MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE
Communications Office, 404-463-4246, firstname.lastname@example.org
3, 2018 – The
Georgia Department of Education today released the first list of Targeted
Support and Improvement (TSI) schools as required by the federal Every Student
Succeeds Act (ESSA).
schools fall into one of the following categories:
- Consistently Underperforming
Subgroup: The school has at least one
subgroup performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of
- Additional Targeted Support: Among all schools identified in the “Consistently
Underperforming Subgroup” category, the school has at least one subgroup
that is performing in the lowest 5% of schools in all CCRPI
ESSA, states are required to identify schools in need of additional support – Comprehensive
Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)
schools. The Georgia Department of Education works directly with CSI schools
and provides assistance to help them improve the educational outcomes of their
students. School districts are charged with providing supports to TSI schools;
while the state provides supports such as professional learning and targeted
technical assistance, it is less intensive than the supports provided to CSI
overall school improvement strategy has four tiers.
I – Universal: All
schools have access to resources for school improvement.
II – Targeted: Targeted
Support & Improvement Schools receive district-level coaching, and some
professional learning and technical assistance from the Georgia Department of
III – Comprehensive: Comprehensive
Support & Improvement Schools (2018
list here) receive intensive supports from the Georgia Department of
IV – Turnaround: Turnaround
Schools are selected by, and receive supports from, the state’s Chief
Turnaround Officer. The Turnaround-Eligible list is calculated by the
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.