Comprehensive Support and Improvement/Educational Recovery

Comprehensive Support and Improvement/Educational Recovery

Published: 2/26/2019 1:22 PM

As required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the Kentucky Department of Education will identify Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools referenced in KRS 160.346.

There are three ways for a school to be identified for comprehensive support and improvement:

  • The school is among the lowest performing 5% of Title I or non-Title I schools by level in Kentucky;
  • The Title I or non-Title I high school has a four-year graduation rate of 80% or less; or
  • The Title I or non-Title I school was previously identified for Tier II Targeted Support for at least three years and have not exited (beginning 2021-2022).

Once schools have been notified, they must work with local shareholders to develop and implement a comprehensive support and improvement plan.

By law, these plans must be informed by all the indicators in the state's accountability system, include evidence-based interventions, be based on a school-level needs assessment, and identify resource inequities that must be addressed.

CSI Resources 

   Entrance and Exit Criteria

   Comprehensive Support and Improvement Flowchart

   Introduction to Targeted and Comprehensive Support and Improvement webinaraccompanying PowerPoint, and transcript

   SBDM Council Implications for CSI and TSI Schools

   CSI School Roster

    CSI and TSI Frequently Asked Questions

LEA Notification of Non-Department Audit or Turnaround Team Form

LEAs with newly identified CSI Schools must complete and submit the LEA Notification of Non-Department Audit or Turnaround Team Form to the Department within 30 days of identification. To complete the form, an LEA representative should download the form, identify the selected method for BOTH audit and turnaround teams, and provide the required information for the selected methods. The form must include signatures from the LEA's Board of Education chair and the Superintendent before submission. Completed forms should be emailed to

​Kelly Foster
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5130 Ext. 4001
Fax (502) 564-8149
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