• 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)

    Result

    Grade Span

    Support Level

    Index Value

    Fast Track

    KG-12

    **Comprehensive Support (Graduation Rate)-2019

    47.12

    Fawn Mountain Elementary

    PK-6

    Universal Support

    52.1

    Houghtaling Elementary

    PK-6

    Universal Support

    41.95

    Ketchikan Charter School

    KG-8

    Universal Support

    51.74

    Ketchikan High School

    9-12

    Universal Support

    60.64

    Point Higgins School

    PK-6

    Universal Support

    60.34

    Revilla Jr/Sr High School

    7-12

    Universal Support

    38.69

    Schoenbar Middle School

    7-8

    Universal Support

    50.99

    Tongass School of Arts and Sciences Charter School

    PK-6

    Universal Support

    59.08

    **If a secondary school has a graduation rate of less than 66.66%, that school receives a designation of Comprehensive Support (Graduation Rate).

     

    ALASKA STEPP 

    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:

    1. Develop a TEAM to study your DATA
    2. Create a Needs Assessment
    3. Learn to navigate the tool in order to assess the INDICATORS and Create a Plan with a TEAM. 
    4. Enter the information in the online STEPP tool. 
    5. Assess, Plan, Continually Implement & Monitor.