Chapter 3301-56 Intervention Standards for Districts Declared To Be under Academic Watch or in Academic Emergency Status

3301-56-01 School district and building improvement, supports, and interventions.

(A) Pursuant to sections 3302.04 and 3302.041 of the Revised Code, school districts, community schools, science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) schools and college preparatory boarding schools shall be identified for improvement using the criteria and calculations delineated in Ohio's differentiated system of accountability, supports, and interventions contained in Ohio's ESEA flexibility waiver as approved by the U.S. department of education on August 21, 2015 (ed.gov). Additionally, the superintendent of public instruction shall establish an academic distress commission to assist any school district that meets the conditions outlined in section 3302.10 of Revised Code.

(B) Pursuant to sections 3302.04 and 3302.041 of the Revised Code, school buildings and community schools shall be identified for improvement using the criteria and calculations delineated in Ohio's ESEA flexibility waiver as approved by the U.S. department of education on August 21, 2015. Additionally, pursuant to section 3302.12 of the Revised Code, school buildings performing poorly and meeting other conditions for three consecutive years will be identified as "Priority Schools" and will be required to implement interventions designated in Ohio's ESEA flexibility waiver as approved by the U.S department of education.

(C) Each school district, community school, STEM school, college preparatory boarding school, and school building identified for improvement in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule shall implement all interventions as outlined in Ohio's ESEA flexibility request, including the Ohio improvement process planning and framework as developed by the Ohio leadership advisory council (OLAC) (ohioleadership.org). The Ohio department of education shall notify each school district and its buildings, community school or STEM school upon approval of the ESEA waiver, to which categories the buildings and district have been assigned.

(D) The superintendent of public instruction may direct a site evaluation of any school district or building, community school, STEM school, college preparatory boarding school, or building identified in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule. The site evaluation for designated school districts and buildings, community schools, STEM schools, college preparatory boarding schools, and school buildings will be designed to review conditions in the school district, building and schools as well as to document the implementation of the requirements as outlined in Ohio's ESEA flexibility waiver.

(E) The state superintendent of public instruction may require that school districts and buildings, community schools, STEM schools, and college preparatory boarding schools provide data and other documentation related to the implementation of the requirements of sections 3302.04 and 3302.041 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: 3301-56-01

Effective: 12/4/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 12/04/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3302.04
Rule Amplifies: 3302.01 - 3302.041
Prior Effective Dates: 6/24/99, 5/28/04, 6/25/2009

3301-56-02 Reading achievement improvement plans.

(A) By December 31, 2016, and by the thirty-first day of each December thereafter, each school district or community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code that meets the criteria outlined in division (A) of section 3302.13 of the Revised Code shall submit to the department of education a reading achievement improvement plan.

(B) Each improvement plan shall contain, at a minimum, the following components:

(1) An analysis of relevant student performance data from sources including, but not limited to, the English language arts assessment prescribed under section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, the kindergarten readiness assessment, reading diagnostics, and benchmark assessments as applicable;

(2) An analysis of factors believed to contribute to low reading achievement in the school district or community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code

(3) Measurable student performance goals addressing student needs;

(4) Strategies to meet specific student needs and improve instruction, which shall include at least both of the following:

(a) A description of how these strategies support students on reading improvement and monitoring plans;

(b) A description of how the district will ensure the proposed strategies will be effective, show progress, and improve upon strategies utilized during the two prior consecutive school years; and

(5) A staffing and professional development plan that supports the strategies proposed in the report.

(C) A school district or community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code that is required to develop an improvement plan or implement improvement strategies as required by section 3302.04, 3302.10, or another section of the Revised Code shall ensure the plan required by this section aligns with other improvement efforts.

(D) The department shall develop a template for the plan required by this rrule and make it available for districts and schools by July 1, 2016.

Effective: 7/27/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/27/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07, 3302.13
Rule Amplifies: 3302.13