Target School Improvement (TSI) Tools TOT

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Session Dates

Tuesday November 13, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


PDE is fiscally supporting IU consultants to offer voluntary professional development and technical assistance to schools identified for TSI* as part of the SSOS. Additionally, IU TAC have been asked to support their IU curriculum colleagues, especially as TSI schools are identified as a result of IEP subgroup performance.

*Per ESSA, the SEA is responsible to notify LEAs of TSI identification and to ensure the LEAs notify the schools.

The LEA/School responsibilities are:

  • LEA must notify schools no later than beginning of school year; must identify consistently underperforming and/or low-performing subgroups ( According to Section 1111(c)(2) of ESSA, a “subgroup of students” in statewide accountability includes: students from major racial and ethnic groups; economically disadvantaged students; children with disabilities; and English learners).
  • Schools must develop and implement a plan, in partnership with stakeholders, for each identified subgroup of students:
  • Informed by all indicators
  • Includes evidence-based interventions; appropriate to address reason(s) for identification; supported by research
  • Needs assessment must inform activities of school-wide programs
  • If performance is lower than lowest 5% schools, identify and address resource inequities
  • Approved and monitored by LEA

Target Audience

Intermediate Unit Consultants

Topics Covered: Other or Non PaTTAN

Event Info

Event Type:



Angela M. Kirby, Rosemary Hughes

Event Contact:


Lisa L. Smith