Georgia Department of
Education identifies schools for comprehensive and targeted support
CSI List | 2019-20
TSI List | 2019-20
Note: An updated version of the 2019-20 TSI List was uploaded January 31, 2020.
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25, 2019 – The
Georgia Department of Education today released the 2019-20 lists of
Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and
Improvement (TSI) schools, along with the list of schools who made the
improvements needed to exit CSI or TSI status.
2018 to 2019, 47 schools made the necessary improvements to exit CSI-lowest 5
percent status, CSI-low graduation rate status, or TSI status.
Schools Identified for Additional Support (CSI and TSI)
ESSA, states are required to identify schools in need of additional support.
schools fall into one or both of the following categories:
- Lowest 5%: Title
I schools that, when ranked according to their three-year CCRPI average,
are among the lowest performing 5% of Title I schools in the state
- Low Graduation Rate: High
schools with a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate less than or
equal to 67%
schools fall into one of the following categories:
- Consistently Underperforming Subgroup: The school has at least one subgroup performing in the
lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components.
- Additional Targeted Support: Among all schools identified in the “Consistently Underperforming
Subgroup” category, the school has at least one subgroup that is
performing in the lowest 5% of schools in all CCRPI components.
Georgia Department of Education’s Office of School Improvement works directly
with CSI schools and provides assistance to help them improve the educational
outcomes of their students. School districts are charged with providing
supports to TSI schools, while the state provides professional learning and
targeted technical assistance.
Schools Exiting the Lowest 5% and Other Designations
schools made the improvements necessary to exit the lowest 5% of schools or
CSI-low graduation rate status, and another 21 made the improvements necessary
to exit TSI status, for a total of 47 schools.
is our responsibility as a state to provide the support all schools need to
improve, including intensive and tailored supports for struggling schools,”
State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Our entire agency, led by our
Office of School Improvement, partners with schools identified for additional
support to ensure they have the resources they need to succeed – and that’s
producing real improvements in schools. We’ll continue this ‘all hands on deck’
approach to school improvement, with the ultimate goal of ensuring every
student in our state has access to a high-quality K-12 education.”
Spotlight on Schools and Districts Making Improvements
Elementary School (Peach County Schools) exited CSI status and saw a six-point
increase in literacy and nineteen-point increase in progress from the 2018 to
2019 CCRPI. In partnership with GaDOE School Improvement, the school has
focused on improving climate and culture; student-focused instruction and
leadership; and building a school leadership team committed to the school’s
mission and vision. Principal Anita Mathis recognized the need for structured
reading intervention across grade levels and has placed a strong emphasis on
reading instruction. Twelve teachers are seeking a reading endorsement in
partnership with Middle Georgia RESA, and each student begins the day with 45
minutes of small-group reading.
County Schools increased
its districtwide CCRPI score by 11.9 points from 2018 to 2019 and had two
schools – Macon County Middle School and Macon County Elementary School – exit
CSI-lowest 5 percent status. The district has built strong partnerships with
GaDOE School Improvement staff, with a focus on building local capacity to
improve student outcomes. Superintendent Marc Maynor and his team have worked
with GaDOE to increase the rigor and relevance of the district’s curriculum and
ensure high levels of curriculum implementation and high-quality professional
learning for teachers.
County Schools had
six schools exit CSI-lowest 5 percent status: Feldwood Elementary School,
McNair Middle School, Parklane Elementary School, Paul D. West Middle School,
S.L. Lewis Elementary School, and Woodland Middle School. Fulton County has
strategically aligned resources, personnel, and professional learning to
support the specific needs of its CSI- and TSI-identified schools, in an
ongoing and proactive approach to school improvement. The district has worked
with GaDOE and with Metro RESA to ensure consistent monitoring of
implementation data at the district, school, and classroom levels, attention to
both academics and school climate, and proactive planning for success.