• Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP)

    Rationale

    ​School improvement efforts are a collaborative process involving multiple stakeholders. Through the improvement planning process, leaders focus on priority needs, funding, and closing achievement gaps among identified subgroups of students. When implemented with fidelity, the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) cultivates an environment that promotes student growth and achievement.

    Operational Definitions
    Goal: Long-term three to five year targets based on the required school level goals. Elementary/middle schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, and growth. High schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, and transition readiness. Long-term targets should be informed by The Needs Assessment for Schools.

    Objective: Short-term target to be attained by the end of the current academic year. There can be multiple objectives for each goal.

    Strategy: An approach to systematically address the process, practice, or condition that the school will focus its efforts upon in order to reach its goals or objectives. There can be multiple strategies for each objective.  The strategy can be based upon Kentucky’s six (6) Key Core Work Processes listed below or another established improvement approach (i.e. Six Sigma, Shipley, Baldridge, etc.).

    Activity: Actionable steps used to deploy the chosen strategy. There can be multiple activities for each strategy.

    Key Core Work Processes: A series of processes identified by the Kentucky Department of Education that involve the majority of an organization’s workforce and relate to its core competencies. These are the factors that determine an organization’s success and help it prioritize areas for growth.

    Measure of Success: Criteria that shows the impact of the work. The measures may be quantitative or qualitative, but are observable in some way.

    Progress Monitoring: Process used to assess the implementation of the plan, the rate of improvement, and the effectiveness of the plan. Should include timelines and responsible individuals.

    Funding: Local, state, or federal funds/grants used to support (or needed to support) the improvement initiative.

    Requirements for Building an Improvement Plan

    • There are six (6) required district goals: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, growth, and transition readiness.
    • The required school goals include the following:
      • For elementary/middle school, these include: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, and, growth.
      • For high school, these include: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, and transition readiness.

    Explanations/Directions

     

    Goal: Include long-term three to five year targets based on the required school level goals. Elementary/middle schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, and growth. High schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, and transition readiness. Long-term targets should be informed by The Needs Assessment for Schools.

     

    Objective

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Include short-term targets to be attained by the end of the current academic year. There can be multiple objectives for each goal.

     

    An approach to systematically address the process, practice, or condition that the school will focus its efforts upon in order to reach its goals or objectives. There can be multiple strategies for each objective.  The strategy can be based upon Kentucky’s six (6) Key Core Work Processes listed above or another established improvement approach (i.e. Six Sigma, Shipley, Baldridge, etc.).

    Include actionable steps used to deploy the chosen strategy. There can be multiple activities for each strategy.

    List the criteria that shows the impact of the work. The measures may be quantitative or qualitative, but are observable in some way.

    Discuss the process used to assess the implementation of the plan, the rate of improvement, and the effectiveness of the plan. Should include timelines and responsible individuals. Progress monitoring ensures that plans are being revisited and an opportunity to determine whether the plan is working.

    List the funding source(s) used to support (or needed to support) the improvement initiative.

     

                 

    1: Proficiency Goal

     

    Goal 1: By 2023, 50% of the students who successfully complete the Hopkins County Day Treatment program that TABE test in Reading and Math will increase at least 2.5 grade levels. 

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

    By the end of the 2020-21 school year, 50% of the students who successfully complete the program that TABE test in Reading will increase at least 0.5 grade level.

    Increase direct instruction teaching in reading

    Daily Bell Ringer for Reading Strategies

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

     

    None needed

    Use of CARS, STARS & Extensions following professional learning with staff

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

    Pre & Post Assessments

     

    None needed

    Use of blended learning instructional strategies

    Odysseyware, Scholastic & ExactPath for individualized learning

    Assessments

    User Reports

     

    ESS;  Title I, D; Instructional Resource Funds

     

     

     

     

    1:1 Interventions

    Daily 1:1 instruction for interventions reading

    Daily Schedule of Interventionist

    Assessments

     

    Title I, D

     

     

     

     

    Objective 2

    By the end of the 2020-21 school year, 50% of the students who successfully complete the program that TABE test in Reading will increase at least 0.5 grade level.

    Increase direct instruction teaching in math

    Daily Bell Ringer for Math Strategies

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

     

    None needed

    Use of CAMS, STAMS & Extensions following professional learning with staff

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

    Pre & Post Assessments

     

    None needed

    Use of blended learning instructional strategies

    Odysseyware, Scholastic & ExactPath for individualized learning

    Assessments

    User Reports

     

    ESS;  Title I, D; Instructional Resource Funds

     

     

     

     

    1:1 Interventions

    Daily 1:1 instruction for interventions in math

    Daily Schedule of Interventionist

    Assessments

     

    Title I, D

     

     

     

     

                 

     


     

    2: Separate Academic Indicator

     

    Goal 2 (State your separate academic indicator goal.):

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    3: Achievement Gap

     

    Goal 3 (State your achievement gap goal.):

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    4: Growth

     

    Goal 4 (State your growth goal.):

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    5: Transition Readiness

     

    Goal 5 (State your transition readiness goal.):

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    6: Graduation Rate      

     

    Goal 6 (State your graduation rate goal.):

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    7: Other (Optional)

     

    Goal 7 By 2023, Hopkins County Day Treatment program will increase direct instruction opportunities for students to a minimum of 20 hours per week. 

     

                 Objective            

    Strategy

    Activities

    Measure of Success

    Progress Monitoring

    Funding

    Objective 1 

    By the end of the 2020-21 school year, students at Hopkins County Day Treatment will increase direct instruction opportunities from 10 hours to a minimum of 12 hours.

    Increase direct instruction teaching in reading

    Daily Bell Ringer for Reading Strategies

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

     

    None needed

    Use of CARS, STARS & Extensions following professional learning with staff

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

    Pre & Post Assessments

     

    None needed

    Increase direct instruction teaching in reading

    Daily Bell Ringer for Reading Strategies

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

     

    None needed

    Use of CARS, STARS & Extensions following professional learning with staff

    Lesson Plans

    Walkthroughs

    Pre & Post Assessments

     

    None needed

    1:1 Interventions

    Daily 1:1 instruction for interventions reading

    Daily Schedule of Interventionist

    Assessments

     

    Title I, D

    Weekly community engagement partnerships and activities with students

    Community partnerships for green house; guest speakers on social topics; BREATHE visual and performing arts program; collaboration with Workout Anytime for wellness; and other community collaborations as deemed appropriate to meet the needs of students

    Weekly Point Sheets

    Day Treatment Plans

     

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    Special Considerations for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) Schools

     

    TSI schools must embed their subgroup(s) plan for improvement within their CSIPs. TSI stakeholders, including the principal and other school leaders, teachers, and parents, should carefully consider what must be done to ensure the subgroup(s) perform(s) at high levels in the state accountability system. In addition to identifying strategies and activities within the CSIP that address the specific needs of underperforming groups, provide narrative information regarding the additional requirements for TSI schools in the following chart:

     

     

    Components Of Turnaround Leadership Development And Support:

    Consider: How will you ensure that school leadership has or develops the skills and disposition to achieve accelerated, meaningful, and sustainable increases in student achievement for underperforming subgroups?

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    Identification Of Critical Resources Inequities:

    Consider: Describe the process used to review the allocation and use of resources (people, time, and money), any resource inequities that were identified that may contribute to underperformance, and how identified resource inequities will be addressed.

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    Targeted Subgroups and Evidence-Based Interventions:

    Consider: Identify the areas of need revealed by the analysis of academic and non-academic data that will be addressed through CSIP activities for your targeted subgroup(s). What evidence-based practice(s) will the school incorporate that specifically targets the subgroup(s) achievement that contributed to the TSI identification? How will we monitor the evidence-based practice to ensure it is implemented with fidelity? Complete the table below to document the evidence that supports the Activities outlined in this plan. Additional rows may be added to accommodate additional pieces of evidence.

     

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    Evidence-based Activity

    Evidence Citation

    Uploaded in eProve

    Train staff to implement inductive teaching strategies.

    Hattie, J. (2009). Visible Learning: a synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge: New York, NY.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Additional Actions That Address The Causes Of Consistently Underperforming Subgroups Of Students

    Consider: Describe the process used to review the learning culture related to your targeted subgroup(s) and any additional actions that were determined to address the causes of underperformance.

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    Special Considerations for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Schools

     

    Schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) must complete the CSIP process and meet all applicable deadlines while identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). Following the completion of the school audit, CSI schools must revise their CSIP to account for the improvement priorities identified by the audit team.  The newly revised CSIP, referred to as a Turnaround Plan, must include the following items: (1) evidence-based interventions to be utilized to increase student performance and address the critical needs identified in the school audit, (2) a comprehensive list of persons and entities involved in the turnaround efforts and the specific roles each shall play in the school’s turnaround process, and (3) a review of resource inequities, which shall include an analysis of school level budgeting to ensure resources are adequately channeled towards school improvement (703 KAR 5:280). Each of the three aforementioned requirements must be embedded throughout the CSIP document. Once the CSIP has been revised, the turnaround plan must be submitted to the LEA for approval before it is submitted to the Commissioner of Education for final approval.

    Evidence-based Practices

     

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (2015) created new expectations for evidence-based decision making at school and district levels. More specific information regarding evidence-based practices and requirements can be found on the Kentucky Department of Education’s Evidence-based Practices website. While evidence documentation in the CSIP is only required for schools identified for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), KDE encourages all school leaders to review evidence related to new programs, practices, or interventions being implemented in the school. In addition to documenting the evidence below, TSI and CSI schools are expected to upload a description of their evidence review process, the findings of their evidence review, and a discussion of the local implications into eProve. Specific directions regarding the documentation requirements can be found in the “Documenting Evidence under ESSA” resource available on KDE’s Evidence-based Practices website.

     

    Complete the table below to document the evidence that supports the Activities outlined in this plan. Additional rows may be added to accommodate additional pieces of evidence.

     

    Evidence-based Activity

    Evidence Citation

    Uploaded in eProve

    Train staff to implement inductive teaching strategies.

    Hattie, J. (2009). Visible Learning: a synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge: New York, NY.