Comprehensive Support and Improvement/Educational Recovery

Comprehensive Support and Improvement/Educational Recovery

Published: 2/27/2024 10:40 AM

​​​​Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, and every three years thereafter, the Kentucky Department of Education will identify Comprehensive Support and Improvement schools (CSI). This identification is a required element of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) and is included in KRS 160.346. As local education agencies (LEA) work to improve student outcomes by addressing the student-, teacher- and school-level factors that drive achievement gains, the Kentucky Department of Education seeks to guide and support LEAs through the school improvement process.

​Once schools have received notification of their CSI identification, they must work with local stakeholders to develop and implement a turnaround plan that encapsulates the steps the school will take to improve learning conditions. ESSA provides the opportunity, flexibility and responsibility for state and local education agencies to select appropriate, relevant interventions with the strongest evidence base possible to implement in schools needing improving. By law, these plans must be informed by all the indicators in the state’s accountability system, include evidenced-based interventions, be based on a school-level needs assessment and identify resource inequities that must be addressed.

CSI Materials

​Kelly Foster
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5130 Ext. 4001
Fax (502) 564-8149
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