State Systemic Improvement Plan


The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is a comprehensive, ambitious, yet achievable multi-year plan for improving results for children with disabilities. Every state must develop its own SSIP to improve a student outcome selected by local stakeholders.  
 
Oklahoma has selected early literacy (kindergarten through third) as the state’s target area. The Office of Special Education Services is working with several OSDE offices and grants to improve early literacy at struggling school sites by implementing a tiered intervention framework (modelled as a multi-tiered system of support). The three tiers in the framework will provide different types of evidence-based interventions to site personnel who will implement those practices in their classes to benefit all students.
 
The goal is to provide extra support to sites in the most straight-forward way possible, meeting the specific needs of each site. The SSIP has been defined with stakeholder input over the past year, and state personnel have started building the framework. OSDE anticipates that all tiers will be fully developed and implemented in 2023.

• State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Part B Professional Development Sequence Interest Registration 

 

Parent Stakeholder

The Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education Services seeks to gather input from parents and community members regarding the continued implementation of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). If you would like to participate as a member of the SSIP Parent/Community Group, please fill in the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Parent/Community Group.

Communication with this group will be through email and occur quarterly.

For more information, please reach out to Alexa Hudak.

 

Tier I Universal Support for all K-3 Schools 

The purpose of this support is to provide resources to support educators with their K-3 early literacy instruction. Participants may include educators of K-3 students such as: general educators, special education educators, reading interventionists, paraprofessionals, library media specialists, instructional coaches, site administrators, and others based on their professional connection to K-3 students. 

The outcomes sought from the implementation of this plan are intended to positively impact student achievement in early reading at participating school sites. 

 

Tier II Professional Development for Selected Schools 

The purpose of this support is to identify and select up to 200 participants from approximately 20 school sites who would most benefit from the services and resources provided by the SSIP supports for cohort 2 of implementation. Participants may include educators of K-3 students such as: general educators, special education educators, reading interventionists, paraprofessionals, library media specialists, instructional coaches, site administrators, and others based on their professional connection to K-3 students. SSIP staff will provide access to universal supports, sequenced self-paced professional development, paired synchronous professional development support, and an in-person data literacy training through the use of a full-day professional retreat. 

The outcomes sought from the implementation of this plan are intended to positively impact student achievement in early reading at participating school sites. School sites should consider the educators who support K-3 students and base their application as a K-3 site where all educators supporting students participate in the program. The program is sequenced and designed to encourage teams to work together to create a comprehensive system to support students.

This application is open to all school sites who educate students K-3, within the State of Oklahoma, who are designated as Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) as determined by the state’s ESSA plan. 

3-Year Sequence Flyer

 

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Tier III Instructional Coaching for Selected Schools 

The purpose of this level of support is to identify and select up to ten participants from approximately one to three school sites who would most benefit from the services and resources provided by the SSIP supports for cohort 1 of implementation. Participants may include educators of K-3 students such as: general educators, special education educators, reading interventionists, paraprofessionals, library media specialists, instructional coaches, and others based on their professional connection to K-3 students. SSIP staff will provide access to universal supports, sequenced self-paced professional development, paired synchronous professional development support, an in-person data literacy training, and five semesters of instructional coaching from August 2023 until December 2025. 

The outcomes sought from the implementation of this plan are intended to positively impact student achievement in early reading at participating school sites. School sites should consider the educators who support K-3 students and base their application as a K-3 site where all educators supporting students participate in the program. The program is sequenced and designed to encourage teams to work together to create a comprehensive system to support students.

This application is open to all school sites who educate students K-3, within the State of Oklahoma, who are designated as Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) as determined by the state’s ESSA plan.

 

Progress and Evaluations of the State Systemic Improvement Plan

• Theory of Change

SSIP Evaluation Plan 

SSIP Infographic

 

 

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Last updated on February 6, 2023