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School Identification

  • Per California’s Draft Plan to address the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the State will develop and implement accountability systems that identify schools based on two designations:

    • Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI): this list of schools will be generated in Fall 2018 and every three years thereafter, and will be based on the lowest-performing 5% of schools, and schools where fewer than two-thirds of students graduate.
    • Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI): this list of schools will be generated annually beginning in Fall 2018, and will be based on chronically or consistently underperforming subgroups. Any school designated as TSI that does not exit after three years will be designated a CSI school.

     

    Identification Criteria

    The State has not fully adopted identification criteria for CSI or TSI, and is slated to do so in January 2018; however the State has adopted the following baseline criteria, which will be applied in Fall 2018:

    CSI School Identification

    • Any high school with a graduation rate less than 67% over the last three years
    • Any Title I school where performance levels on the Dashboard are either all red, or all red + one orange for the all student group
    • Any TSI school that has not exited after 3 years
    • The State will determine additional criteria for identification in January 2018

    TSI School Identification

    • Any school where performance levels on the Dashboard are either all red or all red + one orange for any student subgroup(s).
    • Any school where any subgroup on its own would lead to identification as a CSI school (pending further identification criteria from the State in January 2018)

     

    Required Activities

    If a school is designated by the State in either of the above categories, ESSA requires that certain interventions and activities take place per below:

    CSI Schools will be required to:

    • Write a plan with stakeholders that:
      • is informed by all indicators
      • is based on the findings of a comprehensive needs assessment
      • identifies resource inequities
      • includes evidence-based interventions
    • Implement the plan, which will be approved by the school, LEA and State and monitored by the State.

    TSI Schools will be required to:

    • Write a plan with stakeholders that:
      • is informed by all indicators for the identified subgroups
      • identifies resource inequities
      • includes evidence-based interventions
    • Implement the plan, which will be approved and monitored by the LEA.

     

    Resources

    This is still under development as the State is defining its system of supports. Guidance, support and/or resources may be provided to schools that are identified.

     

    Exit Criteria

    Based on the State’s Draft ESSA plan (pending approval from the US Department of Education), the statewide exit criteria will be “based on whether the school has improved performance so that it no longer meets the criteria used initially to identify these schools... Schools are expected to meet these criteria within four years from initial identification.”

     

    Last updated 2017-12-04

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