Diagnostic Review and Planning Grant
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that states allocate resources for intensive and sustained support to schools designated as in need of improvement. This grant is made available to Title I Focus Schools and Title I Schools with a (preliminary) Turnaround or Priority Improvement plan type in order to provide resources and support a focused approach to improvement through a Diagnostic Review and/or Action Planning Support. Schools may apply for up to $50,000. A diagnostic review and action planning support within the last two years will be a prerequisite for applying for a School Improvement Support (SIS) Implementation Grant in 2014.
Proposals Due: Monday, November 18, 2013 by 4:00 p.m. or Monday, December 2, 2013 by 4:00 p.m.
New! As the deadline for the Diagnostic Review and Planning Grant approaches on Monday, we are giving potential applicants additional time to apply by Dec. 2. We will proceed as scheduled with the review and award of applications submitted by Nov. 18. If there are funds remaining after initial awards are made, we will continue to accept and review applications for quality until all available funds are awarded up to Dec. 2nd.
For additional program information, webinar details and application materials, please click here.
Title IA Focus Schools
For the ESEA waiver granted by the United States Department of Education, CDE is required to identify 10% of Colorado’s Title I schools as "focus" schools to help ensure that low performance for student groups are addressed. Specifically, a Title I Focus school is a school with a:
(1) low graduation rate (regardless of plan type), and/or
(2) Turnaround or Priority Improvement plan type with either (or both)
(a) low-achieving disaggregated student groups (i.e., minority, ELL, IEP and FRL) or
(b) low disaggregated graduation rate.
A Title I Focus schools must address the reasons behind the designation in its school level UIP. The school’s UIP must address the low achievement of the disaggregated groups in the data narrative. The action planning section must include action steps indicating how the low achievement will be addressed.
Title IA Priority Schools
For the ESEA waiver granted by the United States Department of Education, CDE is required to identify the lowest performing 5% of Colorado’s Title I schools as "priority" schools. Colorado identifies priority schools as the Tier I or Tier II schools under the SIG program that are using SIG funds to implement a school intervention model.
Tiered Intervention Grant
The Tiered Intervention Grant is designed to support districts with chronically low performing schools in the lowest 5 percent of achievement (Title I Priority Schools) as indicated by state assessments.
The intent of the grant is to provide funding for Title I Priority Schools to:
- partner with CDE in the implementation of one of the four intervention models provided in the draft guidance for the use of federal Title I 1003(g) funds;
- increase the academic achievement of all students attending chronically low performing schools as measured by the state’s assessment system; and
- utilize the support and services from state-approved turnaround providers in their efforts to accomplish the above.
Additional resources for the Tiered Intervention Grant can be found here.
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