Federal Programs


Mrs. Vanessa D. Anthony

Associate Superintendent

Federal Programs Director


Ms. Anissa Ball

Administrator of Student Services

Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator

EL Coordinator


Title I - Part A

Federal Programs

School Improvement Plans Overview

ESSA requires that an eligible school operating a schoolwide or targeted assistance program must develop a comprehensive plan that is designed with the involvement of teachers, principals, parents, etc. The plan is developed around a comprehensive needs assessment. The plan should be implemented, regularly monitored, and revised as necessary. The plan is based on students’ needs to ensure that students are provided opportunities to meet the challenging State academic standards.

Alabama State Department of Education School Improvement Plan Process: The Federal Programs Director and/or central office designee should ensure that all components of the ACIP are complete, including the applicable Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Diagnostics, which are found in eProve Diagnostics and the school plan. The Central Office must provide feedback to the schools before approving the schools’ ACIPs. Final approval from the central office can be done verbally or in writing to the schools. ALSDE Office of School Improvement may have additional ACIP requirements for schools in Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) or Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) status. Unless otherwise noted, all references to ESSA in this document refer to the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The plans should be monitored and evaluated throughout the year. It is a working document that can be adjusted as needed. Schools should complete a thorough evaluation at the end of the year.

Schools are required to have a strong ACIP Committee/Leadership Team in place each year. This team must include the following: teachers, administrators, other appropriate school staff, students (secondary school), parents, and other appropriate Community Members. Schools are not required to “submit” their plans to Federal Programs for approval. Federal Programs can view the plans at any time by logging into the eProve platform. CSI schools will have a different procedure for submitting their plans to the Office of School Improvement. As a reminder, schools must include any federal dollars that are being spent in their yearly plan. Funding should connect to an objective, critical initiative, or activity within the plan.

Parent Survey

Title II

Title II

(No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

Improving Teacher Quality

The purpose of this title is to provide grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education and eligible partnerships in order to:

 (1) Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools;

 (2) Hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.