INDIANA SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT

Indiana schools are invited to apply for the Indiana School Improvement Grant sponsored by the American Student Achievement Institute. To learn more about this grant opportunity, please read below.

Grant Memo – Mailed to Indiana principals and superintendents on October 1

Grant Webinar – October 13, 2016, 3:30 – 4:30 EST

Grant Application – Due November 11, 2016

GRANT OVERVIEW

The Indiana School Improvement Grant supports school participation in the Indiana School Improvement Institute (SI2) between November 14, 2016, and and June 30, 2017. As SI2 participants, awardees will develop their 2017-2018 School Improvement Plan (SIP) in time to submit it to the Indiana Department of Education prior to the anticipated fall deadline. Awardees will be assigned to a Strategic Planning Specialist and will receive significant technical support including an online school improvement management system (and SIP template), leadership development training, and active coaching / mentoring. The SIP will meet all rules and regulations set forth by the Indiana DOE and U.S. DOE related to PL221, Title I, and Turnaround (Focus and Priority schools). Focus and Priority schools will simultaneously develop the Student Achievement Plan (SAP) required by Indiana DOE.

SI2 OVERVIEW

The School Improvement Institute (SI2) uses a proven, data-driven improvement process called Vision-to-Action (VTA) to raise student achievement, and provides schools with the resources needed to implement the VTA process with integrity. Since 1997 over 400 Indiana schools have participated in SI2. SI2 was cited by the Council of Chief State School Officers in their School Improvement Policy Brief, and former Indiana governor, Mitch Daniels, described SI2 as "fascinating" and asked educators to encourage all schools to participate in SI2 during his keynote remarks at ASAI's Indiana Conference on Learning. The April 2016 issue of Indianagram published by the Indiana Association of School Principals included an article about an Indiana school that used SI2 to significantly raise student achievement.

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