School Improvement Grant (SIG) Year 1/3

Division: Student Services
Office: Student Achievement and Accountability

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Purpose: School Improvement Grants (SIG), are issued through State educational agencies (SEAs), to local educational agencies (LEAs) for use in Title I schools identified for improvement that demonstrate the greatest need for the funds and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources to raise substantially the achievement of their students so as to enable the schools to make adequate yearly progress and exit improvement status. Tier I schools are a State’s persistently lowest-achieving Title I schools in improvement. Tier II schools are a State’s persistently-lowest achieving secondary schools (grades 9-12) that are Title I served and Title I eligible for, but do not receive, Title I, Part A funds. In each of the Tier I and Tier II schools an LEA chooses to serve, the LEA must implement one of four federal school intervention models: turnaround model, restart model, school closure, or transformation model. Eligibility for this SIG program is limited to Tier I and Tier II (Appendix A and B) persistently lowest-achieving schools identified using both the academic achievement of the “all students” group in a school in terms of proficiency on the State’s assessments under section 111(b)(3) of the ESEA in reading/language arts and mathematics combined; and the school’s lack of progress on those assessments over three years in the “all students” group. The competitive project year for SIG – Cohort 1 is September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012.

Eligible Agencies: Tier I and Tier II Schools

Approximate Number of Awards: 12 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $50,000,000 Application Due Date: 4/26/2011