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 Improvement(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 a 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 under AQuESTT Classifications.
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.
ATSI Virtual Convening February 13-24, 2020 document
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 CSDS Leading for Equity in our Schools resource, visit https://canvas.education.ne.gov/. If you are a new user, follow directions on the homepage to create an account and navigate the site.
- Be sure to utilize the Facilitator Guide as well as the Reflection Guide for Participants to record answers and thoughts with the Leading for Equity in our Schools resource.
For questions or technical assistance, please contact Shirley Vargas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dorann Avey (email@example.com).
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).
You can read more about TSI, ATSI, and CSI in Nebraska’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan beginning on page 124.