School Mental Health Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series Summary

School Mental Health Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series Summary

Background: The State Support Network (the Network), in partnership with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE), the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) collaborated to provide a technical assistance (TA) opportunity for state educational agencies (SEAs) interested in school mental health.

School and District Improvement Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series Summary

School and District Improvement Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Exchange Series Summary

P2P Description: The School and District Improvement (SDI) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) is a group of 20 states convened approximately three times a year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires state education agencies (SEAs) to rethink how they support and intervene in their lowest performing schools.

Networked Improvement Implementation Community of Practice Resources

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Networked Improvement Implementation (NII)

CoP Description: The Networked Improvement Implementation (NII) CoP supported State capacity-building and implementation of Networked Improvement Communities (NICs) within and among districts and schools and fostered innovative approaches to generating and using evidence for continuous improvement. This CoP focused on supporting states interested in developing systems to support districts or groups of districts in continuous improvement initiatives.

Report Cards Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Report Cards

CoP Description: Since 2016, state educational agencies (SEAs) have implemented several changes to their state report cards in conjunction with their approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) consolidated state plans. They have incorporated new required data elements and sought to ensure that report cards clearly communicate complex data to various internal and external stakeholders.

Root Cause Analysis Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Root Cause Analysis

CoP Description:  The Root Cause Analysis Community of Practice (CoP) explored the purpose, methodology, and application of root cause analysis in identifying effective evidence-based practices for supporting comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) and targeted support and improvement (TSI) schools. The CoP also looked at how root cause analysis fits within these schools’ continuous improvement cycle.

Foster Care Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Foster Care

CoP Description: Children in foster care constitute a vulnerable population who have historically experienced poor education outcomes relative to their peers with more stable family situations. Additionally, they also tend to experience a higher frequency of unscheduled school changes compared to their peers. As a group, children in foster care have significantly lower academic achievement and high school graduation rates, and significantly higher rates of absenteeism, grade retention, and exclusionary discipline.

Resource Allocation Reviews Community of Practice Summary

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: Resource Allocation Reviews

CoP Description: The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) introduced a new provision that requires state education agencies (SEAs) to review resource allocation in districts that serve a significant number of schools identified for continuous improvement and a significant number of schools implementing targeted school improvement plans.