Targeted Support and Improvement

Targeted Support and Improvement

Published: 11/2/2023 11:57 AM

​The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) State Plan Addendum was submitted and approved by the United States Education Department (USED) for school identification requirements for the 2021-2022 school year. Identification for Targeted Support and Improvement in the fall of 2022 will be based on 2021-2022 school year data only. The KDE will not be identifying any new schools for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) this fall, but schools that were identified prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and did not meet the established exit criteria will continue to be identified and supported.

Upon identification, TSI and ATSI schools must revise their Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) to include components of turnaround leadership development and support, the identification of critical resource inequities, evidence-based interventions, and any additional actions that address the causes of consistently underperforming subgroups of students. Revised CSIPs must be approved by the local board of education. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs [the district]) must monitor and provide support to TSI/ATSI schools.

​   2023-24 Entrance and Exit Criteria

   TSI Webinar​

   TSI and ATSI Improvement Plan Requirements

   TSI Evidence-based Practices Webinar​

   SBDM Council Implications for CSI and TSI Schools

​   TSI School Roster​​​​

   Identification Timeline

Hub Schools

District 180 in the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support has recognized two previous Priority Schools for their work in improving student learning and building core processes for sustainability. Based on data, monitoring visits, and monitoring tools, selected schools have shown results of exponentially more students being College or Career Ready. Previously identified in Kentucky as Priority or Persistently Low Achieving (PLA) schools, Hub Schools have developed aligned systems that focus on continuous improvement.

The purpose of each Hub School is to capture its own best or promising practices based on data and results and to connect with other schools in their region. Hub Schools will be a lab of support and hub of learning activity for both students and adults. In addition, they will be knowledgeable of the promising/best practices from other Priority Schools to strengthen connections and to address multiple needs within their geographical area.

Visit a Hub School

In an effort to provide comprehensive support based on identified needs, a collaborative approach to school improvement will be offered to schools and districts. The process will begin with a planning conversation between school/district leadership and KDE's Hub school representative to determine appropriate strategies. Additionally, this process will include tailoring the work to fit a particular context. During the visit, participants will observe and discuss the systems for continuous improvement that have been implemented and have resulted in sustained accomplishments at each school. Following the visit, additional coaching and support can be scheduled to enhance improvement efforts including:

  • Professional Learning Communities (In-person and Asynchronous)
  • Effective Leadership Teams
  • Models for Effective Co-teaching
  • Leveraging Digital Platforms for Real-time Curriculum Mapping
  • Culture – A Cornerstone for School Turnaround
  • Systematic Distance and Hybrid Learning

We invite you to connect with a Hub School. Come hear and see shared best and promising practices. The Kentucky Hub Schools are Pulaski County High School and Franklin-Simpson High School.

    Franklin-Simpson High School

      Contact: Donna Bumps​, KDE Educational Recovery Leader, Franklin-Simpson High School

   Pulaski County High School

      Contact: Todd Tucker​, KDE Educational Recovery Leader, Pulaski County High School​

​Ruth Swanson
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of School and Program Improvement
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2116 Ext. 4023
Fax (502) 564-7820
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