Please Save the DATE: Tuesday, September 18 at 9:30 am. At our next Curriculum Leaders Meeting (Part II), we will have a presentation by Ross Davis, Regional ODE Chronic Absenteeism Coach, on the Strategies and Resources to Address Chronic Absenteeism. Read article on Chronic Absenteeism by Superintendent Tony Scurto, which was published in the September issue of the Oregon Family Magazine, “Student Success Starts with Regular Attendance: Local Schools and Communities Are Ready to Help.”

At the August 18 meeting [VIEW AGENDA HERE]the Lane ESD Curriculum Leaders discussed the shifts under Oregon’s new ESSA accountability model and the roll out of a new Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) districts will need to submit by June 29, 2010.

Moving forward, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will identify schools to receive Comprehensive Supports for Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Supports for Improvement (TSI). In addition to tiered model of supports that will be instituted through a partnership between districts and ODE, we can also expect the following: (1) A shift from school level accountability to District level support : This means that Districts will be involved with their schools as they identify areas of growth and supports to make improvement. (2) More comprehensive accountability and identification process; in other words, the identification of CSI and TSI schools takes a holistic approach by looking at multiple data points or indicators such as:

  •         Chronic Absenteeism
  •         English Language Arts (ELA)/Math Achievement
  •         ELA/Math Growth
  •         English Learner (EL) Progress towards Proficiency
  •         9th Grade-on-Track
  •         4-Year Graduation
  •         5-Year Completion


Under the new plan, ODE will also require all districts to submit a Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) no later than June 28, 2019. One new domain under this plan will require districts to provided evidence of progress in the area of teaching and learning. This is referred to as “Well-Rounded, Coordinated Learning Principles,” which include:

  1.  Student-centered & Relational Principles for Learning
  2. Materials & Practices to Inform Instruction
  3.  Cultivate Academic Success
  4.  Data-Informed Decision Making
  5.  Provide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  6. Inclusive Policy & Practice

In the next coming months, Lane ESD’s School Improvement Team is committed to keeping you informed of new developments coming from ODE and providing you with resources to support you through this process.