Continuous School Improvement Resources
These continuous school improvement resources are a repository of visuals, guides, video tutorials, and FAQs pertaining to continuous school Improvement supports. Each section below provides information related to iGrants, School Improvement Plans (SIPs), Needs Assessments, and more.
Cycle 2 WSIF Identification
The Cycle 2 Washington School Improvement Framework School Identification Support document lists school identification and support status for the second cycle of WSIF identification and supports. The following guides provide for the next steps based on Cycle 2 support identification. Each guide outlines expectations, timelines, resources, and templates.
- Tier 3 Plus Supports Next Steps (Comprehensive Plus, Comprehensive Graduation)
- Tier 3 Supports Next Steps (Comprehensive, Comprehensive Graduation, Tier 3 Compounding)
- Tier 2 Supports Next Steps (Targeted 3+, Targeted English Language Proficiency)
- Foundational Exiting Support Status - Tier 2 Support in Cycle 1
- Foundational Exiting Support Status - Tier 3 Support in Cycle 1
SY 2023-24 Funding Amounts
The Eligible Schools, Districts, and Funding Amounts document lists the schools and districts eligible for school improvement funds and their corresponding amounts for the 2023-24 school year.
SY 2022-23 Funding Amounts
The Eligible Schools, Districts, and Funding Amounts document lists the schools and districts eligible for school improvement funds and their corresponding amounts for the 2022-23 school year.
Data & Implementation
Measures we report on System and School Improvement data are analyzed through an equity lens to make reducing the opportunity gap a top priority.
- Data Portal
- Report Card
- Washington School Improvement Framework
- Data Inquiry Guide | District and School Data Team Toolkit
- School Improvement Planning, Progress Monitoring, & LEA Consolidated Accountability Plan Templates
School Improvement Plan (SIP) Template
Please find below the School Improvement Plan (SIP) template. If you are engaging in continuous school improvement for the first time, this is the template you will need to use. To ask questions or receive technical assistance on completing the template, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Continuous Improvement team.
- 2022-23 SIP Template
- 2023-24 SIP Template
- 2023-24 Consolidated School Improvement Plan. This template meets the requirements for Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Programs; Title I, Part A Targeted Assistance Programs; School Improvement; and WAC 180-16-220.
SIP Implementation Guide
The SY 2023-24 SIP Implementation Guide provides information and guidance toward creating an effective school improvement plan. This guide will help create a strong and effective SIP for your school and is meant to supplement using OSPI's 2023-24 SIP Template. If you use OSPI's 2023-24 SIP Template, you will ensure your school's SIP fulfills all requirements for OSSI, as described in Washington's ESSA Consolidated Plan and the Washington Administrative Code. Additionally, submitting a properly completed OSSI SIP template will fulfill all other OSPI divisional requirements, such as those of Title 1, Part A and Consolidated Program Review.
2023-24 SIP Progress Review Template for Mid-Year (MYPR) and End -of-Year Review (EOYR)
Please find below the SIP Progress Review Template for 2023-24. The Mid-Year Progress Review and End of Year Progress Review are on one template this year. For schools identified as eligible for Tier 3 and Tier 3 Plus supports in WSIF Cycle 2, completed MYPRs (Section Ia and II of the template) are due to the OSSI SIP SharePoint sites by February 2, 2024 and completed EOYRs (Section Ib and III of the template) are due to the OSSI SIP SharePoint sites by June 28, 2024.
Rubric & Feedback Template
SIP MYPR Rubric and Feedback Template 2023-2024 may be used to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs), i.e., school districts, in providing feedback toward completed Mid-year Progress Reviews for schools identified as eligible for receiving Tier II support from OSPI within their districts.
LEA Consolidated Accountability Plan (L-CAP)
In accordance with Washington's ESSA Consolidated Plan and beginning in the 2023-24 school year, each Local Education Agency (LEA) that contains one or more schools identified as eligible for Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 3 Plus improvement supports must complete an LEA Consolidated Accountability Plan (L-CAP). By completing the L-CAP with the online tool linked in the list below, your LEA's L-CAP will be automatically sorted into your district's folder. There is a downloadable PDF version of the online L-CAP form linked in the list below, as well, that you may use as a planning resource only and guide as you navigate and complete the online L-CAP form. Please note, districts required to complete an L-CAP must submit their final L-CAP through the online tool linked below.
The L-CAP Implementation Guide provides information for completing the online L-CAP template. Each section aligns with the sections of the online L-CAP template and provides suggestions for how to complete each section.
Addendum for LEAs Developing a Title I, Part A Schoolwide or Targeted Assistance Plan
The Addendum for LEAs Developing a Title I, Part A Schoolwide or Targeted Assistance Plan will help aid in completing school improvement plans and also meeting all requirements.
- Grants & Fiscal Guidance
Grants & Guidance
All federally funded OSSI grants for SY 2023-24 are accessible in the new Education Grants Management System (EGMS). All state funded OSSI grants will remain in EDS iGrants. Consult the SY 2023-24 funding amounts on this webpage to determine which system you will need to access for your grant application.
- 2023-24 Grant FAQs and Fact Sheet
- OSSI Grant Application Assistance and Office Hours
- OSSI Grant Application Questions 2023-24
- Definitions of Allowable Expenditures for Schools and Districts
- Allowable Activities State Funded OSSI iGrants
- Allowable Activities Federally Funded OSSI iGrants
Federal Grants & Education Grants Management System (EGMS)
EGMS Video Tutorials
These short videos provide step-by-step instructions for each phase of the application process in EGMS.
- EGMS Video Turorial #1: Preparing for your Federal OSSI Grant (link is external)
- EGMS Video Tutorial #2: Completing your Pre-application and Request for Substantially Approvable Status (SAS)
- EGMS Video Tutorial #3: Completing and Submitting your 2023-24 Grant Application
- EGMS Video Tutorial #4: Creating and Submitting a Budget Amendment Coming summer 2023!
The documents below coorespond with the video tutorials above.
- Preparing for your Federal OSSI Grant
- Step-by-Step Guide: Pre-application and SAS
- Comprehensive Needs Assessment Toolkit
- Support and Best Practices
- Open Doors and Reengagement Resources