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 State Systemic Improvement: Student Success (SSIP)

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has required that each State Educational Agency (SEA) develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan that includes a comprehensive, multi-year focus on improving results for Students with Disabilities! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states and districts to support and improve the quality of low-performing high schools. States must set long-term high school graduation rate goals for all student groups and identify and intervene in those schools that graduate fewer than two-thirds of their students.

Each state must develop a plan that will outline the development of strategies to increase state capacity to structure and lead meaningful change in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).  While the primary focus of the plan is on improvement for Students with Disabilities, the State must also address in its SSIP how the State will use its general supervision systems to improve implementation of the requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Georgia continues to implement a systemic plan, “Student Success (SSIP),” to improve graduation outcomes, decrease dropout rates, and increase student achievement for Students with Disabilities.

To assist Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in implementing their systemic plan, the state is providing a School Completion Toolbox with robust, evidence-based resources to meet the requirements of IDEA, ESSA and OSEP. 

The purpose of the School Completion Toolkit is to provide districts with a roadmap of strategies, interventions and resources to help students with and without disabilities graduate with a high school diploma.

Innovative Practices from Georgia Districts are highlighted through an interactive map.

 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

School Completion Toolkit

FY2022 School Completion Toolkit Navigation Guide

Student Success Leadership Launch Webinars and other Resources

The webinars provide important updates and support for LEAs and school implementation of the Student Success process.  In the table below, you will find the links to the recordings. Email the following address with your questions:

Student Success Leadership Launch Webinars provide important updates and support for district and school implementation of the Student Success process. Below you will find the links to the recorded webinars as well as the presentations.

Student Success Leadership Launch Webinars

The webinars provide important updates and support for LEAs and school implementation of the Student Success process.

SSIP Professional Learning Series

This professional learning series focused on supporting teachers and leaders in secondary settings to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates for students with disabilities.

School-Based Administrator's Academy

Special Education and the School Based Administrator’s Academy is designed to assist school-based leaders in building their knowledge and skills around special education. The Academy will cover special education law, FAPE, being an LEA for an IEP, supporting families, supporting teachers and other support staff, LRE, scheduling, discipline and a host of other topics.

Promoting School Attendance Module:

Strategies for Promoting School Attendance PresentationPowerPoint | PDF 

Parent Resources: 



 Contact Information


Wina Low
Interim ​State Director,
Special Education Services and Supports

Fax: 770-344-4482

SSIP Feedback Form


Ann Cross
Project Manager,
Instruction and Systemic Improvement


Susan A. Brozovic, Ph.D.
Systemic Improvement Program Specialist


Trace Vaughn
Systemic Improvement Program Specialist