District In Need of Improvement Year 1 (DINI-1)

posted Feb 8, 2012, 10:29 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

KARINA COSTANTINO, Community Superintendent

COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 20

415  - 89 STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11209

 

To:

Parents and Guardians of Students in Districts Identified in Need of Improvement

From:

Karina Costantino

 

Subject:

District In Need of Improvement Year 1 (DINI-1)

 

Date: 

 January 2012

 

 

  

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 requires the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to annually review the performance of each District that receives Title I funds to ensure that Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is made toward enabling all public elementary, middle and secondary school students to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.  The NYSED is required to inform parents/guardians of students about District performance. 

 

For the 2011-12 school year, District 20 has been designated as a District In Need of Improvement Year 1 (DINI-1) in English Language Arts because the District failed to make AYP for two consecutive years at each applicable grade level (elementary, middle or secondary) in the subject area(s) for which it has been identified. 

 

As a District in Need of Improvement, your District must:

 

·         consult with parents and school staff when developing the District Improvement Plan.  This plan explains how the District will use Title I and other funds to improve Title I schools;

 

·         commit to spend at least ten percent of the annual Title I allocation to provide professional development for teachers and administrators; and

 

·         provide technical assistance to schools identified as Title I Schools in Need of Improvement, Title I Corrective Action Schools and/or Title I Restructuring Schools.

 

 

How can parents help their District improve? 

Here are some suggestions to help you work with your school and District to support improvements:

1.    Learn more about the NCLB requirements and become aware of strategies to improve student academic achievement.  Information and resources are available at the following websites:

 

-          www.emsc.nysed.gov – The New York State Education Department

 

-          www.ed.gov and www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/hyc.html – The United States Department of Education

 

2.      Talk with District staff about the Improvement Plan and the strategies it includes to promote effective parental involvement in schools.

 

3.      If you are a parent of an eligible student who attends a Title I School in Need of Improvement, a Title I Corrective Action School or a Title I Restructuring School, ask about Supplemental Educational Services (SES) that may be available for your child.  SES are extra academic services provided to eligible Title I students outside of the regular school day.

 

4.      If you are a parent of a student who attends a Title I School in Need of Improvement (Year 2), a Title I Corrective Action School or a Title I Restructuring School, ask about School Choice options to transfer your child to another public school served by the District. 

 

5.      Visit your child’s school and become a volunteer.

 

You are encouraged to contact your Superintendent’s office for further information on any of these requirements and to find out how you can become involved in school improvement efforts.

 

 

District Title III AMAO Status

 

Under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a school district or charter school that receives a Title III subgrant must meet Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) for English Language Learners (ELLs). Such AMAOs must include the following: 1) annual increases in the number or percentage of ELLs making progress in learning English; 2) annual increases in the number or percentage of ELLs attaining English language proficiency; and 3) making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in Language Arts and Mathematics for LEP students under Title I. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) collects this data and reports the results to the United

States Education Department (USED) every year.

 

If a district or consortium failed to make progress toward meeting the AMAO objectives as stated above for two (2) consecutive years, they are required to submit an Improvement Plan to NYSED. However, if the LEA or consortium has not met AMAOs for four (4) consecutive years, they are required to submit a Corrective Action Plan. Please be informed that our district did not meet the AMAO objectives and has to complete and submit an Improvement Plan.

 

As part of our Improvement Plan, the following steps have been taken by the district to address the educational needs of our ELLs:

 

1.      Meet with educators and school leaders to assess the needs of the English language learners

2.      Provide intensive professional development and support to schools that did not meet AYP for the 2009-10 school year

3.      Continuously assess ELL achievement and align subsequent training and support to meet the needs of the schools in order to accelerate student achievement

 

If you have any questions, please contact William Chin, DFA at 718 - 759-3944.

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