Educational Programs Update

July 2023

Student Performance Measures (SPM) and IEP Goals Progress

The following decisions will need to be made by the LEA prior to teachers writing SPM and IEP Goals Progress:

  • Determine "n number" (can not be more than 11)
  • Determine if IEP goal progress is based on "actual" or "attributed" students

State Assessment Dates

2023 PSSA

June 2, 2023 – Early Student Reporting Results Performance File Released

June 5, 2023 – Early Student Reporting Parent Letters Released

June 20, 2023 – Final Student Reporting Performance File Released

June 23, 2023 – Final Student Reporting Parent Letters Released

2023 Spring Keystone Exams

July 17, 2023 – District Student Data Files Released

July 19, 2023 – Parent Letters available

Click Link to Dates for more 2023-24 Testing Dates

Comprehensive Planning Info

**Be sure to read this SMORE (below) from the PDE Comp. Plan Team! Important information including due dates and open office hours are included.

Release Dates and Deadlines

Reports and Who has to Sign Off

Phase #1 Timeline Due March 30, 2023

Clarion Cty Career Center, Clarion-Limestone, Dubois Area, Forest Area, Keystone, Redbank Valley, Union

Phase #2 Timeline Due March 31, 2024

Brockway Area, Clarion Area, Jeff. Cty Dubois ACTS, Oil City Area, Valley Grove, Venango Tech

Phase #3 Timeline Due March 31, 2015

AC Valley, Brookville Area, Cranberry Area, Franklin Area, N. Clarion County, Punxsutawney Area, Titusville Area

Induction Requirements

The 2-year induction requirement begins in SY24-25. LEAs are asked to upload their plans into their comprehensive plans, which are open for Phases 1 and 2. Phase 3 LEAs will have their new plan open in 2024. At that time, the plans can be uploaded.

Chap 49 Slides

Chapter 4 Hearing

Lunch and Learn Career Readiness Curriculum

  • RIU6 Lunch and Learn Career Readiness Curriculum 8/8/23, 10-11:30 a.m.
    • RIU6 is hosting izzit, a free Workforce Innovation Now (W.I.N. Program) for secondary students. This is a free turn-key career readiness course curriculum that covers financial/digital literacy, employability skills, and work-based learning components for our students.
    • The training will be held on Aug. 8, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 at RIU6. Please invite your career ready lead teachers (Amazon gift cards provided for the first 25 teachers registered). Lunch is provided immediately after.
      • Principals or other professionals register to learn about this free career readiness course by completing this FORM.
      • Educators can register HERE for ACT 48 credits.

Federal Grant Opportunities

Fostering Diverse Schools Grant Program - Applications due July 28, 2023.

The Fostering Diverse Demonstration Schools Grants program is intended to help build the capacity of LEAs to meet the needs of students—including academic, social, emotional, and mental health—by increasing access to and equity in diverse and inclusive learning environments. Of note, earlier this month, the competition reopened to allow applicants more time to prepare and submit their applications. As this is a demonstration program, the volume and quality of applicants are crucial in determining whether there will be future funding or grant competitions.

  • Please click here to access the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) competition website.

Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Grant Program - Early-Phase Applications due August 1, 2023

While the deadline for “Mid-phase” and “Expansion” EIR grants has passed, “Early-phase” grants are not due until August 1, 2023. For the FY23 grant cycle, there is $87 million in dedicated funds for “social and emotional learning projects.” Early and mid-phase grants have an “Absolute Priority” for SEL which includes projects designed to “Improve students’ social, emotional, academic, and career development, with a focus on underserved students…” This is an excellent opportunity to advance your crucial SEL efforts while further building on the evidence-base for the field.

  • Please click here to learn more about the absolute priority for SEL.
  • Please click here to access ED’s FY2023 competition website.

Full-Service Community Schools Program- Applications due August 8, 2023

SEL is foundational to the community schools approach, and we highly encourage you to consider applying for this grant opportunity. Within the Full-Service Community Schools Program grant, there is a Competitive Preference Priority for “Meeting Student Social, Emotional, and Academic Needs.”

  • Please click here to learn more about the competitive priority for SEL under the FSCS program.
  • Please click here to access ED’s FY2023 FSCS competition website, where you can learn more about average grant amounts, deadlines for notice of intent to apply, and deadlines for applications.

PIL Course Offering- Continuous School Improvement

PIL (Act 45 hrs) at IU5 and IU11

More Course Information

Structured Literacy for Adminstration

Structured Litearacy for adminstrators will be offered in-person on September, 7th 2023 during our principal job alike meeting. This training has all the components required for structured literacy requirements for professional development. Please email for any further questions.

High Priority Occupations- Training/Upskilling Careers