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Federal Programs Staff Members
  • Accountability Under ESSA
    Accountability Under ESSA
    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law in December 2015. ESSA, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, reauthorizes the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
  • Comprehensive and Targeted Support and Improvement Schools
    Comprehensive and Targeted Support and Improvement Schools
    ESSA requires states to submit plans to the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) describing the state systems for evaluating school performance and holding schools accountable for improvement. ESSA requires that states establish a methodology for identifying low-performing schools. States must identify two categories of schools at least once every three years: those that need Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and those that need Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). States may also establish other categories of schools, for example those not in need of improvement. Beginning in the 2017–18 school year, subgroup School Performance Grades and growth is calculated for the following nine student subgroups: American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, Two or More Races, White, Students who are Economically Disadvantaged, English Learners, and Students with Disabilities.
Director of Federal Programs, Grants, Equity, Choice and ESL
Pauletta Thompson, Ed.S
Email: thompsonp@gcs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 919-693-4613

Equity and Effectiveness

10 months ago