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School Improvement Plans (SIP)

 
School Improvement Plans (SIP)

Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39, The LISD Board of Trustees must approve school improvement plan (SIP) that addresses all performance measures (state assessment results, completion rate, and/or dropout rate) for campus rated as “Improvement Required”.

Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39, each first-year Improvement Required, in conjunction with the campus intervention team (CIT) is required to participate in specific first-year Improvement Required activities to collect and analyze data to determine factors contributing to unacceptable performance and develop a school improvement plan (SIP) that addresses all performance measures (state assessment results, completion rate, and/or dropout rate) not meeting the required performance standard in the state’s academic accountability rating system.

Prior to the creation of the SIP, campuses rated as “Improvement Required” -  Ware, Forest Park Johnston McQueen - had to complete the following activities:
 
1. Focused Data Analysis (FDA) with Student Level Review (SLR) - the FDA with SLR were completed by the campus leadership team (CLT) and the CIT; results from these analyses were considered for the on-site needs assessment and were integral in the development of the SIP;

  • The FDA is designed to identify factors contributing to low performance in the areas not meeting the required performance standard in the state’s academic accountability rating system.
  • The SLR is used to list low performing students, identify their characteristics, and track year long data such as grades. The internal CIT member will work with the CLT to update the SLR on a periodic basis to track and analyze student performance data and interventions;

2. CIT On‐Site Needs Assessment and Recommendations ‐ the CIT On‐Site Needs Assessment and Recommendations template were completed by the CIT in accordance with requirements under TEC §39.106(b) and 19 TAC §97.1063(b)‐(d). The on‐site needs assessment was designed to determine the contributing education‐related and other factors resulting in the campus’s low performance and lack of progress. Findings from the needs assessment and CIT recommendations were incorporated in the SIP;

3. School Improvement Plan ‐ the SIP was completed by the CLT and the CIT and is designed to address all performance measures (state assessment results, completion rate, and/or dropout rate) not meeting the state performance standards. Factors identified through the focused data analysis and recommendations determined through the on‐site needs assessment were incorporated into the SIP;

After the SIP is approved by the board of trustees, the CIT will assist the campus in submitting the plan to the commissioner for approval [TEC §39.106(d) and 19 TAC §97.1063(e)].

Implementing and Updating the School Improvement Plan
 
The TEA will work in conjunction with the CIT to monitor the progress of the campus and the district in implementing the SIP. The CIT will provide updates regarding the progress the campus and district is making towards implementation of the SIP by submitting CIT Progress Reports to the TEA on a periodic basis.

If the approved SIP must be revised to address areas of growth and areas that require improvement, the CIT will assist in updating the SIP and will submit the updated plan to the board of trustees for review in a public hearing.

Reconstitution Plan – Forest Park Middle School
Under the provisions of Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 39, each second-year campus identified as Improvement Required, in conjunction with the campus intervention team (CIT) is required to participate in the aforementioned activities as the first-year academically unacceptable campuses and is also required to develop a reconstitution plan. Reconstitution plan was developed in accordance with 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §97.1051(7) and §97.1064, and TEC §39.107; it continues and builds on the improvement process begun in the previous year, addressing causal factors for low performance and planning for school reconstitution and redesign. Certain aspects of the reconstitution plan are within the scope of the SIP, therefore failure to implement the reconstitution plan may result in sanctions under the TEC §39.107(c)-(d);

Identified Campuses
The following have been identified for this process:
  • Ware – Formerly Improvement Required (FIR)
  • Johnston McQueen - Formerly Improvement Required (FIR)
  • Forest Park - 2nd Year Improvement Required, Reconstitution
  • Bramlette - 1st Year Improvement Required
  • LEAD Academy - 1st Year Improvement Required

Contact Information
 
Questions regarding School Improvement Plans should be addressed to:
Latitia Wilson, Director Research Accountability and Planning
Longview ISD