COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
August 13, 2010
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
In order to comply with the reporting requirements stipulated in Section 1111 (h)(4)(F) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), 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, 2010, as requested in Superintendent’s Memorandum Number 117-10, dated May 18, 2010, located on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2010/117-10.shtml.
SIIS will be available beginning Monday, August 16, 2010, at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do. Detailed instructions for completing the survey are on the Web site. The completion deadline is Friday, September 24, 2010.
The survey will require divisions to electronically enter school improvement data on Public School Choice (PSC), Supplemental Educational Services (SES), corrective action, planning for alternative governance, or implementing alternative governance for schools in Title I School Improvement in 2009-2010. Divisions with Title I schools in Year 2 or beyond of school improvement, schools participating in the SES pilot program, and schools with state approval to offer SES instead of choice are required to enter individual student SES data. Available individual student SES data from the 2009-2010 End-of-Year Student Record Collection will be automatically populated to SIIS. Additional individual student 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 report’s accuracy and sign the verification form provided in the Web-based application. Signed verification forms should be faxed to Becky Marable, Title I coordinator, at (804) 371-7347, by Friday, September 24, 2010.
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 Education’s Web site at: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/sswswebapp/jsp/reports.jsp?report_format=pdf&report_id=contactlist&applicSystemTypeId=26.
For questions regarding the 2009-2010 School Improvement Implementation Survey, please contact Becky Marable, Title I coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 371-0044 or Dr. Phil Iovino, Title I specialist, at email@example.com or (804) 371-2934.