Resources for Identified Schools
Districts and charters with schools identified for support and improvement under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are required to provide leadership and oversite for the improvement efforts at identified schools, so that all students can achieve without exception. The Regional Centers of Excellence (RCE), the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and other stakeholder partners have developed several resources that districts and charters may use in their school improvement efforts.
Required Support and Improvement Activities
District Checklist and Approval for Targeted Support and Improvement Schools
A checklist for districts and charters with targeted support and improvement schools.
District Checklist and Approval for Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools
A checklist for districts and charters with comprehensive support and improvement schools.
School Improvement Plan
The School Improvement Plan is used after the CNA process. It identifies a plan for the implementation of the strategies, practices, or programs that were identified to improve outcomes for students.
Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Summary Report
The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Report is the summary tool that schools identified for support and improvement complete to document the key findings from their CNA process.
Support and Improvement Resources
School Improvement Timeline-Year 1
Informed by stakeholders, this timeline outlines the critical activities that should happen in the first year of identification for support.
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Roadmap
The Professional Learning Community (PLC) Roadmap is organized by structures and critical features using the Active Implementation Frameworks. District, schools and PLC teams can use this tool to chart and monitor progress toward becoming top-performing PLCs.
Leadership Team Rubric
The Leadership Team Rubric is organized by structures and critical features. School leadership teams would use this rubric to identify their current level of development and to plan next steps actions to increase their effectiveness.