The Every Student Succeeds Act which was signed into law on December 10, 2015 required that the ESEA Flexibility Waiver ended on August 1, 2016 and that states either reset or freeze its list of schools that were identified as focus or priority under the ESEA Flexibility Waiver. Mississippi received approval from the United States Department of Education in March of 2017 to refresh the list of schools that would be identified as Focus and Priority.
The purpose of this letter is to describe the educational opportunities made possible as a result of the identification.
Your child’s school, Earl Travillion Attendance Center has received the identification as a Focus School based on the 2016 Performance Accountability Rating received. The school’s overall proficiency level from the spring of 2016 is 8.1% for reading and 9% for mathematics. The school has conducted a comprehensive needs assessment and will implement the following interventions:
- Web-based supplemental instructional resources including iReadyfor both reading and math, Moby Max, and SuccessMaker are used to target deficit skills for each individual student.
- Daily instruction is provided by a 100% highly qualified staff.
- The Boost intervention program is implemented to provide intensive support to students identified in Tier 2 and Tier 3.
- A remediation block was incorporated into the master instructional schedule to provide classroom teachers with additional time to provide tier 1 instruction, remediation, and/or enrichment for all students.
The school will also develop and implement an action plan that is aligned with evidence-based strategies for improving student outcomes based on areas of deficiency. A P-16 Community Council was be established during the 2016-2017 school year and will continue to actively participate in the school’s improvement efforts.
For more information, please contact the principal at 601-584-9303 or visit online at http://etac.forrestcountyschools.org/.