ESEA Waiver Schools Requirements

Non-SIG Funded, Focus, Alert and Improvement Schools Requirements

Additional ESEA waiver information is available at the ESEA Waiver Page

Please review the specific requirements for the various building designations below:

Non-SIG Funded Priority Schools Requirements

Priority Schools are those that meet the criteria for identification and do not apply for School Improvement 1003(g) funds; are not selected to receive funding through the competitive application process, or lose funding during the three-year period when identified as a SIG Funded school due to various circumstances.

Focus Schools Requirements

Focus schools include Title I served schools with the highest subgroup proficiency and graduation rate gaps that have not made sufficient progress in decreasing those gaps over three years. They are identified by having school subgroups with the highest gaps (proficiency and graduation rates) that have not made sufficient progress over time in reducing those gaps. These schools will keep the focus school designation for three years unless they make sufficient progress to meet exit criteria requirements.

Alert Schools

Alert Schools include non-Title I served schools with the highest subgroup proficiency and graduation rate gaps that have not made sufficient progress in decreasing those gaps over three years. They are identified using the same criteria as focus schools.

Improvement Schools

Improvement title I schools are any Title I served buildings that are identified in school improvement status (including Delay) and not already identified as Priority, Focus or Alert schools.

Last Modified: 7/24/2014 4:26:02 PM