To focus on
closing achievement gaps and enabling all subgroups of students to meet
performance targets identified in the ESEA Flexibility Waiver in the academic
- To focus on
strategies to increase the graduation rate
Title I schools
- Must not meet the definition of a Priority School
- 3-year average of Achievement Gap scores
- Achievement Gap will be weighted by enrollment for schools with more than one grade band
- Schools must have 3 years of data
- Rank schools by 3-year average of Achievement Gap scores
- Select lowest 10%
- Schools identified as Focus Schools in 2012 which do not meet the exit criteria will be re-identified as Focus Schools
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)
and Regional Education Service Agencies(RESAs) work collaboratively to provide the
school improvement specialists who assist Focus Schools by providing ongoing technical assistance to Title I Focus Schools
within the RESA regions.
- The GaDOE
- School Improvement
Funds, Title I, Part A, 1003(a) to Title I Focus Schools.
learning opportunities such as the Instructional Leadership Academy for
district and building leaders working in Title I Focus Schools.
- The GaDOE and
RESA school effectiveness specialists assist and support school and district leaders with Indistar implementation in Title I Focus Schools.
Improvement Grant 1003(a) Purpose
To provide financial resources to
local educational agencies (LEA) on behalf of Title I schools identified as
Alert, Focus, or Priority.
District Monitoring Cycles for Federal Programs Years 2015-2018
Monitoring Schedule on the District and School Performance Standards for Priority, Focus, and SIG Schools
Events and Conferences