Differentiation with Indistar

Report
Arkansas
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2011 – 1st Cohort
 3 High Schools
 2 Middle School
 1 Elementary
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2012 – 2nd Cohort
 4 High Schools
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2013 – 3rd Cohort
 3 High Schools
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All SIG schools in Arkansas chose the
Transformation model
Cohort 2 were required to utilize SIG Online
Tool to help with Transformational model
implementation
 Rapid Indicators
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Optional for Cohort 1
◦ All schools volunteered to use SIG Online Tool
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Assess Indicators
 11 Federal Requirements for Transformational Model
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Create Transformation Plan
 Crosswalk Indicators with Transformation Toolkit
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Budget
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Amendments
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June of 2012 Arkansas’ waiver approved by
USDOE
◦ 3 categories of schools
 Exemplary
 Focus
 Priority (SIG Schools included)
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PRIORITY SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED TO USE
INDISTAR
Priority schools use Indistar to develop plans
tailored to their individual situation and needs.
 Priority Improvement Plan (PIP)
 Crosswalk Indicators to Turnaround Principles
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Supports and programs will be evidence-based
and school specific.
38 Priority Schools (Including SIG Schools)
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INDISTAR IS VOLUNTARY FOR FOCUS SCHOOLS
Focus schools are making progress generally in terms of
student achievement and may have high percentages of
proficient students, but have a population of at risk students
that are not performing.
Concentrate school improvement efforts on closing
achievement gaps (TAGG)
 Develop Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP)
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Focus Schools chose to use Indistar
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Match best practices in school to Indicators
Each Priority Schools has a SIS on site at least
once per week
 Technical Assistance
 Coach
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State Level Access
 Commissioners
 State Board
Title I Coordinator
501-682-2395
[email protected]

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