COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 36

August 24, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2006-2007 School Improvement Data Collection

 

In order to comply with the reporting requirements stipulated in section 1111 (h)(4)(F) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, school divisions with schools in Title I School Improvement must annually report information related to local implementation of School Improvement sanctions.

 

The School Improvement Implementation Survey (SIIS) is a Web-based application that ensures accuracy in reporting of information related to Title I School Improvement. SIIS allows data synchronization with the End-of-Year Student Record Collection data submitted by July 16, 2007, as requested in Superintendents Memorandum Number 22, dated June 8, 2007, located on the Virginia Department of Educations website at

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm022.html.

 

SIIS will be available beginning August 27, 2007, at https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do. Detailed instructions for completing the survey are on the website. The completion deadline is Friday, October 5, 2007.

 

The survey will require divisions to electronically enter school improvement data on public school choice, supplemental educational services, corrective action, planning for alternative governance, or implementing alternative governance for schools in Title I School Improvement in 2006-2007. Available individual student SES data from the 2006-2007 End-of-Year Student Record Collection will be automatically populated to SIIS. Additional SES data are required (see Attachment A) and must be entered in SIIS using one of the following options: 1) manually entering the data; or 2) uploading the data in a tab delimited file.

 

After completing the survey, division superintendents must verify the reports accuracy and sign the verification form provided in the Web-based application. Signed verification forms should be faxed to Mrs. Helen Tucker, administrative assistant, at (804) 371-7347, by Friday, October 5, 2007.

 

Users completing the survey will need to request access from their divisionwide Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS) administrator. The SSWS administrators contact list is located on the Virginia Department of Educations website at https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/sswswebapp/jsp/reports.jsp?report_format=pdf&report_id=contactlist&applicSystemTypeId=26.


For programmatic questions regarding the 2006-2007 School Improvement Implementation Survey, please contact Veronica Tate, Title I specialist, at veronica.tate@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 225-2904. For technical assistance with the survey, please contact Becky Marable, grants and reports manager, at rebecca.marable@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 371-0044.

 

BKCJr/VT/bm

 

Attachment

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/adm036a.pdf