We want to reaffirm and reinforce our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion given current events that highlight persistent racial biases in our society. We are committed to listening, learning and taking action to ensure we are addressing inequities in ourselves, our services and systems. We believe we have a collective responsibility to transform and create equitable systemic changes so ALL students in Arizona can thrive. In your new “Equity and Diversity” section your will find resources to support and build a common understanding. We challenge you to stand with us to create equity for ALL students in Arizona.
The Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Root Cause, and Integrated Action Plan for all Title I Schools
Title I, II, III, IV-A, School Improvement and Move on When Reading schools will use the 6 Principles, Indicators and Elements to identify strengths and needs in order to increase student achievement and strengthen school systems leading to sustainable improvement. The primary needs identified in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment become the foundation for the Schools Integrated Action Plan. The LEA Integrated Action Plan is based on the School/s’ Comprehensive Needs Assessment findings. It supports the implementation of the School Integrated Action Plan.
ARS §15-241 requires the Arizona State Board of Education to adopt a methodology to assign letter grades for Arizona schools each year. District and Charter Schools assigned a letter grade of D or F must meet the following requirements, per ARS §15-241.02
Vision: ELEVATE seeks to improve LEA and school systems in order to significantly increase and sustain quality outcomes for all Arizona Students.
Mission: ELEVATE develops and empowers LEA and school leaders to focus on equity, improving teaching and learning that results in rapid and significant gains in student achievement
ELEVATE Theory of Action
If we develop equity-focused leaders’ skills and competencies to facilitate systemic change by creating and sustaining a high quality, cohesive instructional infrastructure a strong culture of learning and high expectations for all, a strategic, evidence-based talent management system
Then student achievement significantly improves, and student subgroup achievement gaps are reduced
ELEVATE is a two-year executive leadership program developed and supported by the Arizona Department of Education and WestED. The program focuses on developing the knowledge, competencies and skills of leaders as they work toward systemic change within schools and LEAs.
How is the Program Structured?
The two year program includes a two day LEA Leadership Team Boot Camp and four two and a half day LEA and School Leadership Team convenings each year.
LEA Leadership Team, Superintendent plus key LEA leaders, SPED, Teaching and Learning, Federal Programs as meets the needs of individual contexts
School Leadership Teams, Principal plus a 3 or 4 person school leadership team
ELEVATE focuses on the levers of LEA and school systems