New Jersey Department of Education

Instructional Improvement System-FY16

Division: Learning Supports and Specialized Services
Office: Regional Achievement Centers


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Purpose: The Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Grant Program is a component of the Race to the Top Phase 3 (RTTT3) Initiative. This formula grant is offered to help support eligible edConnectNJ districts, and those preparing to begin implementation to continue to enhance and refine the system by incorporating further data points and increase the NJAS-aligned content available to assist in assessment and instruction. This formula grant is open to all RTTT3-participating LEAs that 1) opted to implement the State IIS platform; or 2) submitted signed Statement of Commitment and Services (SCS) by April 1, 2016 stating that the LEA planned to utilize edConnectNJ. There are 37 eligible LEAs. Funding for this initiative came from unexpended funds from the 50 percent set aside in the RTTT3 grant that was to be awarded to LEAs on the basis of the Title 1 allocation formula. Final award amounts will be made in accordance with the Title I formula to those eligible LEAs who submit an application prior to the published NGO deadline. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a 6 month grant program using RTTT3 funding. Based on the availability of federal resources, this six month grant program will begin June 1, 2016 and end on November 30, 2016

Eligible Agencies: LEAs that participated in the Race to the Top Phase 3 grant program

Approximate Number of Awards: 20 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $1,040,000 Application Due Date: 5/5/2016

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