TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS (including Accountability Grants) by rockandrolldreams

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									District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________


                                    TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                              (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                           Criteria                           Options for Supporting Documentation        School Response*   NDE Response
    School Improvement

    1st YEAR OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STATUS

    1. Public School Choice                                   Letter/correspondence with parents
       The district shall provide all students enrolled in
       the school with the option to transfer to another
       public school served by the district that has not
       been identified for school improvement, if
       possible.
       §1116(b)(1)(E)(i & ii)
    2. Revised Plan                                           Strategies that will strengthen core academic
       Each school identified shall, not later than 3          subjects
       months after being identified, develop or revise a     Addressees specific academic issues
       school plan, in consultation with parents, school       that caused the school to be identified
       staff, the local education agency, and experts.         for school improvement
       This plan will cover a two-year period.                List of participants (including names and
       §1116(b)(3)(A)(i & ii)                                  titles) who developed the plans
    2a. The implementation of the school improvement          Record of monitoring
        plan is monitored, by the school, on a regular
        basis.
        §1116
    2b. Funds, from any source, equal to 10% of the Title     List of professional development
        I grant each year, have been, or are being spent       activities and dates
        in this building for professional development.        Accounting and budget records
        §1116(b)(3)(A)(i, ii, & iii)(I, II, & III)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                     ND – No Documentation;          TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________


                                     TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                               (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                             Criteria                         Options for Supporting Documentation       School Response*   NDE Response
    2c. The plan specifies how the funds will be used to       Accounting and budget records
        remove the school from school improvement              Specific goals that will remove the
        status.                                                  school from “needs improvement”
        §1116(b)(3)(A)(iv)                                       status
    2d. The plan establishes specific annual, measurable        List of academic achievement goals
        objectives for continuous and substantial
        progress by each group of students enrolled in
        the school that will ensure that all such groups of
        students will meet the State’s proficient level of
        achievement on the state assessments.
        §1116(b)(3)(A)(v)
    2e. The plan describes how the school will provide         Sample of letter / correspondence with
        written notice about the identification to parents      parents
        of each student enrolled in the school, in a format
        and, to the extent practicable, in a language that
        the parents can understand.
        §1116(b)(3)(A)(vi)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                     ND – No Documentation;          TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________


                                     TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                               (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                             Criteria                         Options for Supporting Documentation       School Response*   NDE Response
    2f. The plan specifies the responsibilities of the         Technical assistance to be provided by
         school, the local educational agency, and the          the district
         State educational agency serving the school
         under the plan, including the technical assistance
         to be provided by the district. Technical
         assistance from the district must include
         (A)Analyzing data from the assessments and
         ether examples of student work to identify and
         address problems in instruction, parental
         involvement, professional development,
         (B)Identifying and implementing professional
         development, and (C) Analyzing the school’s
         budget to ensure appropriate allocation of
         resources
         §1116(b)(3)(A)(vii)
    2g. The plan includes strategies to promote effective        Description of strategies
         parental involvement in the school.
         §1116(b)(3)(A)(vii)
    2h. The plan incorporates, as appropriate, activities      Description of activities
         before school, after school, during the summer,
         and during any extension of the school year.
         §1116(b)(3)(A)(ix)
    2i. The plan will incorporate a teacher mentoring          Evidence of mentoring program
         program.
         §1116(b)(3)(A)(x)
    2j. If a plan is not approved prior to the beginning of    Date of implementation
         a school year; such plan shall be implemented
         immediately upon approval.
         §1116(b)(3)(D)


        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                       ND – No Documentation;        TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________


                                      TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                                (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                            Criteria                          Options for Supporting Documentation      School Response*   NDE Response
    3.The district shall provide, or shall pay for the         Records of transportation provided
      provision of transportation for the students who
      choose to attend another school within the district.
      §1116 (b)(9)

    2nd YEAR OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STATUS
         All year 1 requirements plus the
          requirements listed below

    1. The district shall make supplemental educational        Documentation of how this information
        services available to each low-income student.          was communicated to parents
        Providers must be pre-approved by NDE. The
        district shall continue to provide technical
        assistance as described in 2f of first year
        requirements.
        §1116 (b)(5)(B & C)
    2. FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND                            Accounting records
         SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES
    The district shall spend an amount equal to 20% of
         its Title I – Part A allocation for the following:
    (i) an amount equal to 5% to provide or pay for
         transportation
    (ii) an amount equal to 5% to provide supplemental
         educational services
    (iii) an amount equal to the remaining 10% of its
         allocation for transportation, supplemental
         educational services, or both
        §1116(b)(10)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                     ND – No Documentation;         TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________


                                    TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                              (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                            Criteria                         Options for Supporting Documentation    School Response*   NDE Response
    3. The district shall promptly provide to parents of      Copy of correspondence / letter to
       each student enrolled in an elementary school or        parents
       a secondary school identified for improvement
       (A) an explanation of what the identification
       means, (B) the reasons for the identification; (C)
       an explanation of what the school identified for
       school improvement is doing to address the
       problem of low achievement; (D) an explanation
       of what the district or State educational agency is
       doing to help the school address the
       achievement problem; (E) an explanation of how
       the parents can become involved in addressing
       the academic issues that caused the school to be
       identified for school improvement; and (F) an
       explanation of the parents’ options to transfer
       their child to another public school or to obtain
       supplemental educational services for the child.
       §1116 (b)(6)(A-F)




       *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                    ND – No Documentation;       TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________

                                               TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                                          (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                           Criteria                           Options for Supporting Documentation       School Response*   NDE Response

    THREE YEARS IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT—
    CORRECTIVE ACTION
           All previous requirements plus the
              requirements listed below
    1. At least one of the following corrective actions        Explanation of corrective actions that
        must be implemented:                                    are being implemented
    (I) Replace the school staff who are relevant to the
        failure to make AYP
    (II) Institute and fully implement a new curriculum,
        including providing appropriate professional
        development
    (III)Significantly decrease management authority at
        the school level
    (IV)Appoint an outside expert to advise the school on
        its progress toward making AYP
    (V) Extend the school year or school day for the
        school
    (VI) Restructure the internal organizational structure
        of the school
        §1116(b)(7)(C)(i-iv)
    2. The district shall publish and disseminate              Correspondence with public and parents
        information, regarding any corrective action the
        district takes, to the public and to the parents of
        each student enrolled in the school subject to
        corrective action.
        §1116(b)(7)(E)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                      ND – No Documentation;         TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________

                                               TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                                          (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                             Criteria                           Options for Supporting Documentation     School Response*   NDE Response
    FOUR YEARS IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT—
    RESTRUCTURING
          All previous requirements plus the
              requirements listed below
    1. Prepare a plan and make necessary                        Plan explaining restructuring that is
        arrangements to carry out Alternative                    taking place
        Governance. The district shall implement one of
        the following alternative governance
        arrangements for the school.
    (I) Replace all or most of the school staff (which may
        include the principal) who are relevant to the
        failure to make adequate yearly progress.
    (II) Enter into a contract with an entity, such as a
        private management company, with a
        demonstrated record of effectiveness, to operate
        the public school.
    (III) Turn the operation of the school over to the State
        educational agency
    (IV) Any other major restructuring of the school’s
        governance arrangement that makes fundamental
        reforms, such as significant changes in the
        school’s staffing and governance, to improve
        student academic achievement in the school and
        that has substantial promise of enabling the
        school to make adequate yearly progress.
        §1116(b)(8)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                        ND – No Documentation;       TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________

                                                TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                                           (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                              Criteria                           Options for Supporting Documentation         School Response*   NDE Response
    2. The district shall provide prompt notice to teachers      Description of how teachers and parents
       and parents whenever restructuring applies.                have been notified
       Adequate opportunity shall be provided to parents
       and teachers to comment before taking any action
       and the will be able to participate in developing
       any plan.
       §1116(b)(8)
    IDENTIFICATION OF DISTRICT FOR SCHOOL
    IMPROVEMENT
    1. The district identified shall, not later than 3 months    Addressees specific academic issues
       after being identified, develop or revise district         that caused the district to be identified
       plans, in consultation with parents, school staff,         for school improvement
       and others.                                               List of participants (including names and
       §1116(c)(7)(A)                                             titles) who developed the plans
    1a. The plan shall incorporate scientifically based          Strategies that will strengthen core
        research strategies that strengthen the core              academic subjects
        academic progress of schools served by the
        district.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(i)
    1b. The plan shall identify actions that have the            Strategies that will strengthen core
        greatest likelihood of improving the achievement          academic subjects
        of the participating children.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(ii)
    1c. The plan shall address the professional                  A list of professional development
        development of the instructional staff by                 activities engaged in by the staff and
        committing to spend not less than 10 percent of           administration--including dates
        the funds received by the district for each fiscal
        year in which the district is identified for
        improvement for professional development.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(iii)

        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                         ND – No Documentation;           TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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District: ______________________
Co/Dist Number: ______________

                                              TITLE I - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
                                         (Only for Schools Identified as Needing Improvement)
                             Criteria                         Options for Supporting Documentation       School Response*   NDE Response
    1d. The plan shall include specific measurable            Specific academic achievement goals for
        achievement goals and targets for each of the          each subgroup of students
        groups of students identified in the disaggregated
        date consistent with adequate yearly progress.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(iv)
    1e. The plan shall address the fundamental teaching       Address specific academic needs
        and learning needs in the schools of the district,
        and the specific academic problems of low-
        achieving students, including a determination of
        why the local educational agency’s prior plan
        failed to bring about increased students
        academic achievement.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(v)
    1f. The plan shall incorporate, as appropriate,           Description of activties
        activities before school, after school, during the
        summer, and during an extension of the school
        year.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)(vi)
    1g. The plan will specify the responsibilities of NDE     Technical assistance to be provided
        and the local district, including specifying the
        technical assistance to be provided by each.
        §1116(c)(7))A)(vii)
    1h. The plan will include strategies to promote           Description of strategies
        effective parental involvement in the school.
        §1116(c)(7)(A)viii)
    2. The district shall implement the plan (including a     Date of implementation
       revised plan) expeditiously.
       §1116(c)(7)(B)




        *SCHOOL RESPONSE: DE – Documentation Exists;                      ND – No Documentation;         TA – Technical Assistance Needed

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