Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


 TSI Schools


Transforming Our Agency: “Our School and District Effectiveness (SDE) team, whose primary responsibility is to support identified schools, has undergone a major transformation. The team was reorganized to provide a regional approach to push more support to LEAs and schools. With a focus on leadership, all Effectiveness Specialists now have an educational leadership background and undergo specialized leadership training. The team is also taking an LEA-focused approach by working closely with the local administrators. We know from research and experience that turning schools around cannot be done without effective leadership and an understanding that the local superintendent and LEA office must be more hands-on and must focus LEA resources and support in areas of need.” Georgia’s ESSA Plan, p. 53

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) Districts and Schools​

Criteria for Identification

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)

Criteria #

Criteria Category

Entrance Criteria

Exit Criteria

1

Consistently Unde​rperforming Subgroup​

All Schools:
Have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components.

A school may exit if no subgroup is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components.

​2

Additional Targeted Support

All Schools:
Among all schools identified for consistently underperforming subgroup, have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in all CCRPI components.

Note: Title I schools identified for additional targeted support will move to the CSI list if they do not meet the TSI exit criteria after three consecutive years.

A school may exit if no subgroup is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in all CCRPI components AND the subgroup’s current score is greater than the previous score for all components in which the subgroup is no longer in the lowest 5%.

Georgia’s ESSA Plan, p. 41​​

Plan of Support

  • Ongoing collaboration and technical assistance for continuous improvement
  • District and school level reviews and walkthroughs as requested
  • Annual Title I, Part A 1003 School Improvement Funds formula allocation 
  • Professional learning
  • GaDOE District Effectiveness Specialist (DES) to support districts in their plan of support for identified schools

Funding

  • As federal appropriations allow, the Georgia Department of Education, at the minimum, will annually award the 1003 fund allotments below for Districts on behalf of TSI schools.
  • All funding is pending Federal approval

Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)

Criteria #

Criteria Category

Minimum 1003 Allocations

1

Consistently Underperforming Subgroup

All Schools:
$75,000 per school

2

Additional Targeted Support

All Schools:
$75,000 per school


Guidelines

  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between LEA and GaDOE to set shared expectations and responsibilities
  • Create a LEA plan of support for identified schools
  • Conduct a CNA and create a District Improvement Plan (DIP) for 2019-2020
  • Identified Schools will conduct a CNA and create a School Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2019-2020
  • Attend required GaDOE professional learning​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Contact Information

Amy Alderman
Division of School and District Effectiveness Program Manager 
Phone: 404-308-2503
Email: ​aalderman@doe.k12.ga.us​

Jo Johnson
Interim 
North Area Program Manager
Phone: 404-326-7556
Email:
mjjohnson@doe.k12.ga.us

Susan Patrick
Metro Area Program Manager
Phone: 404-656-2638
Email: spatrick@doe.k12.ga.us

Janie Fields
South Area Program Manager
Email: jfields@doe.k12.ga.us

Samuel Taylor, Ph.D.
Alternative Education Program Manager
Phone: 404-657-7155
Email: staylor@doe.k12.ga.us

Patty Rooks, Ed.D.​
SIG 1003(g) Program Manager
Phone: 404-576-4213
Email: prooks@doe.k12.ga.us


SDE Staff Contact List​
Collaborative Regions Map​​​​