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Provide Input on School Improvement Decision Points
The School Improvement Spoke Committee opened a window to collect online input on three key school improvement decision points on December 16, 2016. All decision points are listed below and include a description and a survey. The descriptions explain the decision point, federal and state policy that affect the decision point, the options being considered by the spoke members, and, when applicable, the spoke committee’s recommendation. The survey allows you to give input on each specific school improvement decision point through January 13, 2017.
- State supports for identified schools
- Identification and definition of "evidence-based" interventions
- Allocation of school improvement resources
The surveys will open starting December 16, 2016, and close on January 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm (MST).
Directions and Context
Thank you for your interest in the School Improvement section of Colorado’s ESSA state plan. Building upon extensive information collected from the ESSA Listening Tours, the School Improvement Spoke Committee has dug into the issues more deeply over this past fall. This survey is intended to provide spoke committee members with the opportunity to record their individual “votes” on the decision points and aggregate the tally for the Hub Committee and the State Board of Education. It is also being opened up to the public for additional comment. While the US Department of Education has recently released a newly updated template, the decision points are still covered within the new questions.
Decision Items shared with Hub Committee and State Board of Education
1) SEA supports for identified schools:
a. What are the definitions, timelines, interventions, and supports that Colorado will offer to identified schools and their districts?
b. What are the unique characteristics of state supports for Comprehensive Support and Intervention Schools?
c. What are the unique characteristics of state supports for Targeted Support and Intervention Schools?
2) Identify and define “evidence-based” interventions:
a. Should Colorado provide a pre-approved list of identified evidence-based interventions, strategies and partners?
3) Allocation of School Improvement resources:
a. In reserving 7% of the state Title I allocation to support identified schools, should the funds be distributed to LEAs through a formula or competitive process? Or maybe a blend of the two (hybrid)?