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Title I Priority Schools

Title I Priority School Selection Acrobat Reader

This selection is the result of a new methodology approved in the state’s Flexibility Waiver that allows the department to concentrate its support on certain Title I schools (see methodology below). Being a part of a Priority School cohort will provide additional resources and partnerships to these schools to support the students they serve. This includes being a part of certain professional learning networks around seven key principles:

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  1. Providing strong instructional leadership
  2. Improving educator effectiveness
  3. Redesigning learning time
  4. Strengthening a school instructional program
  5. Using data to inform instruction
  6. Improving the school environment (non-academic factors)
  7. Family and community engagement

Priority School Methodology

  • This has been operationalized by adding the NECAP index scores for mathematics to the NECAP index scores for reading to produce a combined index score for each year. To identify the Priority Schools the NECAP combined index scores for 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 were averaged and then rank ordered.
  • Title I schools (as of October 1, 2012) will be identified on the rank-ordered list and 12 (5 percent of the Title I schools) of the most struggling Title I schools will be designated as our Priority Schools.
  • In addition to these 5 percent of schools, those participating in the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program will be considered Priority Schools.
Upcoming events relating to instructional changes to support College and Career Ready Standards based on the Common Core State Standards Acrobat Reader
Frequently Asked Questions Acrobat Reader Technical Assistance to Title I Priority and Focus Schools Vetted List of Potential Turnaround Coaches

Title I-A Priority and Focus Schools Accessing School Improvement Funds Acrobat Reader

Waiver Assurances 2013-14

Summary of Local Achievement Data Word document

Steps to Success

Data Meetings

MyNHDOE Single Sign On System


2013 School Appeal Guidance Acrobat Reader

Title I Priority and Focus School Orientation Meeting (7/17/2013)

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