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Targeted Support and Improvement

Targeted Support and Improvement

Published: 9/28/2021 4:03 PM


The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) submitted and was approved for a waiver from accountability and school identification requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. With an approved waiver, Kentucky is not required to identify schools for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI), targeted support and improvement (TSI), and additional targeted support and improvement (ATSI) based on data from the 2020-2021 school year. The KDE is required to continue to support previously identified schools in the 2021-2022 school year. Schools currently identified for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) were identified in the fall of 2018 for having one or more student subgroups, as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), whose performance in the state accountability system was at or below the summative performance of all students in any of the lowest-performing five percent (5%) of all schools.

   Targeted Support and Improvement CSIP Requirements

   SBDM Council Implications for CSI and TSI Schools

   ATSI School Roster

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: Tom Stewart, KDE Educational Recovery Leader, Franklin-Simpson High School

   Pulaski County High School

      Contact: Wanetta Morrow, KDE Educational Recovery Leader, Pulaski County High School


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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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