The Office of School Improvement (OSI) employs and works with several types of contractors who collaborate with local educational agencies.
VDOE-assigned facilitators will be assigned to priority schools per the ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Facilitators will monitor the implementation of the school’s reform program and report monthly to OSI. Facilitators will request VDOE support as needed. Support may be provided by VDOE staff, educational partners or the Differentiated Technical Assistance Team (DTAT). On occasion, the facilitator may be requested to collaborate with the division liaison regarding division-level issues impacting student achievement.
Division liaisons will be assigned to focus schools and Tier III schools. The division liaison will work to support focus school(s) in development of interventions for students who are at risk of not passing a state assessment in reading or mathematics including students with disabilities and English language learners. These contractors work directly with the division superintendent and the division-level team.
Regional liaisons and academic review contractors will work with the LEA to conduct academic review visits of schools that are rated Accredited with Warning or Provisionally Accredited-Graduation Rate. Regional liaisons will monitor the development and implementation of the school improvement plan.
Differentiated Technical Assistance Team (DTAT) members may develop and deliver a series of webinars, and provide off-site or on-site technical assistance to schools based on recommendations from OSI in collaboration with the LTP and facilitators. The DTAT topics include, but are not limited to:
Regional Liaisons & Academic Review Contractors
Regional Liaison and Academic Review Contractor Training (PPT) – September 25, 2012
Division Liaison & Division Contact Planning Meeting
Developing and expanding communication between and among central offices and schools: 4 part demonstration and discussion
- Play Video Part 1 – Introduction & Purpose: How Did We Get Here?
- Play Video Part 2 – Where are We Now?
- Play Video Part 3 – Where Do We Want to Be?
- Play Video Part 4 – How Do We Get There and How Will We Know We Are There?
Differentiated Technical Assistance Team
- Multiple Measures of Data (Word)
- Quarterly Report Questions (Word)
- Students Identified as Not Passing Mathematics SOL Two or More Years (Word)
- Non-negotiable updated 4-5-2011 (Word)
- Triangulation of Data for W&M Video (PPT)
- Division Support Team Planning Worksheet (Word)
- Discovery MS AYP Targeted Data (XLS)
- Discovery MS Indicators of Effective Instruction Checklist (Word)
- Weekly SOL Evaluation (PDF)
- Red Dot Sheet Data with Sample (PDF)
- Assessment Reflection Document (Word)
- Agenda for Division Liaison and Division Contact (Word)
- Expectations (PPT)
- Central Office Transformation for District-wide Teaching and Learning Improvement (PDF)
- Working With Leadership Support Teams – Video The Division Leadership Support Team: Collaboration in the Development of Division and School Improvement Plans
Alternate Governance Committees
Alternate governance committees provide instructional leadership for Title I schools in the fifth year of school improvement and beyond. Effective alternate governance committees implement best practices and reforms to improve instruction and raise student achievement. VDOE assists school divisions in the creation and training of alternate governance committees that meet the needs of students and the requirements of ESEA / NCLB.
- Restructuring/Alternative Governance Questionnaire for Year 5 and Beyond Title I School Improvement Schools (Word) – This questionnaire provides an opportunity to describe the alternative governance plan and provides an opportunity for a review of funding.