Title I, Part A: School Improvement and School Turnaround

Overview

Under Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Utah State Board of Education is required to identify two categories of schools:

  1. Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools are the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools and high schools with a graduation rate of 67%, or lower.
  2. Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools are schools with consistently under-performing student groups.

State School Turnaround is a school improvement program funded by the State Legislature. See tab in this section.

Title I, Part A of the ESSA: School Improvement Systems of Support 2017-2018 School Year 

Utah System of Support for School Improvement 

For anyone who needs information related to Priority Schools and Focus Schools under previous legislation, please contact us for information.

School Turnaround Grant 

The School Turnaround and Leadership Development Act is a State Initiative that identifies low performing schools as being in the bottom 3% of schools statewide for two consecutive years regardless of Title I status. More information is available at the link below.

School Turnaround Grant

Competitive School Improvement Grants (SIG)

Competitive School Improvement Grants, authorized under section 1003(g) of Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by No Child Left Behind (NCLB), are grants to State Educational Agencies (SEAs) that SEAs use to make competitive subgrants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise substantially the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.

Application for Fiscal Year 2014 New Awards Competition

Application for Fiscal Year 2014 New Awards Competition: Utah LEA

Utah SIG Schools Cohorts 1-4

Utah’s Approved and Non-approved LEA SIG School Applications

2015 

Applications Awarded

Granite School District: 

Tooele County School District: 

Applications Not Approved

Dual Immersion Academy

San Juan District:

2014

SIG Awards

Applications Awarded

Granite School District:

Salt Lake District:

San Juan School District:

Applications Not Awarded

San Juan School District:

2012

SIG Awards

Applications Awarded

Davis School District:

Ogden School District:

Salt Lake School District:

San Juan School District:

Tooele School District:

Uintah School District:

Applications Unsuccessful

Carbon School District

Dual Immersion Academy

Granite School District

2010

Applications Awarded

Granite School District:

Ogden School District:

Salt Lake District:

San Juan District:

Applications Unsuccessful

Dual Immersion Academy

Pinnacle Canyon Academy

Uintah School District

Reward Schools

Under Utah’s Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver, Utah was to identify its Title I Reward Schools. The Utah State Board of Education reviewed the State Federal Accountability Reporting System (SFAR) scores to identify those Title I schools that achieved the highest levels of student proficiency and those that achieved high levels of student growth. Title I Reward Schools are performing in the top 15% of Title I Schools in the state. USBE recognized 48 Title I schools for their outstanding performance.

2017

2015

2014

2013

2012

National Distinguished Schools

Each year, Utah has the opportunity to select two Title I Reward Schools to represent the State as National Title I Distinguished Schools. Utah State Board of Education asks local superintendents and charter school administrators to nominate their Title I Reward schools for this honor. A selection committee reviews the nominations. The two identified schools are provided with a supplemental Title I grant to enable the school principal and a team of teachers from the school to travel to the National Title I Conference where they are recognized publically at an awards ceremony.

Utah National Distinguished Title I Distinguished Schools

Resources

School Improvement Grants
United States Department of Education

The Center on School Turnaround (CST)
WestEd

Contact Us

Dr. Max Lang
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7725 | E-mail 

Leslie Evans
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7851 | E-mail

Becky Peters
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7712 | E-mail