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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 6 . (Repealed)
Section 845. School improvement plan

4 AAC 06.845. School improvement plan

(a) A school required to submit a school improvement plan under 4 AAC 06.840(c) shall submit the plan to its district for approval not later than 90 days after designation under 4 AAC 06.835(a) .

(b) After receiving a plan from a school under (a) of this section, a district shall

(1) establish a peer review process to assist with a prompt review of the plan;

(2) work with the school as necessary to modify the plan; and

(3) no later than 45 days after receiving a plan from a school, approve the plan for submission to the department if the plan meets the requirements of this section.

(c) In developing a school improvement plan, a school must

(1) consult with parents, school staff, and other interested persons;

(2) cover a two-year period;

(3) incorporate strategies based on scientifically based research that will strengthen the core academic subjects in the school and address the specific academic issues that caused the designation;

(4) adopt policies and practices concerning the school's core academic subjects that have the greatest likelihood of ensuring that all students will meet a proficiency level of proficient or advanced on the state assessments by school year 2013-14;

(5) provide assurance that the school will allocate and spend at least 10 percent of the funding allocated to the school under 20 U.S.C. 6301 - 6339 (Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act) to provide the school's teachers and principal with high-quality professional development that directly addresses the academic performance problem that caused the designation;

(6) explain how the high-quality professional development will directly address the academic performance problem that caused the designation;

(7) establish specific annual, measurable objectives for continuous and substantial progress by all students collectively and each subgroup of students enrolled in the school that will ensure that all students will meet a proficiency level of proficient or advanced on the state assessments by school year 2013-14;

(8) describe how the school will provide written notice about the designation of the school to parents of each student enrolled in the school, in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parents can understand;

(9) specify the responsibilities of the school and district, and the responsibilities agreed to by the department, in implementing the improvement plan;

(10) include strategies to promote effective parental involvement in the school;

(11) incorporate, as appropriate, activities for students before school, after school, during the summer, and during any extension of the school year; and

(12) incorporate a teacher mentoring program.

(d) A school shall implement its plan immediately after receiving approval from the district. If the department determines that changes in the plan will improve the performance and progress of students at the school, the department will require changes to the plan at any time, including after implementation.

History: Eff. 11/23/2003, Register 168

Authority: AS 14.03.123

AS 14.07.020

AS 14.07.060

AS 14.50.080

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