Schoolwide Program – Title I, Part A
A schoolwide plan helps students meet state standards and guide systematic improvement. ESSA provides four new components for schoolwide plans (Section 1114-Schoolwide). Note: Schools must revise their Title I, Part A Schoolwide Plans to include these new requirements for the 2017-18 school year. OSPI developed this plan template as an optional tool. It aligns the four components with reform strategies to help improve student outcomes. Though this template is not required, it is strongly encouraged.
After your school establishes a schoolwide planning team, review the four components of the schoolwide plan template. Apply the plan, do, study, act improvement cycle to each components annually to build and update. For more information on Active Implementation (AI) please refer to the National Implementation Research Network’s AI Hub.
For No Child Left Behind era Title I Schoolwide requirements, click here
Download the Title I, Part A Schoolwide Plan directions | Template Only
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Larry Fazzari, Program Supervisor
Plan: Identify purpose, desired outcomes, and success criteria
- Engage key stakeholders in the planning process. (e.g. teachers who lead
instructional teams, special education teachers, English language development
teachers, key professional staff, parents representing diversity of student
body, principal, administrator from “feeder pattern” school, district
- Collect and review academic and non-academic data (e.g. achievement data,
demographic data, perceptual data, contextual data).
See the “What to Collect?” worksheet templates
- Collect and review best practices. Refer to the
OSPI Menus of Best Practices and Strategies
- Analyze and evaluate: core instruction, tiered support model, data-based
decision making, school climate and systems support, implementation of best
- Determine how progress will be measured
Do: Implement intended outcomes
- Develop the plan with goals and objectives in S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Actionable/Attainable, Realistic/Results-oriented, and Timely/Time-bound) Goal format to articulate both the evidence supporting the strategy and measurable outcomes for students and educators.
S.M.A.R.T. Goal Rubric to assess the quality of each goal/objective.
- Provide training if needed
- Document process—highlight strengths and challenges
- Continue to collect data
- Observe and seek feedback on the process
Study: Reflect on implementation of intended plan and student outcomes
- What are the strengths and challenges of the current school program?
- Was the plan implemented as intended? What modifications did you make to the plan along the way?
- Does the evidence gather support staff assumptions about strengths and needs?
- Are there information gaps? What more do we need?
- What priorities does the information suggest?
Act: Identify action steps to make targeted adjustments to the original plan
- What adjustments/modifications should be made?
- How can we improve the effectiveness of our program?