Department: Federal Programs
Accountability: System for School Success
As part of the ongoing implementation of Alaska’s Education Challenge, the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) is working with school districts to support success in every school. Utilizing Alaska’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a strategy for closing our achievement gaps, DEED is providing school designations for Alaska’s families.
There are three types of school designations: Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and Universal Support. The primary purpose of these school designations is to provide information for families, tribes, communities, educators, and policy makers to plan and support an equitable education for each student in Alaska’s public school system (Commissioner Johnson, DEED)
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District: System for School Success Ratings (2018-19)
**Comprehensive Support (Graduation Rate)-2019
Fawn Mountain Elementary
Ketchikan Charter School
Ketchikan High School
Point Higgins School
Revilla Jr/Sr High School
Schoenbar Middle School
Tongass School of Arts and Sciences Charter School
**If a secondary school has a graduation rate of less than 66.66%, that school receives a designation of Comprehensive Support (Graduation Rate).
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District uses the Alaska STEPP, which stands for Steps Toward Educational Progress and Partnership, and is an online, school improvement planning tool. The Alaska STEPP is built around the six domains of effective schools: Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, Supportive Learning Environment, Professional Development, and Leadership (DEED, 2018).
Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District uses the Alaska STEPP to:
- Develop a TEAM to study your DATA
- Create a Needs Assessment
- Learn to navigate the tool in order to assess the INDICATORS and Create a Plan with a TEAM.
- Enter the information in the online STEPP tool.
- Assess, Plan, Continually Implement & Monitor.