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2019-2020 Consolidated Application

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The ESEA Office is currently reviewing Consolidated Applications! 

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On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was signed into law. The passage of ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve achievement outcomes for all students by providing effective programs supported with Titles I, II, III, and IV funding. The new law broadens the allowable uses of title funds and our goal is to help ensure that you understand all of the opportunities this funding affords your LEA.    

Under the ESSA, state educational agencies (SEAs) are required to collect local education agency (LEA) plans that address the requirements of the law, as well as descriptions of the activities the LEA will implement with its Title I, II, III, and IV allocations.  To meet this requirement, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has developed, with stakeholder input, a new consolidated application, which includes a set of five cross-program questions, organized around five core elements:

  • August:  Make modifications to Consolidated Application based on CDE comments as necessary 
  • August: Prepare for Annual Count and CSPR data collection (e.g. update survey forms)
  • August ꟷ September: Identification of English learners must be made within 30 days of the beginning of the school year, including Home Language Survey, W-APT/WIDA Screener, and a BOE to confirm language proficiency; after October 1, must be made within 15 days of enrollment
  • August ꟷ September: Parent notifications are sent: Parents Right to Know, Teacher Qualifications, Notices to Parents of English Learners (sent no later than 30 days after enrollment; within 15 days after Oct. 1), Testing Transparency 
  • August – September: Ensure distribution of school-level Title I Parent Involvement Policy, including the compact
  • August – September: Review and update ESEA personnel lists by building, in order to establish the Time & Effort logs that will need to be completed (monthly or semi-annual)
  • August ꟷ October: Review released Performance Frameworks and determine if adjustments need to be made to the Consolidated Application based on this information
  • August ꟷ October: Update 4-Week Rule letter for teachers who do not meet applicable Colorado teacher licensure requirements in Title I schools
  • August ꟷ November: Provide training/technical assistance as appropriate to sub-grantees on the annual count and CSPR data collections
  • August ꟷ November: Gather and analyze performance, process, and perception data (e.g. local student assessments, teacher and principal evaluations, classroom walkthroughs, surveys, technology inventories) to identify needs. Ensure all data is disaggregated to identify the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students

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