In addition to Priority School Supports, the NDE also supports schools with Comprehensive Support and Improvement, Targeted Support and Improvement, and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement.
|Targeted Support and Improvement(TSI)||Additional Targeted Support and Improvment(ATSI)||Support||Timeline|
|A public school with one or more consistently underperforming student groups (2019, annually thereafter)||Any public school with one or more student group(s) performing at or below the performance level of students in state’s lowest-performing public schools.||Comprehensive needs assessment
Plan for improvement tailored to meet needs of student groups connect to continuous improvement plan
|2019; Annually Subsequently|
|Comprehensive Support and Improvement(CSI)||Support||Timeline|
|Lowest 5 percent of Title I Schools
|Any public high schools with graduation rate below 67% OR||Public schools with consistently under-performing student groups for 3 years||Comprehensive needs assessment
Plan for improvement connected to continuous improvement plan
Eligible for funding to support implementation of plan for improvement
|Winter 2018; Every three years subsequently|
Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)
In 2018, Nebraska designated 27 schools for Comprehensive Support and Improvement. These schools completed a comprehensive needs assessment exposing the unique needs of their school system. Results from the needs assessment were then bridged into action with a 3-year plan for improvement.
The schools identified for CSI can be found here.
Questions about CSI? View the CSI FAQ
Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) / Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI)
Beginning in the Fall 2019, the NDE will identify schools to receive Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI). TSI and ATSI are supports based on student group performance across all AQuESTT indicators. The student groups are comprised of the seven racial and ethnic groups (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, White, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, two or more races), and students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and English learners.
The TSI designation process focuses on schools’ assets, while ensuring learners and their needs are at the forefront of all decisions. Schools identified to receive TSI will complete a needs assessment and design a plan for continuous improvement tailored to meet the needs of designated student groups. The NDE is working with partners, such as ESUs, to develop resources to assist schools in planning for improvement for specific student groups.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about the designation process, requirements, and supports for schools identified for TSI and ATSI.
Learn more about the specific CSI/TSI/ATSI Designation Rules.
Questions about TSI/ATSI? Visit this FAQ.
TSI/ATSI Resource – Leading for Equity in our Schools
This resource addresses mindsets and dispositions that help look at students from an asset perspective. The purpose of this course is to support and enhance educators’ expertise in promoting success for all students, especially for those who have been historically marginalized and oppressed.
To access the Leading for Equity in our Schools resource, visit https://moodle.education.ne.gov/. It is free to create an account and access will be given immediately.
Under the tab in Moodle labeled Coordinated School and District Support you will see Leading for Equity in our Schools. No registration is required. This will only keep track your progress so you can pick up where you stopped, it will not record answers.
Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network (NLLN)
The Nebraska Leadership and Learning Network (NLLN) is a state-wide process that uses network meetings for collective learning. The NLLN group members are designing a sustainable in-state model to ensure equity-driven school leadership support in schools receiving comprehensive support and improvement (CSI). NLLN group members will have access to the following:
- The opportunity to be in the driver’s seat as a statewide system of support is developed for principals, by principals, in partnership with the NDE, Educational Service Units, community partners, higher education, and the Nebraska Council of School Administrators
- The opportunity to not only create a support system for other Nebraska leaders but to grow professionally and use this growth to benefit one’s own district
- A professional learning network which includes structured facilitated conversations around topics such as key indicators of highly effective schools
- Context-specific problem-solving support to turn challenges into opportunities
- Nationwide connections and support from consultants and current research
You can read more about TSI, ATSI, and CSI in Nebraska’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan beginning on page 124.