We are currently working on finalizing how Social-Emotional Skills Ratings and Culture-Climate Perception Ratings will be included in the School Quality Improvement Index.
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Public comments can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to (916) 244-0250 or sent via regular mail to 1107 9th Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. Comments submitted by Friday, December 11, 2015 will be presented to the CORE Board on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, where the Board will be making final decisions.
Updated Information about the School Quality Improvement Index
School by School Designation and CORE Waiver Annual Measurable Objective Status
Summer 2014 Methods (note: only schools that were not part of the initial Summer 2013 analysis were considered for addition to the Focus and Priority lists; AMO status and Reward school status were refreshed across all CORE Waiver eligible schools using these methods)
School Pairing List (for reference, school pairs are listed – Priority schools and “opt in” Focus schools have been paired with Reward and “Other Collaborative Partner” schools)
Additional Information about the CORE Annual Measurable Objective and Where to Find Detailed Data
Missing the AMO in the Summer 2014 analysis involved being in the bottom 30% of 2013 API results, and missing a school’s API or graduation targets based on California’s AYP Criteria. School level California AYP reports can be found by clicking here and searching for the school of interest. 2013 AYP reports were used for CORE’s Summer 2014 AMO analysis.
CORE Waiver LEA Report Cards
Key points from the School Quality Improvement System Listen to Secretary Duncan’s press conference announcing approval for the School Quality Improvement system. Listen to CORE’s press conference held immediately after Secretary Duncan’s announcement Click here for CORE’s Fall 2013 District Accountability Designations Click here for CORE’s Fall 2013 School Designation Methodology Click here for CORE’s Social Emotional Learning Efforts in collaboration with Transforming Education Questions? Click here to read our FAQ regarding the School Quality Improvement System: 8/2013
Listen to the May 28 News Conference
USED Post Peer Review Letter
USED Peer Review Comments
The School Quality Improvement System was submitted to the US Department of Education (USDE) on February 28, 2013. Accepted for peer review March 22.
This memo, dated May 28, includes a summary of changes made to the waiver application, now referred to as the School Quality Improvement System.
This memo dated May 3, 2013, provides information for interested LEAs about the first round of USDE and peer review feedback.
Guidance regarding participation of non-CORE districts in the School Quality Improvement System
updated August 7, 2013
The CORE districts have always desired other California LEA’s to be eligible to participate the School Quality Improvement System, provided those LEA’s were willing to make all the commitments specified in the waiver request. However, the US Department of Education has said they need to monitor implementation during the one-year conditional waiver period before they will consider expanding the waiver flexibility option to other LEA’s.
The CORE districts are committed to live up to all the commitments made in the School Quality Improvement System so that federal officials can have confidence that all students will be better served with the federal flexibility, with hopes that participation will be extended to other LEA’s in time for the 14-15 school year, or that the California will be granted a statewide NCLB waiver.
To see what people are saying about the School Quality Improvement System (referred to as the CORE Waiver), please visit our In The News page.
Watch the California State Board of Education discuss the School Quality Improvement System here. Please note that the School Quality Improvement System (referred to at the time as The Core Waiver) was item 16 on the State Board Agenda, and can be found at 3:28:00 (three hours and twenty-eight minutes in from the start of the video). Read a transcript of the discussion here.
Letters and statements of support: