News & Announcements
Upcoming Virtual Training Opportunities
The Office of School Quality (OSQ) is excited to highlight the many upcoming virtual and in-person training opportunities for all instructional leaders interested in learning more about the continuous improvement process and the academic review process. These training sessions are of tremendous benefit to anyone attempting to bring about significant change and improvement in their school and/or division. Refer to the OSQ Catalog-This is a Word document. for details about the offerings and registration information.
Note: For the 2022-2023 school year, any school with Level Two School Quality Indicator(s) in academic achievement for all students in English, mathematics, and/or science and schools with ANY Level Three School Quality Indicator will be required to conduct an Academic Review. Academic Review training will assist school and division leaders with the academic review process.
The school-level academic review is designed to help schools identify and analyze instructional and organizational factors affecting student achievement. The focus of the review process is on the systems, processes, and practices that are being implemented at the school level.
Systems of Support
The Office of School Quality provides technical assistance on support for school improvement that can be delivered virtually, hybrid, or in person.
Quick Takes, the OSQ monthly newsletter, provides information for school leaders on creating a culture of continuous improvement within their schools and divisions.
School Improvement Grants (SIG)
School Improvement Grants (SIGs), authorized under Section 1003 of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA), are grants awarded to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support schools identified for improvement. The Office of School Quality SIG grants allocates Title I Part A set aside funds to the identified schools through a competitive grant program known as School Improvement Grants (SIG). The SIG grants provided funds to the identified schools to implement sustainable, strategic improvement strategies focused on raising the achievement of students.