Needs Assessment - All schools identified will undergo a Compregensive Needs Assessment to determine the school's area of need and consider the root causes behind these areas of need. SCEP Development teams completing the SCEP shall review the following information to consider the areas of need facing the school.
Stakeholder Participation - All School Comprehensive Education Plans (SCEPs) for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools must be developed with stakeholder participation. Schools are required to identify how stakeholders have been consulted as part of the development of the SCEP. The purpose of this document is to ourline the State Education Department's expectations for stakeholder meaningful participation in the development of SCEPs.
Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) - All CSI and TSI schools must implement an evidence-based intervention as part of its annual School Comprehension Education Plan (SCEP). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) defined four tiers of evidence-based support and stipulated the school receiving Title I 1003 School Improvement grants must include at least one evidence-based intervention that is in either Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.
State Supported EBI - The state has identified strategies that if implemented according to the parameters outlined, will meet the evidence-based intervention requirement for CSI and TSI schools.