ESEA Federal Programs
School Improvement Plans
In December of 2015, Congress passed a new authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA 1964). This reauthorization, titled The Every Student Succeeds Act, requires states to implement a new school accountability system by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The previous accountability system will remain in place until that time. In the previous system, schools received ratings according to the Alaska School Performance Index. These ratings were based on the performance of whole schools or identified subgroups of students within the school. Failure of the school or any one of its identified subgroups to meet annual objectives required that the school complete a School Improvement Plan. The ASPI ratings for schools were last updated in 2014 and schools that did not meet objectives that year are required to complete an annual improvement plan until the new accountability system is established.
The link below will allow you to see schools’ improvement plans. This year, the district has required all schools to complete a plan that supports district wide improvement initiatives. If you have any questions about the plan, your school's rating, or the process, please feel free to contact your school’s principal or this office.