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Title I Priority Schools

This selection is the result of a 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.

2015-16 Title I Priority Schools 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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