Oregon Title I School Improvement Plan
Plan will be implemented during the school years.
School District Name:
Assurance I certify that funding from the School Improvement grant will be and/or
has been spent in compliance with the requirements of ESEA, Section
1116 and requirements of Oregon and Federal statutes and regulations.
Title I Coordinator
Free/Reduced Lunch %
School Improvement Plan
Research tells us that the most effective change is accomplished through a pattern of steps. In order to
improve schools something has to change so new patterns can be established. The Sustaining School
Improvement Cycle is composed of a seven-step process that is often repeated and revisited in the
journey to increase student achievement and improve school for all students.
Briefly describe your plans to meet the seven steps in the Sustaining School Improvement Cycle.
Building Readiness (Planning Team)
Section 1116(b)(3) SCHOOL PLAN-
(A) REVISED PLAN- After the resolution of a review under paragraph (2), each school identified under
paragraph (1) for school improvement shall, not later than 3 months after being so identified, develop or
revise a school plan, in consultation with parents, school staff, the local educational agency serving the
school, and outside experts, for approval by such local educational agency. The school plan shall cover a 2-
Planning Team - List the names of people involved in developing this plan. Begin to build readiness in
people by engaging them in Active School Improvement efforts. When the Planning Team comes
together review the school’s data as a focus for school improvement efforts. Planning Team members
bring different perspectives that determine next steps.
Title I Staff:
Coordination and Technical Support
Schools in Title IA Improvement status must hold 20% of their funds to provide information
about school choice and transportation.
Schools and districts in the improvement process must document the technical assistance they
used during the planning process. ESEA as amended (2001) 1116 (b)(4)(B)(i-iii) defines technical
assistance as including: data analysis, identification and implementation of strategies, and
Use the following table to document the technical assistance you receive during the school
Supply the dates of meetings, the type or topic of technical assistance, and who provided the
Date Provider Type of Assistance
Describe the specific responsibilities of the school, and the district including technical assistance that will
be provided by the district as the plan is implemented.
Describe technical assistance requested from the state agency.
Collecting and Analyzing Data
Collecting and analyzing data to look at the school’s challenges and strengths is a great way to identify
what to work on. Use this section to summarize the key findings of the data review. Begin by thinking
about - Why was your school identified as in need for improvement?
Step I: Describe or list the issues that placed your school in Title I-A School Improvement Status:
Step II: Complete this section using the information from your previous year’s School Improvement Plan.
1. State each goal listed in the previous year’s district approved School Improvement plan and the
strategies implemented to address the achievement of each goal.
2. State the progress made toward the achievement of each goal. What data has been reviewed to
understand the progress of each goal? What additional data might help to understand this area of
Step III: Summarize the findings of the data review by describing the strengths and weaknesses of your
1. Strengths of the Current Program:
2. Weaknesses of Current Program:
3. Other Factors to Consider:
Setting Measurable Goals
Title IA School Improvement Plans need to include strategies that address specific issues where AYP was
not met and goal-setting is an important step. SMART goals are student-centered and specific, measurable,
attainable, realistic, and time bound.
After reviewing data and previous efforts to address areas of concern please develop SMART goals for the
revised Title I-A School Improvement Plan. In Section E each goal will be furthered developed through
Action Plans. Develop 2-3 goals in order to focus on the area/s that did not meet AYP.
Setting SMART Goals
(Example of a SMART Goal format)
By: __________________________ we will improve the performance of
_______________________ students at/in __________________________ to
(target group/grade) (school/district)
_____________________________ in _____________________________ as
(performance level) (subject area)
evidenced by ____________________________________________________
(date and name of assessment measures)
Additionally, we will narrow the gap between ___________________________
and ______________________________ by __________________________.
(student group) (target amount)
Utilize Research-Based Practices
Determining the best research-based programs is a critical piece of the school improvement process. It is
important to keep focused on learning about the program or practice that is most effective in meeting the
intended goals you select to increase the achievement of your students.
A School Improvement Plan must: ESEA as amended (2001) 1116(b)(3)(A)
Incorporate strategies based on scientifically based research that will strengthen the core academic subjects
in the school and address the specific academic issues that caused the school to be identified for school
improvement, and may include a strategy for the implementation of a comprehensive school reform model
that includes each of the components described in part F;
Adopt policies and practices concerning the school's core academic subjects that have the greatest likelihood
of ensuring that all groups of students specified in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v) and enrolled in the school will
meet the State's proficient level of achievement on the State academic assessment
A Schoolwide plan must: ESEA as amended (2001) 1114(b)(1)(B)
Provide opportunities for all children to meet the State’s proficient and advanced levels of academic
Use effective methods and instructional strategies that are based on scientifically based research that
strengthen the core academic program, increase the amount and quality of learning time that provides
an enriched and accelerated curriculum,
Include strategies that meet the needs of historically underserved populations,
Includes strategies to address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of low
achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the State standards who are member of the target
Provide instruction by highly qualified professional staff;
Provide timely, effective assistance to students who experience difficulty in meeting the state’s
standards, including taking specific steps to involve parents in helping their children meet the standards.
1. Address the specific academic issues that caused the school to be identified for school
improvement. What research was reviewed? How did it help in the decision making process?
2. Describe the policies and practices concerning the school’s instructional programs for core academic
subjects that meet the needs of your school’s specific subgroups. If there are specific strategies or
practices for a particular subgroup of students describe these separately.
3. Describe strategies, policies and/or practices that address the attendance, graduation pr participation
rate issue if this was a cause for the school to be placed in School Improvement status or if you have
chosen to address these issues as a preventive measure.
4. Describe, as appropriate, activities that the school has implemented that take place before school,
after school, during the summer or during any extension of the school year will strengthen students’
ability to meet the state’s standards.
Develop Action Plans and Determine Responsibilities
The action plan highlights what the goal is, how it will be measured, what the steps are for reaching the
goal, who is responsible, what the timeline is, and which resources will be utilized.
Directions for Developing the School improvement Action Plan
The School Improvement Action Plan is based on the results of the data review and the solutions
selected. The Action Plan will serve as an effective tool for integrating goals, strategies to achieve the
goals, and the timeline and resources needed to accomplish the goals. It should also assist in the
implementation by clarifying who will provide leadership for each component of the plan, and how
progress will be monitored and evaluated.
The Action plan template provided on the next page can be modified to meet your school’s specific
needs. Strategies to address attendance, safety, participation rates can be incorporated into the
template provided. Measurable goals will need to be stated for these attendance, graduation or
participation strategies if these are an issue that placed the school into School Improvement Status.
Establish SMART [specific – measurable – achievable – realistic – time related] goals for continuous and
substantial progress by each group of students enrolled in your school. Review AYP Growth Targets for
each group. Add additional lines under Specific Groups Measurable Goals as needed.
Overall School Improvement Goal #
STRATEGY EVIDENCE OF EVIDENCE OF TIMELINE PERSON ESTIMATED FUND SOURCE EVALUATION
What evidence-based IMPLEMENTA- IMPACT What are the projected RESPONSIBLE COSTS What sources of What did the Evidence
strategy will be TION What data will be start and end date(s)? Who will provide What are the funding will be used for of Impact data tell you
implemented? collected through your oversight for anticipated costs? the activity (more than about your district or
What evidence and
How do you know the assessment system implementation, one source may be school? Were the
processes will be used
strategy will help that measures desired monitoring, and listed)? results what you
to ensure that the
achieve the goal? changes in student evaluation of the intended? Are the
strategy(ies) and staff
learning? (universal strategy? results moving the
screening, progress district towards the
are being implemented
monitoring and goal?
in the classroom?