- Superintendent's Office
- School Board
- Hot Links
Continuing Improvement Priority School Information (CIPS1: Math)
Laura Richards School
Continuing Improvement Priority School (CIPS)
WHAT IS CIPS?
A school, which does not meet Annual Yearly Progress for two years in a row, is identified as a Continuing Improvement Priority School (CIPS).
•Laura Richards’ status for the 2008-09 school year was Made AYP.
•For the 2009-10 school year we were placed on Monitor for the subgroup “Students with Disabilities”.
•In October 2009, our students took the NECAP assessment. While we met AYP for reading, we did not for math. Please see below.
NECAP scores from October 2009
•Reading: LER 65 % (TARGET 66%)
•Math: LER 41% (TARGET 60%)
•Schools identified as CIPS must offer school choice.
•For AYP, there need to be a minimum size of 20 students. For purposes of determining 95% participation, 41 is the minimum. T.C. Hamlin School, Pittston Consolidated School, and Helen Thompson School do not make the minimum (41) size for participation. At this time those schools, due to size, are not subject to federal sanctions.
•Laura Richards’ AYP status is dependent on all grades at River View School.
WHAT DOES CIPS MEAN FOR LAURA RICHARDS SCHOOL?
•LER must create a CIPS plan and submit it to the state department for approval. A school’s CIPS Planning Team must create the School Improvement Plan. This team must include the principal, school staff, district staff, special education staff, and parents.
•Must cite 3 goals with specific activities that the school will implement. The proposed activities must have scientifically based references.
•10% of Laura Richards’ Title 1 money must be designated to support the improvement plan.
•Federal money will support the remainder of the approved plan.
•Laura Richards must make AYP for 2 years in a row to no longer be identified as a CIPS school.