Aligning for Success: 7 Integrated Programs

Aligning for Success: 7 Integrated Programs

 

A Comprehensive Investment in Education Innovation and Improvement.  Providing equitable access to an excellent education to each and every child is a shared imperative that educators, families and the community mutually support and prioritize. Together we surround young people with the love, care, nourishment, intellectual challenges, and connection they need to thrive. The 7 programs / initiatives listed below represent a shared opportunity and partnership among state leaders and school districts to align investments and work into a single strategic plan that will bring increased success for students.  

  • Student Investment Account – SIA (within the Student Success Act)
  • High School Success – HSS
  • Continuous Improvement Planning – CIP
  • Career and Technical Education – CTE ( Perkins V)
  • Every Day Matters – Attendance – EDM
  • Early Indicator Intervention Systems – EIIS
  • Early Literacy Success
Applications / Grant Plans Integrated Programs Application 2023-2025
Annual Reports Coming Fall of 2024
Supporting Documents Community Engagement Conversation Report

 

Student Success Act – Student Investment Account (SIA)

The Student Success Act of 2019 marked a historic turning point in funding for Oregon education, with an anticipated additional $2 billion investment per biennium going to schools. At least fifty percent of these new investments go into the Student Investment Account, which provides non-competitive grant money to all Oregon school districts, eligible charter schools, and starting in 2021-23, YCEPs and JDEPs.  Allowable fund uses include:

  • Increasing instructional time 
  • Addressing students’ health or safety needs 
  • Expanding availability of and student participation in well-rounded learning experiences 
  • Reducing class size 
  • Ongoing community engagement
Applications / Grant Plans SIA Grant Application 2020-2023
Grant Agreements

Student Investment Account Grant Agreement (2023)

Student Investment Account Grant Agreement (2022)

Student Investment Account Grant Agreement (2020)

Annual Reports

SIA Annual Report (2022-23)

SIA Annual Report (2021-22)

Supporting Documents

RSD Stakeholder Feedback Summary Report (2019-20)

RSD Community Engagement – Family Listening Session Analysis (Fall 2019)

Student Success Act – Investments Overview (March 2020)

Student Success Act – Investments Overview (Oct. 2020) – updated

 

High School Success (HSS)

High School Success is a fund initiated by ballot Measure 98 in November 2016. The goals for HSS are: 1) Improve student progress toward graduation beginning with grade 9, 2) Increase high school graduation rates, 3) Increase equitable access to advanced coursework, and 4) Improve high school graduates’ readiness for college and career.  Allowable fund uses include:

  • Dropout Prevention
  • Career & Technical Education
  • College-Level Education Opportunities
  • Up to 15% of allocation is allowable for 8th grade spending
Applications / Grant Plans 2023 and Beyond: Embedded with the Integrated Programs Application (see above)
Grant Agreements

HSS Grant Agreement (2023)

HSS Grant Agreement (2022)

HSS Grant Agreement (2021)

Annual Reports

2023 and Beyond: Embedded with the Integrated Programs 

Annual Report (see above)

 

Continuous Improvement (CIP)
Schools and districts in Oregon are called upon to engage in continuous improvement work to improve outcomes for students. Continuous Improvement Plans (CIPs) are a requirement of OAR 581-022-2250 and all Oregon districts must submit a CIP to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) every three years. By studying the best levers for systems change and impact, the continuous improvement process provides a powerful mechanism for promoting shifts in educator behaviors through fostering engagement in collaboration, data analysis, professional learning and reflection—all attributes of high functioning learning organizations. Deep engagement with this process will lead to improved experiences and outcomes for students.
CIP Plans

Redmond School District Continuous Improvement Plan 2019-20

NOTE: ODE is seeking administrative rule changes with the State Board of Education to move this to every four years in order to match the cycles of HSS, CTE, and SIA.

 

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Federal funds are given to states for the purpose of improving access and participation in education and training programs that prepare learners for high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers.  Goals: 1) To develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs and Programs of Study; 2) Expand transparency and the voices contributing to our career preparation system 3) Increase equitable access and inclusion in high-quality CTE and career connected learning activities; 4) Integrate Career Connected Learning more centrally in Oregon’s schools.  Allowable fund uses include:

 

  • Develop, coordinate, implement, or improve CTE Programs of Study to meet the needs identified in the comprehensive needs assessment
  • Provide career exploration and career development activities through an organized, systematic framework, particularly linked to expanding access to CTE Programs of Study 
  • Provide ongoing sustained professional learning for teachers, faculty, school leaders, administrators, specialized instructional support personnel, career guidance, and academic counselors, or paraprofessionals 
  • Provide within career and technical education the skills necessary to pursue careers in high-skill, high-wage, or in demand industry sectors or occupations 
  • Support integration of academic skills into career and technical education programs and Programs of Study 
  • Plan and carry out elements that support the implementation of career and technical education programs and Programs of Study and that result in increasing student achievement of the local levels of performance 
  • Develop and implement evaluations of the activities carried out with funds
Applications / Grant Plans

High Desert Educational Service District applied for the CTE grant funds and provides regional CTE support to districts in Central Oregon.

Program Services at HDESD

 

Every Day Matters – Attendance (EDM)
Addressing chronic absenteeism through attention to student engagement, school culture, climate and safety, culturally sustaining pedagogy, and family and community involvement is foundational to the success of each initiative in this guidance. Resources and research which support EDM are now embedded across the five other programs, with capacity and support to districts being aligned through ESDs, community-based organizations, and each of the initiatives. You won’t see a dedicated one-pager or see EDM as a pulled apart program. This is done intentionally as we align and integrate. Activities to support positive attendance are part of district and school level continuous improvement goals. Funds to support this program are embedded in the district’s general fund accounts.
Link to Info Everyday Matters Webpage

 

Early Identification and Intervention Systems (EIIS)

An Early Indicator and Intervention System is a coherent network or group of educators within a school (or ideally across levels of a district) who gather, review, and analyze predictive data at a student level. EIIS teams identify strengths, assets, and areas to support individual students early in their school careers, as well throughout the grades, and to engage the student and their family in partnership to coordinate systems of care while supporting students towards successful, on-time graduation and transitions into post-high school education and careers. Developing and nurturing a high-quality EIIS can be a high leverage move to forward equitable engagement and outcomes for all students. Allowable fund uses include:

  • System software purchases and subscriptions
  • Staffing to maintain the system and facilitate corrective action
  • Training for staff to maintain and use the system with fidelity ▪ Data analysis and research
  • Tribal government consultation
  • Student, family, staff, and community engagement
Applications / Grant Plans 2023 and Beyond: Embedded with the Integrated Programs Application (see above)
Grant Agreements EIIS Grant Agreement 2023
Annual Reports

2023 and Beyond: Embedded with the Integrated Programs 

Annual Report (see above)

 

Early Literacy Success
The Early Literacy Success Initiative passed at the end of the 2023 session and went into effect immediately.  The first biennium of implementation serves as a jumpstart for districts.  The grant funds support the development and implementation of  comprehensive early literacy plans (PreK-3rd grade).  The RSD comprehensive literacy plan is based on research-aligned strategies and the Science of Reading approaches to literacy instruction focused on developing strong foundational literacy skills for our K-3rd grade students.
Applications / Grant Plans

2025 and Beyond: Will be embedded with the Integrated Programs Application (see above)

Early Literacy Success Application / Budget 2023-24

Grant Agreements Coming Soon
Annual Reports

2023 and Beyond: Embedded with the Integrated Programs 

Annual Report (see above)