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									                     Writing the School
                     Improvement Plan

                                JACKIE MANIA
              PROGRAM SPECIALIST, SCHOOL SUPPORT
                  Jackie_Mania@sde.state.ok.us
                         405-522-3263




Office of Standards and Curriculum
August 2009
                       Goals

 Provide a brief overview of school improvement
 requirements.

 Describe, in detail, each requirement for the school
 improvement plan under Section 1116.

 Prepare school administrators and school
 improvement teams to write the school improvement
 plan.
“In high-
performing
schools, all
members of the
school
community,
both
individually
and collectively,
hold themselves
accountable for
student
success.”
                    Overview
                NCLB Requirements

 Requirements can be found in Section 1116 of ESEA
 or in LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory
 Guidance.

 Requirements are available on the OSDE Web site
   http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/Improvement.html



 Flow Charts
   http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/SIFlowChart1
    .pdf
                   NCLB Requirements

 Parent Notification
   Provide information in an understandable and uniform
    format, and “to the extent practicable,” in a language parents
    can understand.
   LEA and school must communicate with parents throughout
    the process both directly (mail, email) and indirectly (Web
    site).
   LEA must furnish parents a detailed explanation of the causes
    and consequences of not making AYP, the explanation must
    contain six elements:
       http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/PSC/ParentNotReq.pdf
                    NCLB Requirements

 Public School Choice/Supplemental Educational
 Services
    All students enrolled in Title I schools identified for
     improvement must be given the opportunity to attend another
     public school in the LEA, with transportation provided by LEA.
    A limited number of LEAs may have no option for transfer,
     contact OSDE for further information.
    Starting in Year 2, identified schools must arrange for SES for
     eligible students.
    Services must be provided outside the school day by approved
     providers.
    Guidance can be found on OSDE Web site:
        http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/Improvement.html
                  NCLB Requirements

 Set Asides
   10% of Title I, Part A for professional development required for
    each fiscal year that the school is identified.
   20% of Title I, Part A for choice related transportation and/or
    SES.
   All other programmatic set asides still apply



 Written Plan
         Summary of Major Education Bills

 HB 1461
    Requires a school that does not make AYP for 2 consecutive years and is
     identified for school improvement to utilize the assistance of a school
     support team.
       http://sde.state.ok.us/Law/Legis/RBletters/2009/Bill/HB1461.pdf


 SB 268
    Directs a district board of education of schools that have been identified
     for improvement for four consecutive years to implement an alternate
     governance arrangement. If a school fails to adopt such an arrangement,
     the bill directs the State Board of Education to assume control of the
     school and withhold all funds.
       http://sde.state.ok.us/Law/Legis/RBletters/2009/Bill/SB268.pdf
“Together, the
components of
the school
improvement
plan should
embody a design
that is
comprehensive,
highly structured,
specific, and
focused primarily
on the school’s
instructional        Required Components of the
program.”             School Improvement Plan
                   Required Components

 Incorporate instructional strategies based on
 scientifically based research (SBR) that address the
 specific issues that caused the school to be identified.
    Strategies based on SBR have demonstrated, over time in
     varied settings, an effectiveness that is documented by high-
     quality research.
    Uses rigorous and systematic procedures to obtain reliable
     knowledge about “what works.”
    Complete definition can be found in Section 9101 of
     reauthorized ESEA.
    Definition is on OSDE Web site
        http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/Improvement.html
                 Required Components

 Adopt policies and practices concerning core
 academic subjects.
    Directly and indirectly affect the school’s teaching and learning
     program.
    Examples include: choice of instructional programs and
     materials, use of instructional time, and improved use of
     assessment results.


 Directly address the academic achievement problem
 that caused the school to be identified.
    Set goals to increase achievement in specific areas AND
     specific subgroups.
                 Required Components

 Establish specific, annual, measurable objectives.
   Clearly articulate purposes and intended outcomes.

   Provide a means of tracking progress.

   Ultimate goal is to improve the ability to teach ALL children
    and achieve performance targets.


 Specify the implementation responsibilities of the
  school, LEA, and SEA.
     Technical assistance
     Statewide System of Support
     Funding
                Required Components

 Include strategies to promote parental involvement
   Must describe HOW parents are notified.

   Must specify strategies used to promote parents as partners
    and include parents in decision making.


 Incorporate extended day/year opportunities
   Before/afterschool tutoring

   Summer school

   Bridge programs

   Saturday school
                Required Components

 Incorporate strategies to promote high quality
 professional development.
    Professional development should directly address the
     academic achievement problems that caused the school to be
     identified.
    Training should be job embedded and ongoing instead of one-
     day workshops.
    Professional development could focus on increasing content
     knowledge, use of SBR strategies, alignment of curriculum,
     and data analysis.
    Professional development should be reported to the staff,
     monitored for use, and continuously supported.
                 Required Components

 Incorporate a teacher mentoring program.
   Mentoring is for all teachers, not just first-year teachers.

   Examples include:
      Professional Learning Communities
      Vertical and Horizontal Teams
      Model Teachers/Classrooms
      Curriculum Specialists
      Book Studies
      Instructionally Focused Faculty Meetings
             Corrective Action (Year 3)

 Corrective action is a significant intervention in a
  school that is designed to remedy the school’s
  persistent inability to make AYP.
 Additional parent notification requirements apply.
 In addition to Public School Choice and SES, the
  school must choose and implement one option for
  corrective action and include it in the school
  improvement plan.
    http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/CorrectiveAct
     ionAddendum.pdf
       Planning for Restructuring (Year 4)

 Restructuring requires major changes in a school’s
  operation.
 In Year 1 of restructuring, the LEA prepares a plan
  and makes arrangements for implementation.
 Additional parent notification requirements apply.
 Schools in Year 4 must choose one restructuring
  option and include it in their school improvement
  plan.
    http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/Restructuring
     Addendum.pdf
       Restructuring (Year 5 and Beyond)


 In Year 2 of restructuring, the LEA implements the
  restructuring plan.
 Additional parent notification requirements apply.
 Schools in Year 5 must implement the chosen
  restructuring option and include it in their school
  improvement plan.
    http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/Restructuring
     Addendum.pdf
“The purpose of
the school
improvement
plan is to
improve the
quality of
teaching and
learning in the
school, so that
greater
numbers of
students achieve   Writing the School Improvement
proficiency.”                    Plan
     Writing the School Improvement Plan

 Responsibilities
   Write a two-year plan that addresses the academic issues.



 Purpose
   Improves the quality of teaching and learning .

   Provides a framework for analyzing problems, identifying
    underlying causes and addressing instructional issues.


 Topics
   Required Components
     Writing the School Improvement Plan

 Planning Team
   School must consult with parents, school staff, the LEA, and
    outside experts.


 Format
   Existing improvement plans may be revised to include the
    required components.
   Must serve as a functional tool for improving student
    achievement.
    Writing the School Improvement Plan

 Guiding Questions
   http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/SIGuidingQu
    estions.pdf


 Template “B”
   http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/SIPlanB.pdf



 School Improvement Plan Checklist
   http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/pdf/Improvement/SIPlanCheck.
    pdf
  Resources and
Contact Information
                       Resources


 OSDE Web site
   LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance

   Public School Choice Non-Regulatory Guidance

   Supplemental Educational Services Non-Regulatory Guidance

   Templates and Guiding Questions




         http://sde.state.ok.us/NCLB/Improvement.html
  Contact Information

         MARY PEARSON
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCHOOL SUPPORT
    Mary_Pearson@sde.state.ok.us
            405-522-3252


          JACKIE MANIA
PROGRAM SPECIALIST, SCHOOL SUPPORT
    Jackie_Mania@sde.state.ok.us
           405-522-3263

								
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