Districts, Schools and Educators

Targeted Support

Schools identified for targeted support receive most of their support from their local school district. They are also able to participate in specialized professional development and networking opportunities provided by the Regional Centers of Excellence. There are three ways for schools to be identified for targeted support. This is illustrated in more detail in the School and District Accountability: Targeted Support Identification training module.

For the purposes of this section a student group is any of the following with at least 20 students:

  • All students.
  • Seven racial and ethnic groups.
  • English learners.
  • Students in special education.
  • Students eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Schools where any student group performs at or below the average of the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools for at least one indicator in each stage.

Every student group at every school is compared to the average performance of the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools.

A Title I school that is identified this way for the same student group in two three-year cycles in a row (for example, in 2018 and again in 2021) will receive comprehensive support.

Schools where any student group performs at or below performance thresholds for at least one indicator in each stage.

Each indicator’s performance threshold is set based on the lowest quartile of each indicator used when identifying the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools (or the lowest half for the graduation indicators). Every student group at every school is compared against these performance thresholds.

Title I schools with overall performance at or below performance thresholds for at least one indicator in each of Stage 1 and Stage 2.

This identifies schools that would have been in the lowest 5 percent of Title I schools if their consistent attendance had been lower.