Purpose

The purpose of this application is to guide the school and district improvement problem-solving and planning process throughout the year and help identify and organize strategies and resources that will lead to increased student achievement at the school.

Schools targeted for Differentiated Accountability (DA) are required by State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C., to use the Florida Department of Education School Improvement Plan (SIP) template, and their school districts are required to use the department's District Improvement and Assistance Plan (DIAP) template. Both plans are completed through the SIP Online system.

The completed SIP may also serve as the Title I Plan, as it is embedded with all required components of a schoolwide and targeted assistance program, as set forth in the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law No. 107-110, Section 1114(b)(1) and 1115(c), codified at 20 U.S.C. ยง 6314(b).

Public Access to Plans

Click this link to access the approved plans for specific districts and schools, as well as any prior year plans that have been made available.

Timeline

September 3, 2013 - Drafts of DA school and district plans are due to the Regional Executive Director (RED) for review and feedback.

September 30, 2013 - The DIAP must be fully entered into the SIP Online.

November 1, 2013 - The SIP must be fully entered in the SIP Online. On this date, the targets the school has selected for 2014 will be locked, but the rest of the plan will remain editable throughout the year.

The submission deadline is for archival and research purposes. The SIP and DIAP are intended to be living documents that allow schools and districts to continually problem-solve how best to reach their goals and adjust strategies as necessary to improve student achievement.

To encourage ongoing discussions and revisions, the templates include a Mid-Year Reflection about the goals set at the beginning of the year to help teams determine whether to revisit the problem-solving process. DA targeted schools and districts are required to complete the mid-year reflection within 30 days of the release of mid-year assessment data.