Educational Programs Update
Student Performance Measures (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
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.https://www.smore.com/8tq1e
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
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.
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.
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.”