Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and Districts

Published: 11/24/2015 2:04 PM

School and district improvement efforts focus on student needs through a collaborative process involving all stakeholders to establish and address priority needs, district funding, and closing achievement gaps between identified subgroups of students. Additionally, schools and districts build upon their capacity for high-quality planning by making connections between academic resources and available funding to address targeted needs.

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Ø  CDIP and CSIP 2015-16 Due Date is January 4, 2016
Ø  The 2015-16 required goals include:
  • GAP
  • Proficiency
  • Graduation Rate
  • CCR
  • Novice Reduction (New goal for 2015-16; schools are expected to reduce novice by 50% by 2020)
Ø  Middle School CCR Goal (all grade levels, Math and Reading) for 2015-16:
  • Due to the absence of EXPLORE data in 2015-16, middle school College and Career Readiness (CCR) goals should be derived from K-PREP data. The cut scores for proficient performance on K-PREP were linked to ACT benchmarks in 2012. Thus, students scoring at the proficient and distinguished levels on K-PREP are determined to be on track toward meeting or exceeding college benchmarks. Objectives, strategies and activities pertaining to the CCR goal should be developed for students failing to reach the proficient or distinguished level as measured by K-PREP.
Ø  PGES Goal is optional for 2015-16
Ø  2015-16 State Goals Update
  • Currently, the goals are being rebased by the KDE Office of Assessment and Accountability and will be available by late November. For now, it is advisable to leave the state goals blank and concentrate on the school goals indicated by the trajectory numbers found in the 2014-15 School Report Card. Schools are encouraged to look at their own data to determine realistic goals that focus on the big picture of school improvement. Building effective strategies and activities to support goals at the school level is the true crux of the process. Once the state goals are released, the schools can then add them to their improvement plans in ASSIST.
Ø  School Safety Diagnostics per SB8/HB354
  • SB8/HB354 requires superintendent verification of compliance to the Kentucky Department of Education by November 1 annually that all schools in the district are in compliance with the requirements of the law.  This submission should occur by answering the Safe School Diagnostic in the CDIP via ASSIST.
  • The school level safety assurances must be completed in the school’s CSIP via ASSIST by January 4 which aligns with the CSIP due date.


Brandon Quick
Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
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