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Upcoming: Federal Accountability

Posted Date: 08/09/2022

Arizona Department of Education

New Federal Comprehensive Support and Improvement, Targeted Support and Improvement, and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Schools will be identified for SY 2022-23 based on SY 2021-22 data on August 23rd.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools: Lowest Performing Schools (CSI-LA) The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires states to identify the lowest performing (minimum of 5%) of all Title l schools, traditional and alternative.  All schools must be identified based on the same criteria.* Schools are reidentified every three years. If they do not meet exit criteria in 4 years, they are placed in “more rigorous options” and received additional oversight.


Targeted Support and Improvement Schools (TSI) Any Arizona school that has one or more consistently underperforming or low achieving subgroups, one standard deviation below the ALL mean by model, will be identified as Targeted Support and Improvement Schools using the three most recent years of data. All schools may be identified for TSI, regardless of Title 1 status. TSI identification occurs annually beginning 2022.


Additional Targeted Support and Improvement Schools (aTSI) are schools that were first identified for SY 2018-19. They are any school with any subgroup of students that on its own would lead to identification as a Comprehensive Support and Improvement School. They are reidentified every three years. If they do not meet exit criteria by the end of the 4th year, Title 1 schools become Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools.  

Email notifications will be sent to Superintendents on August 23rd.


For more information, contact:
Devon Isherwood, School Improvement 602-364-0379
Sean Smith, Accountability, 602- 364-1983 


For more information, visit our Federal Accountability page


*The Federal system of meaningful differentiation includes all schools (traditional and alternative) using one set of measures. The federal system will identify Comprehensive and (A) Targeted Support and Improvement schools as required by ESEA section 1111(c)(4)(D).” 





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