School Improvement Grant (SIG)


School Improvement Grant (SIG) Oklahoma State Department of Education School Support

SIG Contact

Beth Steele
SIG Director
Office of School Support

Phone: (405) 521-2809
Email: beth.steele@sde.ok.gov

School Support Main

 

 

Public Notice and Comment

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is providing this public notice to solicit comments from local educational agencies and the public regarding the Period of Availability of federal fiscal year FY2014 School Improvement Grant 1003(g) funds. Waiver Notice

SIG Information

  • SIG is a competitive grant meaning an application must be submitted and approved prior to funding being awarded.
  • The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) applied to the United States Department of Education (USDE) for SIG funding for a fifth cohort in January 2015.
  • Only LEAs that are eligible based on the Priority and Focus Schools list may apply for funds.
  • Currently there are nine (9) active SIG sites for school year 2014-2015.
     
  • If awarded, each SIG site would choose a Turnaround Model to implement:
    • Restart Model - LEA closes a school and reopens it with a different operating structure (e.g., charter).
    • Closure Model - LEA closes the school and enrolls the student in other higher achieving schools within the LEA.
    • Transformation Model - LEA and school use funds to implement a required list of initiatives.
    • Turnaround Model - LEA and school use the funds to implement a required list of initiatives.
    • Evidence-based, Whole-school Reform Model- LEA is in a partnership with a model developer and the model meets "What Works Clearinghouse" evidence standards.
    • Early Learning Model - LEA and school use funds to implement a required list of initiatives.
       
  • Additional OSDE requirements include:
    • Turnaround Office(r) - Individual(s) responsible for the day-to-day management of the reform efforts at the site level. Serves as OSDE liaison.
    • Collaboration Time - Ninety (90) minutes of collaboration time scheduled and protected each week.
    • Professional Development - LEAs must provide at least five (5) days of site-based training on initiatives to support the goals of the grant for each teacher. Additionally, the LEA must provided a five (5) day teacher academy or institute to provide training on school turnaround initiatives and provide information on the requirements of the 1003(g) grant.

 

SIG has awarded Five (5) Cohorts of Sub-grantees:

Cohort I - 10 Schools Awarded

  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 3 Middle Schools
  • 5 High Schools
  • 9 Schools - Transformation Model
  • 1 School - Turnaround Model

Cohort II & III - 6 Schools Awarded

  • 1 Charter School (K-12)
  • 2 Elementary Schools
  • 2 Middle Schools
  • 1 High School
  • All Schools - Transformation Model

Cohort IV - 4 Schools Awarded

  • 3 Elementary Schools
  • 1 High School
  • All Schools - Transformation Model
     

Cohort V - 4 Schools Awarded

  • 3 Elementary Schools
  • 1 PreK-8 School
  • 3 Schools Transformation Model
  • 1 School Whole-School Reform Model

 

Cohort 6 & 7

Cohort 6 &7

Cohort 5    

 

Cohort 4

Funded 2014-2015 School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for Cohort 4 Schools

 

Cohort 3

Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for Cohort 3 SIG Schools


Cohort 2

Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for 2011-2012 (Cohort 2) SIG Schools

All schools that applied for Cohort 2 were funded.



Cohort 1

Funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) applications and budgets for 2010-2011 (Cohort 1) SIG Schools
 

School Improvement Grant - Intervention Models

A powerpoint series prepared by the Center on Innovation & Improvement for use by the regional comprehensive centers and state education agencies to inform local education agencies.

Previous Waiver for Public Comment

Resources

 

Last updated on November 16, 2016