March 6 Student Investment Account Update

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SIA Update

On Monday March 2, we shared an announcement and step-by-step instructions for applicants to submit their SIA Grant Applications through a Google Form. Districts and eligible charter schools have until April 15, 2020 to submit a completed SIA application.

For Draft Longitudinal Performance Growth Targets

In the SIA Grant Application ODE added two optional questions as brief self-assessments to inform collaborative work later in the process. Those questions are:

  • What parts of what you’ve drafted are you confident in? (250 words or less)
  • What areas are you less sure about? (250 words or less)

Required for All Applicants

Applicants must include a website link where their SIA Grant Application is posted and available for the public in their SIA Grant Application. As applications are received, ODE will update this webpage which lists all applicants and their corresponding website links.

This Week’s Frequently Asked Question

Q: Once submitted, what is the process for review and evaluation of SIA Grant Applications?

A: Three steps make up the SIA application review process​ and will be utilized to ensure the application meets the requirements outlined in Section 10 of the law, informed by the values and principles outlined in the SIA Comprehensive Guidance.

  • Step One: ODE Staff Evaluation & Assessment
    • The purpose of this review is to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the application to ensure 1) application completion, 2) legal sufficiency, and 3) clearly defined use of funds that meet the intent of the law.
  • Step Two: Quality Assurance & Learning Panel
    • The purpose is to 1) support public understanding and grow confidence in the implementation of the SIA, 2) create conditions conducive for learning across districts and communities, and 3) support ODE’s review efforts with a quality check.
  • Step Three: Additional ODE Review (if needed)
    • A diverse team of senior ODE leadership will meet and provide additional review for any applications that are advanced to this step. This team will meet with the initial ODE staff reviewers and consider notes from the Quality Assurance and Learning Panel. The team will make a final assessment which will be reviewed and signed off on by the Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Education Innovation and Improvement.

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