CISD Programs and Systems for Instruction supports the development and coordination efforts of specific programs and systems impacting instruction within the district. These include reviewing and analyzing district and campus supports for intervention, enrichment, collaboration efforts, assessment practices, on-line data collection tools, and budgeting for federal and state funding.
As a member of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, CISD Programs and Systems for Instruction supports various district departments and all campuses in efforts of evaluating interventions and campus/district systems, data analysis and targeting specific needs, budgeting and spending of state and federal funds and implementing structures to ensure the funds being spent are impacting learner growth.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a United States federal statute originally enacted in 1965. These federal funds are authorized for supplemental professional development, instructional materials, resources to support educational programs, as well as parent and family engagement programs. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Coppell ISD receives funding for the following entitlement programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Title I, Part A
Title II, Part A
Title III, Part A: English Learners (EL)
Title IV, Part A
Purpose of the District and Campus Improvement Plan
Using data from its needs assessment, a school must develop a comprehensive plan to improve teaching and learning in the school, particularly for those students farthest away from demonstrating proficiency on the State’s academic content and achievement standards.
The Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) serves as the blueprint for how the campus will actually address the needs identified during the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). An effective CIP can bring focus and coherence to reform activities and help ensure unity of purpose, alignment, and clear accountability.
Title I is a federally funded grant program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I, Part A provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a schoolwide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. The program is designed to accomplish four primary goals:
provide supplementary education to students eligible for services;
provide additional funding to schools and districts serving high concentrations of children from low-income families;
focus educators on the needs of special student populations; and
improve the academic achievement of eligible students, reduce performance gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and assist eligible students in meeting high academic standards.
Under ESEA rules, for a school to qualify as a Title I Schoolwide program, the campus must have a student population of at least 40% or more that are economically disadvantaged (i.e. students who qualify for free or reduced meals). Coppell ISD has applied for and received an Ed-Flex waiver to this rule, which allows the district to receive and distribute Title I funds based on economically disadvantaged student enrollment.
Coppell ISD currently has 5 schools that are served as Title I Schoolwide Campuses.
Town Center Elementary
Denton Creek Elementary
Coppell North Middle School
Each of these schools is given an allocation of Title I Part A funds through a specified formula. The school must spend those funds on strategies that will directly impact student instruction (such as academic interventions, instructional programs, supplemental teachers, etc.), professional development training for teachers, and Parent and Family Engagement activities.
All activities and/or resources paid with Title I, Part A funds must be:
identified in the Comprehensive Needs Assessments, and
included in the Campus Improvement Plan, and
reasonable, necessary, allocable, and allowable, and
meet all EDGAR requirements, and
all district policies and procedures must be followed.
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement. The funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring and retention strategies, and to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.