leaders of the PLC’s
                                       Education                                                                                                         monthly beginning September
                                                                                                                                                         2011. Weekly records of PLC
                                                                                                                                                         agendas and minutes will be
                                                                                                                                                         maintained. (See narrative)
Implement (or           No Cost       Director of                           x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x              Administrators will receive ongoing
enhance) an             (Develop      Human                                                                                                              DPAS II Revised training and
instructional           ment          Resources                                                                                                          assistance. Part of this will include
improvement             Coaches                                                                                                                          walkthrough data analysis to
system by using the     are                                                                                                                              validate fidelity of indentified
state DPAS II Revised   funded in                                                                                                                        instructional strategies beginning
process and             Objective                                                                                                                        August 2011.
Development             7)
Coaches
Use State data          $17,594       Directors of                          x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x              The Directors will maintain weekly
coaches to facilitate   per year      Elementary                                                                                                         agendas and minutes of
collaborative time      for the       and                                                                                                                collaborative planning time that
                        next 3        Secondary                                                                                                          involves Data Coach beginning
                        years         Education                                                                                                          September 2011.
                        (DOE
                        contract)
Adjust instructional    No Cost       Directors                             x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x              Teachers will create lessons and
strategies based on                   and                                                                                                                assessments based upon PLC
data and use of                       Principals                                                                                                         professional development. These
collaborate time                                                                                                                                         will be collected and shared
                                                                                                                                                         throughout the district beginning
                                                                                                                                                         October 2011.


Budget total            $17,594
                        ($52,782
                        total for

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                    the next
                    three
                    years)

Objective 3 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12           2012-13       2013-14       Rationale
                                                   (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)        (End of SY)   (End of SY)
Increase in immersion of a data culture as                         Baseline     Increase of       Increase of   Increase of   This audit tools captures
measured by a pre and post data audit for                                       10% in            10% in        10% in        data on data use, data
teachers (Alvo Institute Data Audit –or local                                   total score       total score   total score   management, and
created survey instrument on pre and post data                                                                                attitudes and perceptions
use.)                                                                                                                         about data. If the training
                                                                                                                              and implementation of
                                                                                                                              both state and district
                                                                                                                              programs are successful,
                                                                                                                              then an increase across all
                                                                                                                              areas should be observed.
Increase in immersion of a data culture as                           Baseline      Increase of    Increase of   Increase of   This audit tools captures
measured by a pre and post data audit for                                          10% in         10% in        10% in        data on data use, data
administrators (Alvo Institute Data Audit –or local                                total score    total score   total score   management, and
created survey instrument on pre and post data                                                                                attitudes and perceptions
use.)                                                                                                                         about data. If the training
                                                                                                                              and implementation of
                                                                                                                              both state and district
                                                                                                                              programs are successful,
                                                                                                                              then an increase across all
                                                                                                                              areas should be observed.


Objective 3 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]
The Seaford School District began implementation of the 90 minute PLC times in January, 2011. The implementation of the PLC times during the 2011-
12 school year was done with the cooperation of the district teachers’ association. Several different configurations were offered to the teachers at the
elementary levels and the district wanted to implement the one that met their needs as long as it was within the collaborative planning guidelines of the
RTTT grant.

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The 90 minute collaborative time provides schools and principals with many options that have not been available before this grant. First, the data
coaches will be able to assist teachers and administrators in making good use of data for instructional decision making. Second, the use of the
development coaches will provide for continuity of implementation for the DPAS II system. Finally, by providing time during the 90 minute planning
time for individual teacher improvement interventions, the chance of teachers successfully completing their Improvement Plans will increase.

The 90 minute PLC time will occur weekly in after school sessions except on the weeks when there are professional development days. Each PLC has a
leader that is either a department chairperson (secondary) or grade cluster chairperson (elementary). The principals will set agendas for the leader
weekly and will collect minutes after each meeting. The principal will meet monthly with the leaders to ensure that the PLC time is being implemented
with fidelity.

Learning Focused Strategies (LFS) is the instructional improvement system that the Seaford School District has adopted. This instructional infrastructure
married with a comprehensive monitoring system will enhance the district’s ability to monitor the implementation, identify master teachers as well as
target the strategies that have the greatest impact on student growth. This will continue to be a focal point of professional development over the
summer, during the school year and during PLC times. The school district will also deliver to teachers classroom strategies that will ensure student
success. These strategies are designed keep students engaged in their learning patterns and habits.

There are four PLC times per month that each teacher is part of. Two of the PLC times each month will be spent with the data coaches working with the
teachers and administrators starting with the 2011-12 school year. Since we do not qualify for a full time data coach, we will use the train-the trainer
model in Seaford. There will be four additional Lead Teachers or instructional coaches hired beginning with the 2011-12 school year. Three will be
funded from the RTTT grant and one from Title I (mathematics specific). These four coaches will be trained along with the Associate Principals in each
school to serve as data coaches. This method will allow us to cover the needs of the PLC groups twice per month throughout the year. One additional
session each month will be spent on grade level or department curriculum alignment and assessment development. The remaining PLC time will be
devoted to school and district wide initiatives such as Learning Focused Strategies and other initiatives within our Professional Development Plan.

The duties of the Lead Teachers will be to serve as data coaches for PLC activities, model lessons, review data, identify critical areas of improvement,
provide individual teacher professional development based upon identified needs and assist in curriculum alignment activities. These positions will also
have at least one teaching duty per day. The Lead Teachers will be under the direction and supervision of the Director of Elementary Schools and
Director of Secondary Schools .The use of the Associate Principals as data coaches will help ensure that our future principals will be data driven leaders.
It will also help us sustain the data coach model after the RTTT grant expires.

By increasing the use of data to make instructional adjustments, teachers will be able to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their
students and therefore increase student achievement. Through the implementation of data coaches and the 90 minute planning time, teachers and
administrators will build their capacity to access, analyze, and use data to improve student achievement. The use of data will be embedded into the


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 culture of all Seaford Schools by 2014. The Lead Teachers will take on the role of data coaches with support from administration and will not require
 additional funds.
 Goal 3: Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with effective teachers and leaders
 Objective 4: Improve the effectiveness of educators based on performance
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     Use evaluations as a primary factor in educator development, promotion, advancement, retention, and removal (SoW 5)
     Establish new educator career paths linked to evaluation (SoW 6)
 Additional LEA Strategies
     None
Activity plan by strategy:
 Strategy: Use evaluations as a primary factor in educator development, promotion, advancement, retention, and                                          Owner: Directors and
 removal (SoW 5)                                                                                                                                        Principals

 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the      Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s)
 budgeted amount required for it (with funding            will be carried out.                                                                     for
 sources), and the person who will be responsible for     2010/2011            2011/2012              2012/2013             2013/2014              each activity, and when they will be
 it. Required activities have already been included.                                                                                               completed.
 Activities               Budgeted         Person         F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F    W     Sp    Su
                          amount           responsible:
 Integrate                No Cost          Director of                          x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     Development Coaches will work with the
 development              (Development Human                                                                                                       district administrators on improving
 coaches into the         Coaches are      Resources                                                                                               observation and evaluation skills through
 evaluation process       funded in                                                                                                                Professional Development. Agendas of PD
 by delivering on-        Objective 7)                                                                                                             activities will be kept and documentation
 going new DPAS II                                                                                                                                 on teachers who need improvement will
 professional                                                                                                                                      be based upon both the formal evaluation
 development for                                                                                                                                   results and principal informal assessments
 administrators and                                                                                                                                (walk-throughs) of teacher needs. This will
 conducting inter-                                                                                                                                 be analyzed in April of 2012, 2013 and
 rater reliability                                                                                                                                 2014.
 training/analysis for
 administrators
 Provide SAMs             $8,000 per       Appropriate    x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     The SAMs training will complete time
 (Model 3) training       year for the     Elementary                                                                                              management analysis for administrators


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for four schools        next 3 years    and                                                                   involved in the project beginning in
(SHS Year 1 from        (DOE            Secondary                                                             October 2011.
other funds, SMS        contract)       Directors
Year 2, Blades                          and                                                                   Monthly reports generated by the Time
Elementary Year 3                       Principals                                                            Tracker software to increase time on
and an additional                                                                                             instruction beginning in October 2011.
elementary school
in Year 4)
Provide data            $17,280 +       Appropriate           x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   The SAMs training will complete time
support for schools     OECs (6         Elementary                                                            management analysis for administrators
implementing            positions x 8   and                                                                   involved in the project beginning October
Distributed             hours/week x    Secondary                                                             2011.
Leadership, SAMs        $12/hour x 30   Directors
and/or major RTTT       weeks =         and
initiatives such as     $17,280 +       Principals
data coach on-line      OECs )
reports
Deliver professional    No cost         Appropriate   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Beginning in October 2011, appropriate
development                             Elementary                                                            director will keep a detailed account of all
offerings that are                      and                                                                   assigned PD required of the identified staff
aligned with                            Secondary                                                             and will demonstrate the use of targeted
evidence based                          Directors                                                             instructional strategies as part of any
improvement plans                       and                                                                   improvement plan. Fidelity of the
for identified staff.                   Principals                                                            implementation will be documented
(This professional                                                                                            through observations and the use of the
development will be                                                                                           LFS walkthough tool.
incorporated within
the 90 minute
collaborative time.)
Create model            No cost         Director of           x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Model Plans will be created and shared
Educational                             Human                                                                 with district administrators. They will be
Improvement Plans                       Resources                                                             reviewed annually and updated as needed
that can be used for                                                                                          in July, 2011, 2012 and 2013
teachers and
administrators
Budget total            $25,280 +
                        OECs for
                        2011-12
                        ($75,840 +
                        OECs for
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Strategy: Establish new educator career paths linked to evaluation (SoW 6)                                                                             Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                       Principals
For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be
sources), and the person who will be responsible      2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014             completed.
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                 Budgeted Person            F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F    W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                           amount      responsible:
Define the career          No cost     Director of                    x     x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x     The existing career ladders will be identified
ladders already in                     Human                                                                                                   and a path forward created by August 2011.
place                                  Resources                                                                                               The Director of Human Resources will update
                                                                                                                                               annually (August) the Recruiting and
                                                                                                                                               Retaining High Quality Teachers and Leaders
                                                                                                                                               Plan which will include the Career Ladders.
Create career ladder     No cost      Director of                           x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x     New career ladders will be identified and
chart with                            Human                                                                                                    added to a comprehensive plan annually in
descriptions of each                  Resources                                                                                                August 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The
such as Lead                                                                                                                                   Director of Human Resources will update
Teacher, Teacher                                                                                                                               annually (August) the Recruiting and
Specialist,                                                                                                                                    Retaining High Quality Teachers and Leaders
Instructional Coach                                                                                                                            Plan which will include the Career Ladders.
and Associate
Principal for
Instruction

Establish and staff a    $175,000     Appropriate                           x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x     Beginning in June 2011, the Instructional
Lead                     + OECs       Elementary                                                                                               Coaching positions will be staffed based
Teacher/Instructional    per year     and                                                                                                      upon Exemplary evaluations through the
Coaches position in      for the      Secondary                                                                                                DPAS II process. Job responsibility
each high-need           next 3       Directors                                                                                                documents will establish expectations to be
school (2 for            years        and                                                                                                      accomplished annually. These job
elementary level                      Principals                                                                                               responsibilities will be used to establish job
serving four schools                                                                                                                           targets and goals that will be part of the
and 2 for secondary                                                                                                                            DPAS II evaluation annually. (see Objective 3
level with one                                                                                                                                 narrative for specifics and details)
funded from Title I)
Budget total             $175,000
                         + OECs


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                   annually
                   ($525,000
                   + OECs
                   for Next 3
                   Years)




Objective 4 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12      2012-13       2013-14       Rationale
                                                   (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)   (End of SY)   (End of SY)
Teacher Effectiveness: Percentage of teachers      2011-12         2011-12      2011-12      10%           10%           This objective measures
who receive at least “satisfactory” on student     Baseline        Baseline     Baseline     growth        growth        how well the district and
growth component of DPAS II                                                                  annually      annually      its school leaders are
                                                                                                                         increasing the
                                                                                                                         effectiveness of teachers
                                                                                                                         through the recruitment
                                                                                                                         process, the development
                                                                                                                         of teachers and the
                                                                                                                         evaluation process. The
                                                                                                                         first evaluations reported
                                                                                                                         will be for the 2011-2012
                                                                                                                         school year, after teachers
                                                                                                                         have experienced a full
                                                                                                                         school year with data
                                                                                                                         coaches with PLC
                                                                                                                         professional development
                                                                                                                         resources and time.
Percentage of teachers rated effective or above   2010-11 data    2011-12      2011-12       10%           10%           This objective measures
                                                                  Baseline     Baseline      growth        growth        how well the district and
                                                                                             annually      annually      its school leaders are
                                                                                                                         increasing the
                                                                                                                         effectiveness of teachers
                                                                                                                         through the development

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                                                                                                                               of teachers and the
                                                                                                                               evaluation process. The
                                                                                                                               first evaluations reported
                                                                                                                               will be for the 2011-2012
                                                                                                                               school year, after teachers
                                                                                                                               have experienced a full
                                                                                                                               school year with data
                                                                                                                               coaches and PLC
                                                                                                                               resources and time.




Objective 4 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]

Successful teaching and learning begins with having the best teachers in the classrooms, supported by specialists in the fields of curriculum, instruction
and assessment. These strategies, using evaluations as a primary factor in educator development, promotion, advancement, retention and removal and
establishing new educator career paths linked to evaluation, support successful teaching and provide specialized assistance for the teacher. The
career ladder plan will include the instructional coaches positions assigned to teach in the higher needs schools yet have the flexibility to work within
two schools. This direct classroom support will be critical to the overall success of this grant. The instructional coaches will report to the appropriate
directors of instruction and will have following duties such as:
     Demonstrate knowledge of research-based instructional strategies
     Demonstrate knowledge of assessment tools
     Be familiar with the Common Core standards and the alignment process
     Serve as data coach to one or more PLC groups
     Possessing and understanding of LFS instructional strategies and professional development
     Teach one or more classes daily

The use of the Development Coach will be invaluable in preparing and supporting the administrators to fully implement the new DPAS II system.

These strategies and activities support the need to recruit and retain effective teachers and leaders. The new DPAS II system will need to be
implemented with fidelity in order to accomplish this. In addition, the supports for teachers who are struggling will be provided within the 90 minute

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 PLC time as indicated on their improvement plans. Having defined career ladders will inspire teachers and motivate them to continue in the field of
 education.

 The district will use the Development Coach to help insure that the DPAS II system is being implemented with fidelity. Administrators will keep DPAS
 calendars which will organize all observations and walkthrough data. These will be monitored by the appropriate directors. The Development Coach
 will also work with the administrators on rater reliability so that the DPAS II system is being implemented consistently in all class in all grade levels.

 The concept of teacher and leader effectiveness is at the core of all aspects of Delaware’s Race to the Top Grant. It begins at the LEA level and these
 strategies will go a long way towards improving that effectiveness in the Seaford School District. In the past there was attention paid to parts of this
 issue but not the entire scope as presented in this application.

 The Seaford School District is committed to sustaining these concepts beyond the length of the Race to the Top Grant. Other district and federal funding
 sources are being identified for future commitments as needed.



 Objective 5: Ensure equitable distribution of effective educators (SoW7)
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     Increase the concentration of highly-effective teachers and leaders in high need schools (SoW 7 req.)
 Additional LEA Strategies
     Increase the number of minority teachers
Activity plan by strategy:
 Strategy: Increase the concentration of highly-effective teachers and leaders in high need schools (SoW 7 req.)                                  Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                  Principals
 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the         Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the        Deliverables: List the major
 budgeted amount required for it, and the person who will    activity will be carried out.                                                        deliverable(s) for
 be responsible for it.                                      2010/2011               2011/2012          2012/2013              2013/2014          each activity, and when they will be
                                                                                                                                                  completed.
 Activities           Budgeted amount         Person         F   W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp   Su
                                              responsible:
 Use the central      No cost                 Director of                         x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     x   x     x    x    All position vacancies will be filed with
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applications                                   Resources                                                     Potential employees will apply via the
                                                                                                             website. The website will archive all
                                                                                                             activity annually.
Improve media                  $2500 +        Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Beginning in July 2011, site maps of all
outreach and                    OECs           Human                                                         seven websites will be created for the
update current                  per year       Resources                                                     web design team to follow. This will
district/school                 for the                                                                      require initial work and then
websites so that                next three                                                                   continuous monitoring. The web
potential                       years (100                                                                   design team will meet semi-annually
candidates and                  hours x                                                                      to review and revise the path forward.
community                       $25/hour
members see the                 + OECs))
district as an
attractive place to              $1500
work                              contracted
                                  services
                                  for media
Advertise              No Cost (funded in      Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   The Director of Human Resources will
vacancies in           Title II TQ)            Human                                                         update annually (August) the
national                                       Resources                                                     Recruiting and Retaining High Quality
publications in                                                                                              Teachers and Leaders Plan for
order to expand                                                                                              advertising the recruiting efforts
local geographical                                                                                           through national media outlets.
areas
Centralize student     $750 annually for       Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   The state of Maryland doesn’t require
internship             the next three years    Human                                                         background checks for student
placements and                                 Resources                                                     teachers (our closest teacher
pay for                                                                                                      preparation school is Salisbury
background checks                                                                                            University in Maryland). These funds
                                                                                                             will be part of a recruiting and
                                                                                                             retaining teacher plan that will be
                                                                                                             updated annually in September.
Create signing         $4000 per year for      Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Based upon negotiations with the
bonus program for      the next three years    Human                                                         Seaford Educational Association these
hard to fill special                           Resources                                                     signing bonuses will be written into
education                                                                                                    either the negotiated contract or a
programs such as                                                                                             MOU with the association. This will
Speech                                                                                                       be reviewed and continued annually
Pathologists,                                                                                                in June 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Psychologists and
OT/PT positions
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Positions—to be
negotiated with
the Seaford
Educational
Association)
Provide high          no cost (funded        Director of   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   By August 2011 the district will have
quality               from Title II TQ)      Elementary                                                        created the Recruiting and Retaining
professional                                 Schools and                                                       High Quality Teachers and Leaders
development                                  Director of                                                       Plan (annual updates). This plan will
activities designed                          Secondary                                                         provide overviews of PD sessions
to create and                                Schools                                                           designed to help teachers improve
maintain Highly                                                                                                instructional strategies in order to
Qualified teachers                                                                                             help become High Effective.
Forecast hiring       No cost                Director of       x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Hiring needs and succession planning
needs and use                                Human                                                             will be updated annually (August) as
succession                                   Resources                                                         part of the Recruiting and Retaining
planning                                                                                                       High Quality Teachers and Leaders
                                                                                                               Plan.
Update annual         No cost                Director of       x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   Hiring need patterns will be updated
three year analysis                          Human                                                             annually (August) as part of the
of hiring patterns                           Resources                                                         Recruiting and Retaining High Quality
                                                                                                               Teachers and Leaders Plan.
Create in-district             $2400 +      Director of       x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   The district will create an
internship program              OECs         Human                                                             administrative internship program
for teachers                    annually     Resources                                                         that will allow up to six teachers per
interested in                   for the                                                                        year to serve as administrative
becoming                        next three                                                                     interns. The program will consist of
administrators as a             years (120                                                                     10 hours of professional development
succession                      hours x                                                                        in the summer before job shadowing
planning strategy               $20 per                                                                        and 10 hours of professional
                                hour =                                                                         development and reflection during
                                2400                                                                           the school year in after school
                                +OECs))                                                                        settings. Interns will also receive ten
                                                                                                               shadowing days per year.
                               $6300 +                                                                        Professional development modules
                                OECs                                                                           will consist of topics such as
                                annually                                                                       Understanding Special Education
                                for the                                                                        Laws, Student Rights and
                                next three                                                                     Responsibilities, DPAS II Process,
                                years (60                                                                      Understanding State and Federal
                                substitute                                                                     Grants, Creating a Master Schedule,
                                days =                                                                         and Conferencing with Uncooperative

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                                $105 x 60                                                                                                         Parents. This opportunity will give us
                                plus OECs)                                                                                                        18 trained interns over the three
                                                                                                                                                  years of the grant beginning in August
                                                                                                                                                  2011.
Budget total          $17,450 + OECs for
                      the 2011-12 school
                      year ($52,350 +
                      OECs for Next 3
                      Years)

Additional LEA Strategy: Increase the number of highly effective minority teachers                                                                 Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                   Principals
For the above strategy, indicate each          Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity will be   Deliverables: List the major
activity, the budgeted amount required for     carried out.                                                                                     deliverable(s) for each activity, and when
it, and the person who will be responsible     2010/2011           2011/2012            2012/2013             2013/2014                         they will be completed.
for it.
Activities       Budgeted       Person         F   W    Sp    Su    F   W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F      W        Sp        Su
                 amount         responsible:
Target           $1000          Director of             x     x     x   x    x     x     x   x     x     x     x      x        x         x      Teacher recruiting visits will be
college          annually for Human                                                                                                             preplanned as part of the Recruiting and
recruitment      the next       Resources                                                                                                       Retaining High Quality Teachers and
trips to         three years                                                                                                                    Leaders Plan updated annually (August).
schools          for
normally         additional
graduating       recruitment
large            travel costs
numbers of
minority
teaching
candidates
Include          $1050 +        Director of             x     x     x   x    x     x     x   x     x     x     x      x        x         x      Teacher recruiting visits will be
minority         OECs           Human                                                                                                           preplanned as part of Recruiting and
teachers and annually for Resources                                                                                                             Retaining High Quality Teachers and
staff on         additional                                                                                                                     Leaders Plan updated annually (August).
recruiting       substitute
trips            teacher
                 costs for
                 the next
                 three years
                 (10 sub
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               + OECs)
Budget total   $2050 +
               OECs
               ($6,150 +
               OECs for
               the Next 3
               Years)



Objective 5 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                     LEA Baseline 2010-11        2011-12       2012-13              2013-14               Rationale
                                             (If             (End of     (End of SY)   (End of SY)          (End of SY)
                                             applicable)     SY)
Teachers moving into career ladders          0               0           4 Teacher     1 Teacher            1 Teacher            This objective
                                                                         Leaders       Leader/Instructional Leader/Instructional measures new
                                                                                       Specialist           Specialist           teacher career
                                                                                                                                 ladder positions.
                                                                                                                                 This encourages
                                                                                                                                 the district to
                                                                                                                                 identify current
                                                                                                                                 and additional
                                                                                                                                 career ladder
                                                                                                                                 positions.


Teachers participating administrative       0              0            6 Year I     6 Year II              6 Year III            This objective
succession professional development                                     Participants Participants           Participants          measures the
modules                                                                                                                           number of
                                                                                                                                  teachers who
                                                                                                                                  are interested in
                                                                                                                                  becoming
                                                                                                                                  administrators.
                                                                                                                                  While these

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                                                                                                                                        modules will be
                                                                                                                                        awareness and
                                                                                                                                        knowledge
                                                                                                                                        building
                                                                                                                                        experiences,
                                                                                                                                        teachers will
                                                                                                                                        have the
                                                                                                                                        opportunity to
                                                                                                                                        follow up by
                                                                                                                                        using the district
                                                                                                                                        internship
                                                                                                                                        process.


Percentage of highly effective minority        10.3%           10.3%        12.3%         14.3%                  16.3%                  This objective
teaching staff                                                                                                                          aims to increase
                                                                                                                                        the percentage
                                                                                                                                        of minority
                                                                                                                                        teachers in an
                                                                                                                                        effort to
                                                                                                                                        continue to
                                                                                                                                        diversify the
                                                                                                                                        district’s
                                                                                                                                        teaching force.
Objective 5 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]
The recruitment and retention of quality teachers and leaders to the Seaford School District has to become a high priority within this grant. There are
numerous challenges in recruiting teaching candidates for a rural area in Delaware. Another challenge we face is increasing the diversity of our teaching
staff. Our student population is over 40% minority, yet we only have a minority teaching staff of 10.3%. We must improve our recruiting and marketing
campaigns to increase the overall quality of teacher candidates as well as increasing the number of minority teachers. The Seaford School District has a
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 must ensure that they are highly effective in their job performance. We will be diligent in our interview and screening process and at the same time we
 will provide the professional development needed for any teacher who needs assistance in meeting the highly effective rating standards. There will be a
 concentration on of efforts to recruit highly effective minority teachers for all areas, including traditionally non-represented areas such as science, ELA
 and mathematics.

 One of our needs is the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers and leaders. This objective and the related strategies begin to address some
 of the challenges we currently face. The measures identified such as tracking teachers as they move into career ladders and as they participate in
 administrative succession professional development will provide useful data for subsequent planning and implementation.

 During the summer of 2011 the district will re-evaluate its recruiting, screening and interviewing processes. The development of the Recruiting and
 Retaining High Quality Teacher Plan will bring many current and new strategies together in a planning and implementation document. Using activities
 such as forecast planning and a more strategic recruitment process will prove invaluable to the district.

 The majority of these activities involve highly qualified teachers and leaders. Continued funding for extensive professional development could come
 from the district’s Title II A (Teacher Quality) grant if planned properly. The district is committed to continuing these activities once the RTTT grant
 expires.

 Five out of the six schools in Seaford are considered “High Needs Schools” by the Delaware Department of Education. The only school which isn’t high is
 a in-district choice school that operates as a Balanced Calendar School. The percentage of effective teachers at all six schools is approximately equal.
 Therefore, the district will try to focus efforts on the retention of identified Highly Effective teachers.

 Objective 6: Ensure that educators are effectively prepared (SoW9)
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     Target recruiting and hiring to the most effective preparation programs (SoW 9 req.)
 Additional LEA Strategies
     Revise the teacher mentoring program to provide strong services including years 2 and 3

Activity plan by strategy:
 Strategy: Target recruiting and hiring to the most effective preparation programs (SoW 9 req.)                                                         Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                        Principals
 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
 budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be


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sources), and the person who will be responsible       2010/2011         2011/2012         2012/2013         2013/2014         completed.
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                Budgeted      Person         F   W   Sp   Su   F   W   Sp   Su   F   W   Sp   Su   F   W   Sp   Su
                          amount        responsible:
 Revise interview         No Cost       Director of            x    x    x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    Interview sheets will be customized to each
rating sheets to                        Human                                                                                  vacancy beginning in July, 2011.
reflect rating criteria                 Resources
to specific vacancies
Expand recruiting         $1050 +       Director of                      x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    Teacher recruiting visits will be preplanned
efforts to include        OECs for      Human                                                                                  as part of the Recruiting and Retaining High
teachers and school       substitutes Resources                                                                                Quality Teachers and Leaders Plan updated
based                     for                                                                                                  annually (August).
administrators            recruiting
                          (10 subs x
                          $105/day)
                          per year
                          for the
                          next three
                          years
Participate in the        $8000 per     Director of                      x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x     The DDOE will create a New Teacher
DDOE New Teacher          year for      Human                                                                                  Pipeline for districts. Our needs will be
Pipeline for science,     the next      Resources                                                                              identified annually in June by the Director of
math and special          three                                                                                                Human Resources.
education teachers        years
Match current             No Cost       Director of                      x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    x   x   x    x    Teacher preparation matches will be part of
educators to                            Human                                                                                  the Recruiting and Retaining High Quality
preparation                             Resources                                                                              Teachers and Leaders Plan updated annually
programs and then                                                                                                              (August).
annually match
DCAS results and
annual evaluations
to those programs
Budget total              $9,050 +
                          OECs for
                          the 2011-
                          12 school
                          year
                          ($27,150 +
                          OECs for
                          Next 3
                          Years)

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Additional LEA Strategy: Revise the teacher mentoring program to provide strong services including years 2 and 3                                       Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                       Principals

For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be completed.
sources), and the person who will be responsible      2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                Budgeted Person             F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su     F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                          amount       responsible:
Revise first year         No cost      Director of                          x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     First year teacher mentoring activities will be
mentoring plan for                     Human                                                                                                   preplanned as part of Recruiting and
novice teachers                        Resources                                                                                               Retaining High Quality Teachers and Leaders
                                                                                                                                               Plan updated annually (August).
                                                                                                                                                nd
Revise services for     $6000 +       Director of     x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x      x   x     x     x     x   x     x     x     2 and 3rd year activities will be preplanned
 nd      rd
2 and 3 year            OECs for      Human                                                                                                    as part of the Recruiting and Retaining High
teachers in order to    the next      Resources                                                                                                Quality Teachers and Leaders Plan updated
create effective        three                                                                                                                  annually (August). Focus areas may include—
teachers                years (20                                                                                                              Using data to drive instruction; Creating
                        teachers                                                                                                               opportunities to become more embedded in
                        x 15                                                                                                                   school climate and culture; Developing and
                        hours x                                                                                                                using benchmarks and common assessments;
                        $20/hour                                                                                                               Deepening understanding of the collaborative
                        = $6000 +                                                                                                              setting.
                        OECs)
Budget total            $6,000 +
                        OECs for
                        2011-12
                        school
                        year
                        ($18,000
                        + OECs
                        for the
                        Next 3
                        Years)




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Objective 6 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12           2012-13       2013-14        Rationale
                                                   (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)        (End of SY)   (End of SY)
Number of teachers employed from the New           0               0            2                 2             2              The New Teacher Pipeline
Teacher Pipeline                                                                                                               will create teacher
                                                                                                                               candidates in hard to find
                                                                                                                               areas such as math,
                                                                                                                               science and special
                                                                                                                               education.

Number of administrative interns employed from      0                 0             1             1             1              The administrative
the administrative internship program                                                                                          internship program will
                                                                                                                               provide candidates for
                                                                                                                               succession planning.
Percentage of teachers in mentoring program         90%               90%           92%           94%           96%            Teachers who successfully
who return the following year                                                                                                  complete the mentoring
                                                                                                                               program will also be
                                                                                                                               successful in the
                                                                                                                               classroom and return as
                                                                                                                               part of the retention
                                                                                                                               program
Objective 6 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]
By revising our mentoring program to make it an inclusive, three year program, we should be able to increase the percentage of teachers who return to
work annually during their first three years of service. By utilizing the DDOE New Teacher Pipeline and the New Leader Pipeline, additional staff will be
identified from non-traditional avenues.

These strategies will support our achievement related Common Measures. As we invest in the success of our least experienced teachers and leaders, it
will translate into increased success with teaching and learning.

The current mentoring program provides services for the first year teachers. We have expanded it during the 2010-11 school year for 2nd and 3rd year
teachers but we need to redesign it into a comprehensive three year professional development program.


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The Seaford School District is committed to sustaining these strategies after the grant expires. The mentoring program and New Teacher Pipeline will
be sustained through the budget of the Director of Human Resources. The administrative internship program will be sustained from district funds.




Objective 7: Provide effective support to educators
Summary of strategies:
Required Strategies
    Adopt a coherent approach to professional development (SoW 10)
    Accelerate the development of instructional leaders (SoW 11)
Additional LEA Strategies
    None
Activity plan by strategy:
Strategy: Adopt a coherent approach to professional development (SoW 10)                                                                               Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                       Principals
For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the    Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
budgeted amount required for it (with funding          will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be completed.
sources), and the person who will be responsible       2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                Budgeted      Person         F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su    F    W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                          amount        responsible:
Link professional         No Cost       Appropriate              x     x     x   x     x     x     x    x     x     x     x   x     x     x     All schools will implement the 90 minute PLC
develop to specific                     Directors                                                                                               time. Through the effective utilization of our
skill and role                                                                                                                                  data coaches, identified instructional
expectations                                                                                                                                    strategies will be implemented through the
                                                                                                                                                PLC time and documented and monitored
                                                                                                                                                through the LFS walkthrough tool on a
                                                                                                                                                monthly basis. In addition, a more
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                                                                                                   will be developed for teachers on
                                                                                                   improvement plans. These identified
                                                                                                   instructors will be required to participate in
                                                                                                   specified PD and will be monitored through
                                                                                                   the DPAS II process. Timeline will be aligned
                                                                                                   with the improvement plan.

                                                                                                   The implementation will be monitored by
                                                                                                   the bi-weekly of the PLCs and classrooms.
Create a district      $3000 for     Appropriate   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x    A 3 Year Professional Development Plan will
wide Curriculum and    consultants   Directors                                                     be created and updated annually in June
Professional           and                                                                         based upon evaluations and identified
Development            materials                                                                   teacher needs. According to those needs
Committee to plan      for PD                                                                      the following individuals will have roles and
and coordinate a       workshops                                                                   responsibilities to deliver the professional
three year             annually                                                                    development (Development Coaches, Data
Professional           for the                                                                     Coaches, Lead Teachers and Curriculum
Development Plan       next three                                                                  Specialists). The plan will address the
that focuses on the    years.                                                                      instructional techniques needed to
instructional                                                                                      successfully implement Learning Focused
components of 1)                                                                                   Strategies, Common Core Standards and
Learning Focus                                                                                     Positive Learning Climate. The
Strategies and the                                                                                 implementation will be monitored through
Common Core                                                                                        bi-weekly walkthroughs of the PLCs and
Standards 2)                                                                                       classrooms.
Creating Climates
for Success in our
Classrooms
Incorporate            No Cost.      Appropriate   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   A 3 Year Professional Development Plan will
Development                          Directors                                                     be created and updated annually in June
Coaches, Lead                                                                                      based on evaluations and identified teacher
Teachers, Teacher                                                                                  needs. The plan will address the
Specialists and Data                                                                               instructional techniques needed to
Coaches into our                                                                                   successfully implement the identified topics.
Professional                                                                                       According to those needs the following
Development Plan                                                                                   individuals will have roles and
                                                                                                   responsibilities to deliver the professional
                                                                                                   development (Development Coaches, Data
                                                                                                   Coaches, Lead Teachers and Curriculum
                                                                                                   Specialists). The plan will address the
                                                                                                   instructional techniques needed to
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                                                                                                                                                                             Strategies, Common Core Standards and
                                                                                                                                                                             Positive Learning Climate.
Review existing PD       No Cost       Appropriate                              x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x    Evaluation/survey of PD offerings will occur
to determine if it is                  Directors                                                                                                                             each year in January and June. Survey
high-impact and                                                                                                                                                              results will be used to inform the revisions of
prioritize                                                                                                                                                                   the professional development plan.
participation in high-
impact PD offerings
through teacher
surveys and
implementation
data
Provide results of       No Cost       Appropriate                              x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x    Evaluation/survey of PD offerings will occur
surveys and data to                    Directors                                                                                                                             annually in June. Survey results will be used
the District                                                                                                                                                                 in the revisions of the professional
Curriculum and                                                                                                                                                               development plan.
Professional
Development
Committee
Budget total             $3,000 for
                         2011-12
                         school year
                         (9,000 for
                         Next 3
                         Years)



Strategy: Accelerate the development of instructional leaders (SoW 11)                                                                                                               Owner: Directors and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Principals
For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity                                Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                                                  each activity, and when they will be
sources), and the person who will be responsible      2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014                                          completed
for it. Required activities have already been
included.
Activities                Budgeted Person             F   W     Sp    Su    F       W       Sp      Su      F       W       Sp      Su      F       W       Sp      Su
                          amount       responsible:
Ensure novice and         No Cost      Appropriate                          x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       x       Each identified principal will receive release
high-need school                       Director                                                                                                                             time to participate in all required training.
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leadership training
by providing release
time for identified
principals

Utilize the            $7,117      Director of              x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x    x   x    x    x      The Director of Human Resources will create
Development Coach                  Human                                                                          an implementation plan that utilizes the
model established                  Resources                                                                      Development Coach to provide Professional
by DDOE                                                                                                           Development and support to district
                                                                                                                  administrators.
Budget total           $7,117
                       for 2011-
                       12 school
                       year
                       (21,351
                       for Next
                       3 Years)




Objective 7 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                       LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12         2012-13            2013-14          Rationale
                                               (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)      (End of SY)        (End of SY)
Number of student disciplinary referrals       2422            5%           5% reduction    5% reduction       5% reduction     The reduction in
                                                               reduction                                                        disciplinary referrals
                                                                                                                                should be a direct result
                                                                                                                                of professional
                                                                                                                                development activities
                                                                                                                                within the identified
                                                                                                                                topics.

Percentage of students meeting or exceeding      38%            53%/45%     68%/63%         83%/81%            100%/100%        This objective measures
the standard in DCAS tested subjects (Note:      Math/27%                                                                       the system’s
10th grade mathematics/reading scores were       Reading                                                                        effectiveness at
used because they indicate area of greatest
                                                                                                                                implementing Learning

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need)                                                                                                                           Focus Strategies and the
                                                                                                                                state Common Core
                                                                                                                                Standards. Student
                                                                                                                                progress is measured by
                                                                                                                                10% per school year in
                                                                                                                                order measure constant
                                                                                                                                improvement.


Percentage monthly of teachers                                   Baseline   5% annual           5% annual       5% annual       This objective measures
incorporating LFS skills into teaching as                        (taken     increase            increase        increase        implementation of
demonstrated by an LFS skills checklist.                         September,                                                     various LFS strategies by
                                                                 2011)                                                          teachers as
                                                                                                                                demonstrated during
                                                                                                                                walk-throughs.
Percentage of teachers annually who are on                       Baseline      10%              10%             10%
improvement plans and who successfully                                         reduction in     reduction in    reduction in
complete the improvement plans as                                              improvement      improvement     improvement
demonstrated through the DPAS II and DPAS                                      plans with
                                                                                                plans with      plans with
II R process                                                                   100% of the
                                                                               teachers         100% of the     100% of the
                                                                               successfully     teachers        teachers
                                                                               completing       successfully    successfully
                                                                               them.            completing      completing
                                                                                                them.           them.

Objective 7 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]
How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)?
Successful students succeed in classroom environments conducive to effective teaching and learning. With the development of our 3 Year Professional
Development Plan, the district will continue to focus on the instructional strategies associated with the implementation of Learning Focus Strategies, the
teaching to the Common Core standards, cultural awareness and creating climates for success. Time management studies associated with Distributed

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 Leadership will continue to be implemented in the district. We currently have three of six schools implementing DL with one additional school added
 annually throughout the duration of this grant.

 The strategies within this objective are directly related to all of the Common Measures because they focus on instructional strategies at the application
 level as opposed to the awareness and knowledge levels.

 In the past the district used a decentralized approach to most of its professional development. Plans were made specific to a school or to a level
 (elementary or secondary). This created an uneven approach to what should be a systemic plan of action.

 We will sustain our 3 Year Professional Development Plan beyond the span of this grant. There are numerous funding sources (Tile I or Title II A) that
 can contribute to sustain professional development strategies.

 Goal 4: Accelerate achievement and improve outcomes for all students with deep support for the lowest-achieving schools
 Objective 8: Provide deep support to the lowest-achieving schools
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     [If selected] Follow the process for turning around schools selected for the Partnership Zone (SoW 12)
 Additional LEA Strategies
     Implement the Transformational Model at Seaford High School with fidelity

Activity plan by strategy:
 Strategy: [If selected] Follow the process for turning around schools selected for the Partnership Zone (SoW 12)
 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the   Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the activity   Deliverables: List the major deliverable(s) for
 budgeted amount required for it (with funding         will be carried out.                                                                     each activity, and when they will be completed.
 sources), and the person who will be responsible      2010/2011             2011/2012             2012/2013              2013/2014
 for it. Required activities have already been
 included.
 Activities                Budgeted Person             F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su     F   W     Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                           amount       responsible:
 To be completed if
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        Additional LEA Strategy: Implement the Transformational Model at Seaford High School with fidelity                                        Owner: Owner: Director of
                                                                                                                                                   Secondary Education
For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the       Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the         Deliverables: List the major
budgeted amount required for it (with funding sources),   activity will be carried out.                                                         deliverable(s) for
and the person who will be responsible for it. Required   2010/2011               2011/2012           2012/2013             2013/2014           each activity, and when they will be completed.
activities have already been included.
Activities             Budgeted           Person          F   W    Sp    Su    F    W    Sp    Su    F    W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp   Su
                       amount             responsible:
Implement and          No cost            Director of     x   x    x     x     x    x    x     x     x    x    x     x     x   x     x    x     Beginning in November, 2010, DDOE will
evaluate the           associated with Accountability                                                                                           conduct quarterly implementation and
1003g SIG grant        the                and the                                                                                               evaluation reviews with the appropriate
with fidelity          implementation Director of                                                                                               directors.
                       and evaluation     Secondary
                       of the grant       Education


Budget total         0
Objective 8 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                                LEA Baseline    2010-11     2011-12                                 2012-13           2013-14       Rationale
                                                        (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)                             (End of SY)       (End of
                                                                                                                                              SY)
[Select at least one measure for this objective]
See Appendix II


Objective 8 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this
improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]

Seaford Senior High School was awarded a 1003g SIG grant in August, 2010. The grant is attached in Appendix II. There are activities in the RTTT grant
that have already been identified that support the implementation of the Transformational Model at Seaford High School. The 1003g grant is monitored
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 Objective 9: Engage families and communities effectively in supporting students’ academic success (SoW8)
Summary of strategies:
 Required Strategies
     None
 Additional LEA Strategies
     Improve school to community relations and services


Activity plan by strategy:
 Additional LEA Strategy: Improve school to community relations and services                                                                            Owner: Appropriate
                                                                                                                                                        Directors and Principals
 For the above strategy, indicate each activity, the budgeted           Timeline: Place an “X” in each box that represents a time period in which the        Deliverables: List the major
 amount required for it (with funding sources), and the person who      activity will be carried out.                                                        deliverable(s) for
 will be responsible for it. Required activities have already been      2010/2011               2011/2012          2012/2013            2013/2014            each activity, and when they will
 included.                                                                                                                                                   be completed.
 Activities                 Budgeted amount               Person        F   W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su   F    W    Sp    Su    F   W     Sp    Su
                                                          responsible
 Implement the                    Coordinator                                               x   x     x     x    x    x    x     x     x   x     x     x    The Family Resource Center
 Family Resource                  $19,000 + OECs (19                                                                                                         (FRC) will open for the 2011-
 Center with well                 hours per week x                                                                                                           2012 school year on or before
 trained staff                    40 weeks x                                                                                                                 September 15, 2012. A
                                  $25/hour =                                                                                                                 complete listing of services and
                                  $19,000 + OECs)                                                                                                            offerings for the community and
                                 Community Liaison                                                                                                          parents will be available at that
                                  =$3600 + OECs (6                                                                                                           time. The Family Resource
                                  hours per week x                                                                                                           Center will keep daily logs of
                                  40 weeks x                                                                                                                 participants.
                                  $15/hour=$3600 +
                                  OECs)
                                  Family Crisis
                                  Therapists/Counsel
                                  or stipends =$7200
                                  + OECs (8 hours
                                  per week x 36
                                  weeks x $25/hour
                                  =$7200 + OECs)
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                              =$21,600 + OECs
                              (30 weeks x 12
                              hours/week x
                              $30/hour x 2
                              people=$21,600 +
                              OECs)
                                $5000 for
                                 materials to
                                 support the
                                 Family Resource
                                 Center (Note:
                                 $15,000 in Year I
                                 carryover funds
                                 will be used in
                                 Year II only for
                                 additional
                                 materials for the
                                 Family Resource
                                 Center)
                                $3000 Public
                                 Relations for
                                 Family Resource
                                 Center and the
                                 Seaford School
                                 District
                                $1000
                                 Background
                                 Checks for FRC
                                 volunteers
                                $7,000
                                 Contracted
                                 Service with
                                 Sussex Tech
                                 Even Start
                                 Program for pre-
                                 school and
                                 family literacy
                                 courses.
Provide translation     $2250 + OECs (75 hours x     X   X   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   x   These services will be available
services for ELL        $30/hour=$2250 +OECs)                                                                for the FRC initiative and
parents about school                                                                                         documents used by the FRC will
district services and                                                                                        be in multiple languages.

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conduct ELL parent
courses

Provide               $7,500 + OECs for                                   X   X      x      x   x   x    x    x    x   x   x    x     The Business Partnership Liaison
Community/Business    Business Partnership                                                                                            will create and maintain a
Liaisons for          Liaisons for secondary                                                                                          database of businesses
Internships and       schools (10 hours per                                                                                           contacted, recruited and
Partnerships          week x $25 per hour x 30                                                                                        participating within the Seaford
                      weeks = $7500 + OECs)                                                                                           High School.

Continue the Parent   $12,960 + OECs (6                                   X   X      x      x   x   x    x    x    x   x   x    x     Parent Service Providers will
Service Providers     positions x 6 hours per                                                                                         keep a log of parental contact at
Model                 week x $12 per hour x 30                                                                                        each school.
                      weeks =$12,960 + OECs)


Budget total          $90,110 + OECs for the
                      2011-12 school year not
                      including the Year I
                      carryover funds ($270,330
                      + OECs for 3 years)




Objective 9 Measures: Which measures will this objective impact, how much, and when?
Measures                                           LEA Baseline    2010-11      2011-12                 2012-13        2013-14        Rationale
                                                   (If applicable) (End of SY) (End of SY)              (End of SY)    (End of SY)

[Select at least one measure for this objective]
Parent Satisfaction Survey                          Overall           5%                 5%             5%             5%             An increase in parent
                                                    parent            increase in        increase in    increase in    increase in    satisfaction should mean
                                                    satisfaction      overall            overall        overall        overall        improved family and
                                                    rating            parent             parent         parent         parent         community engagement.
                                                                      satisfaction       satisfaction   satisfaction   satisfaction


Objective 9 Narrative: How do your strategies and activities integrate to achieve this objective (as indicated by the measures above)? How will this work
impact your identified needs and Common Measures? How will this be an improvement over what you have done before? How will you ensure that this


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improvement is sustainable once RTTT funds are gone? [Note: You may address each question individually, or in a coherent narrative below]

The Seaford School District is increasing its parental and community outreach program by establishing the Family Resource Center (FRC). The FRC will
offer parents and community members the following services:
     Homework Help Centers
     School Enrollment Services
     Community Agencies Referrals
     Bilingual English Classes
     Parents as Teachers
     Coordinated Services with the county Even Start Program
     Adult Education Services
     Adult Literacy Services
     Family Counseling Services

The services of the FRC will promote the school district within the Seaford community while attending to the needs of our parents and students. A
Parent Satisfaction Survey will be completed annually by parents each May. This year’s survey will be used to gather baseline data and a 5% increase in
overall parental satisfaction will be the measure used within this grant for assessing its effectiveness.

The Seaford School District will target under-represented parents by the following strategies:
     The location of the Family Resource Center (FRC) will be at the elementary school that serves our most under-represented parents and families
     A summer Junior Tech Academy will be created through the FRC for students who are over represented in the IST process as identified through
       the DOE special education data process. The Seaford Junior Tech Academy has been developed with an emphasis on providing at-risk students
       with exciting, quality, hands-on learning experiences in a unique summer program. Students will engage in project-based learning which
       incorporates an emphasis on citizenship, the arts, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
     The schools will send home flyers to all students with phone calls to selected families urging them to enroll in services offered by the FRC.
     The May 2011 Open House will be community oriented with advertising and outreach into each neighborhood.

The district will begin the FRC in May, 2011 on a limited basis and will begin full operations in September, 2011. This will be the first time the Seaford
School District has implemented an initiative aimed at our parents and community such as this.




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Part 3: Activities to remove, success factors, communications and resources needed
Activities to remove: Given the strategies and activities that you have identified above – and the need to focus on them – what are some current
activities in your LEA that you can stop, delegate, or de-emphasize? Please identify as many activities as possible, with a brief description of how
each will be removed, and indicate if you need DDOE support or permission in order to remove them.
Activity to remove                     How (stop/delegate/de-       By When          Person             Support/permission needed from DDOE
                                       emphasize)                                    responsible
Time Management of                     Delegate                     September        Principals         Our plan provides some additional data
Administrators for Data Collection                                  2011                                support time for each school so that those
                                                                                                        schools implementing Data Coach assistance,
                                                                                                        SAMs or Distributed Leadership related
                                                                                                        activities can delegate some of those tasks to
                                                                                                        the additional support time staff
After School Stipends for              De-emphasized                February         Principals and     The 90 minute PLC time was created time for
Curriculum Alignment Activities                                     2011             Directors          many of the curriculum related activities to be
                                                                                                        completed within the teacher work day.
Creating a Strategic Plan              De-emphasized                February         Directors          The RTTT plan developed by the district will be
                                                                    2011                                viewed as the district’s strategic plan for the
                                                                                                        next three years.




Success factors and possible risks: What systems, people, and processes will you deploy to ensure your plan’s success? What are possible risks, and
how will you mitigate them? How will you monitor effectiveness and course correct if needed?
The district will ensure transparency through quarterly reviews and presentations at School Board meetings and School Leadership Team meetings.
There are several key risks associated with this plan. They include:

        Many different people have various levels of responsibility that have to be monitored.

        Using multiple measures for many of the evaluative features and deliverables in this plan requires an effective data collection system.

        Sustainability of funds will need to be identified and secured to ensure continuation of our RTTT successes. If ongoing funding is not
         available then the district will have to reduce current projects to implement these new initiatives.

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To help mitigate these risks, the district will implement the following procedures:

        Identification of key personnel to oversee implementation of this plan is critical. The concept of our Race to the Top plan was presented to a
         joint meeting of School Leadership Teams on May 2, 2011. The revision for Years 2-4 were presented at public school board meetings, a
         community engagement night and two meetings with teachers. The plan provides for school and district information to be available through
         web-sites, e-mails, local media outlets as well as through public board meetings.

        There will be quarterly data gathering by the Director of Accountability. Having one person devoted to this will minimize the likelihood of
         error and omissions. Following that activity, there will be quarterly RTTT district office staff meeting involving all of the directors in order to
         discuss the data and adjust the planning if needed. Principals will be involved in the process through the monthly Administrative Council
         meetings. The reallocation of 25% of the Director of Accountability’s work time to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the RTTT
         plan will occur. Other district administrators have already begun incorporating the plan into their daily work flow environment. The district
         will also create web access to our plan and planning documents. One additional school per year will participate in the SAMs model in order
         to improve school efficiency.

        Several key components of the grant will have been incorporated into administrative work flow routines to ensure stability of projects. In
         addition, this grant will build capacity for continuity in regards to many of the activities. Finally, we will incorporate other funding sources to
         assist in with the implementation of the plan. For example, Title II A funds will provide many of the Professional Development activities
         outline in the plan.

Our plan will have the direct impact on teaching and learning in the classrooms and was created in order to produce rapid gains in student outcomes
and improved instructional practices. By identifying and mitigating risks, our Race to the Top plan will have a greater chance to meet all of its
intended outcomes.


Communications and stakeholder engagement: What stakeholders will you need to engage in your implementation                    Owner: Appropriate
efforts? What mechanisms will you use to effectively engage with them on an ongoing basis? What are the key                    Directors.
messages that will need to be delivered, and how do these differ by stakeholder?
The Seaford School District is committed to engaging parents, students, staff and community members in the RTTT goals, activities and
accomplishments. Each of these stakeholder groups has a vested interest in the success of our school district. Teachers need to have data and
information concerning their students and schools. Parents want to know data associated with student and school accountability. Community
members want to know about district AYP ratings and strategies to improve the school district. The focus of all communication with these various

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groups will be on the following:

        Where we are on implementation and what does the data show?
        What help do we need from each group and what support we can provide them to assist us?
        Why are these efforts and this grant of importance?

This communication strategy will provide all groups with a common language and message about our RTTT grant so that we are all working together
to improve the options and opportunities for our students upon graduation.

The following actions will be implemented so that the district has the widest engagement possible with all stakeholder groups to disseminate our
communication strategy:

        There will be a section on the district website devoted to the RTTT planning, implementation and monitoring. This will be accessed by
         teachers, parents and the public.
        There will be a compliance monitoring chart completed quarterly and shared with DDOE review teams and administrative personnel. This
         will also be presented to our school board and public quarterly during school board meetings. These will also go on the district website to
         allow broader access.
        There will be a quarterly newsletter developed that will be shared electronically with parents and community members via e-mail.
        There will be an annual review of the plan and compliance monitoring during a spring meeting of all of the School Leadership Teams. The
         School Leadership Teams are comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, community members and students (secondary only).
        All administrators will take part in summer professional development around revising the different plans and reports generated by the RTTT
         plan. This will also ensure that they have a full understanding of the depth and breadth of the plan.
        Schools will hold quarterly data discussions with parents based upon DCAS results throughout the year. At these meetings, RTTT goals and
         accomplishments will also be discussed.
        The district will focus attention during this grant on building community partnerships for Delaware New Tech Academy and the district at
         large. Part of these partnerships will be communicating about implementation progress.

Based upon these strategies, the key message will be transparency and full disclosure of our plan.

Resources and/or support needed: In addition to the resources and support budgeted for each activity, are there additional resources and/or
support that you need from the DDOE (e.g., technical assistance, guidance) in order for your plan to be successful?

The amount of technical assistance given the Seaford School District in the development of this plan has been unprecedented. It is our hope that
the outstanding level of services will continue in future years. There will be a need for continued support in implementing the plan and in

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conducting the monitoring and evaluation phases.

The Seaford School District will work to sustain the programs and personnel that are an integral part of this plan where possible. The Race to the Top
initiative and the Governor’s Educational Strategic Plan lead to shared responsibilities, thereby mandating the need for instructional leadership at
multiple levels. Improving our data driven instructional practices will build leadership capacity and lead to a trainer-of- trainer model that will assist
in sustaining these efforts. The district will consider a current expense referendum in order to sustain the Race to the Top initiatives that require
ongoing funding if needed.


Note: The Seaford School District received a 1003g School Improvement Grant for Seaford High School. If the grant is not renewed, the following
contingency plan will be used to sustain the implementation strategies:
        The Delaware New Tech Academy contracts will be funded from district funds.
        Technology and materials and supplies for the Delaware New Tech Academy will be funded from district technology funds.
        All professional development requirements (stipends and salaries) will be funded through the district’s Title II TQ grant.
In addition, Seaford High School is completing its first year as a Title I school. The school will have some funds available to assist in the English and
mathematics classrooms to sustain instructional initiatives.




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