New Resource: May Aligned Message and Updated 25-27 Integrated Guidance

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Aligning for Student Success - May Aligned Message and Updated 25-27 Integrated Guidance

  • In this month’s message, you’ll find information about:
  1. The Updated 25-27 Integrated Guidance 
  2. OAESD Conference Sessions
  3. EII Professional Learning webpage update
  4. High School Success Administrative Cost Assurance Information (see Program Specific Updates)

Updated 25-27 Integrated Guidance 

We have spent the last ten months listening to feedback on the Integrated Planning and Application process. Today, ODE releases an update that incorporates much of that feedback-- Aligning for Student Success: Integrated Guidance Update. Please note, this is not new, but rather an effort to make improvements based on feedback.

This updated guidance is provided a year ahead of when applications will be submitted to ODE in March and April 2025. This guidance now integrates the following programs or initiatives:

▪ Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP) (CIP does not refer to CIP BN (title applications), but the DISTRICT CIP requirement)

▪ Every Day Matters (EDM)

▪ High School Success (HSS)

▪ Student Investment Account (SIA)

▪ Early Indicator and Intervention Systems (EIIS)

▪ Early Literacy Success School District Grants (ELSSDG)

▪ Career and Technical Education/Perkins V (CTE)

▪ Career Connected Learning (CCL)

▪ Federal School Improvement for Comprehensive or Targeted Supports (FSI)

The documents are going through a final accessibility check and will be available on our website next week. We will continue to provide the full guidance as well as access to each section on our Innovation and Improvement webpage.

There is no immediate action needed, and as you begin to review the guidance over the next several months, ODE is ready to support you and your teams. ODE is also collaborating closely with each ESD, and leaders within each ESD are ready to support your efforts as well.

If you have questions as you review the Aligning for Student Success guidance, please reach out to and a member of our team will follow-up. 

Integrated Programs Key Dates

Due August 15, 2024: HSS Year 1 EGMS Claims are due 8/15/24 to support the HSS annual report requirement in statute. For HSS Year 1 Reporting purposes the reporting amount should match EGMS claims that came in 7/1/23 through 8/15/24 dates. You will still have access to unclaimed Year 1 funds in Year 2 and funds claimed past 8/16/24 will be reported in Year 2 reporting.

Join us at the OAESD Spring Conference!

We look forward to sharing a few sessions: 

  • Advancing Education Together: ODE's Integrated Guidance Update and Celebration of Implementation Success: 
    • Come learn more about key updates to the Integrated Guidance and join us in celebrating implementation success across Oregon!
  • Empowering Small and Rural School Districts: Collaboration and Partnership between Oregon Department of Education and ESDs
    • In this session, representatives from ODE and ESDs will share insights into their collaborative initiatives and innovative approaches aimed at addressing the specific needs of small and rural districts. From targeted professional development opportunities to specialized technical assistance programs, participants will gain valuable knowledge about the array of support services available to help small districts thrive.

Updated OEII Professional Learning Webpage

The  ODE Office of Education Innovation and Improvement (EII) Technical Assistance, Professional Learning and Coaching webpage has recently been updated to showcase Professional Learning that supports the Integrated Programs in a more streamlined and sortable way! We encourage you to explore upcoming Professional Learning and coaching opportunities available to districts at no cost, as well as a robust collection of recordings to support districts with many components of the Integrated Plan. 

Key Dates

Early Indicator and Intervention Systems

EIIS Monthly Office Hours

Join EIIS monthly office hours with staff to discuss your questions about your student success system, share ideas and review resources. 

March Office Hours: May 16, 3:30-4:15 pm - Register here!

Reminder: The Required Monthly Submission and Reporting Calendar lists all required school district submissions for the 2023-24 school year.

Program Specific Updates

Federal School Improvement (formerly ESSA Partnerships)

Districts with schools identified for Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI) or Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI) will need to submit school-level plans for each identified school for the 2024-2025 school year. School leaders and district staff should collaborate on the development of the school-level plans and related budget. Districts will be able to access their schools under the reporting section of the RAD, instructions for completing the forms are also located in the RAD. Plans need to be submitted by September 30, 2024. 

High School Success

HSS Administrative Cost

If you are spending on Administrative Cost using HSS funds, please note that you must conduct an analysis of grades 9-12 attendance and of their exclusionary disciplinary practices by race and ethnicity using a portion of the administrative cost incurred. This is not a new requirement and is written in statute (ORS 327.889). To meet this requirement moving forward our team will include an assurance box starting in the 2023-24 annual report due November 30, 2024. You will not be asked to provide any other documentation at the time of report submission, but will need to have the information available in case of an audit.


High School Success 2.0 Rubric

To support the fall 2023 rollout of the High School Success 2.0 Rubric, videos have been created to offer insights and examples to support meeting eligibility for each indicator. Designed for school leaders and staff, the links to the videos can be found on our webpage under Navigating HSS Rubric 2.0: Understanding Eligibility Criteria and include:

  • Overview of the HSS Rubric
  • Teacher Collaboration 
  • Systems Ensuring On Time Graduation 
  • Practices to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism 
  • Equitable Assignment to Advanced Coursework 
  • YCEP/JDEP Accommodations 


Highlighted Resources for the Month

Case Brief: Supporting Rural Students in Oregon in High School and Beyond (Education Northwest, November 2023).

Two-thirds of Oregon high schools are in rural areas of the state. Thus, increasing rural Oregonians’ college access and completion rates will be one key to achieving the state’s goal that 80 percent of all Oregonians will earn a postsecondary degree or credential by 2025. Read more.

Be Present, Be Powerful Attendance Works Webinar

Attendance Works has announced next year’s attendance awareness campaign theme: 

Be Present, Be Powerful. They have begun a series of webinars, with the next being held on Wednesday, May 15, entitled “Essential Partnerships for Showing Up to School: Families, Youth and Community.” More information and registration can be found on their website.

Centering Health and Well-Being Webinar Recordings available 

For those that registered but were not able to make the nine part webinar series that began January 10th and ended March 6th, you are in luck! Each webinar is one hour long and highlights the fantastic partnerships between ESDs, school districts, mental health and public health entities, community based organizations and coordinated care organizations that support student mental health and well-being. Topics range from suicide prevention, behavioral health workforce, care coordination from all corners of the state. Please find the list of available recorded webinars on the Centering Health and Well-Being Recorded Webinar Series flyer

Contact Us

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