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High School-Level Accountability: Notification and Supports
2. Notification and Supports

This database seeks to address the following questions:

2A
. Is the state required to provide written warning? Currently, 33 states provide written warning to low-performing schools.

Why does it matter?
  • Giving written warning provides a formal expectation that a school needs to improve.
  • A clear track record of notices provides the state department or state board with a clear compilation of communication with the school.


  • 2B. Is the state or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Forty-nine states make provisions for technical assistance.

    Why does it matter?
  • Providing technical assistance assures the low-performing school will be placed on the right track to meet the state requirements for school improvement.
  • Providing assistance helps the state department or other entity better assess the dimensions of the school's needs.
  • Staff in low-performing schools may know what to do but lack the capacity to carry it out.  Outside supports can help them make needed improvements.


  • 2C. Is the state required to provide additional funding to a low-performing school? At this time, 7 states provide additional funding to a low-performing school.

    Why does it matter?
  • Additional funding could indicate how seriously state policymakers feel about the problem of low-performance.
  • However, if inadequacies occurred because of administrative mismanagement or inefficient use of dollars, additional funding may not correct the problem.


  • 2D. Is the low-performing school required to create and implement an improvement plan? Forty-four states require low-performing schools to create and implement an improvement plan.

    Why does it matter?
  • If the staff of the school is included in the creation of an improvement plan, the result can be a more thorough and workable plan.


  • 2E. Is another entity, such as the state, required to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia hold the low-performing school responsible for developing the initial improvement plan. If the school continues to be low-performing, ten states require another entity to create an improvement plan and eight states require another entity to assist in the development of an improvement plan. Five states require the state, the district or the county board to create the plan.

    Why does it matter?
  • Parental and general public confidence may be heightened when an outside entity creates the improvement plan for a school which has been low-performing for more than a couple of years.
  • External involvement in an improvement plan may assist the school personnel in understanding the importance of clear and valid objectives for students and the consequences of not meeting the objectives.


  • Methodology: Policies were collected from state statutes, recently enacted legislation (session laws), and rules and regulations. Where necessary, statewide initiatives created outside of policy were collected from state education agencies. The information will be updated as changes occur.

    Last updated:  October 2007

    Research was conducted by Melodye Bush. Please contact Melodye Bush at 303-299-3631 or mbush@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.

    Alabama
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the state superintendent designates a team of practicing professionals to make specific recommendations which become a part of a school improvement plan.

    Sources Notification: ALA. CODE § 16-6B-3; ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 290-4-1-.01

    Alaska
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notifications: ALASKA ADMIN. CODE tit. 4, § 06.840,06.845,06.852

    Arizona
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, the state superintendent of public instruction assigns a solutions team to an underperforming school or a school failing to meet academic standards.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: ARIZ. REV. STAT. § 15-241

    Arkansas
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 6-15-421, 6-15-2201

    California
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, districts must contract with a school assistance and intervention team.

    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external evaluator approved by the state department of education, in cooperation with a broad-based schoolsite and community team, develops the action plan.
    Sources Notification: ANN. CALIF. CODES §§ 52054, 52055, 52055.5

    Colorado
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No, the local board of education must submit a school improvement plan.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Local boards are required to submit an improvement plan for schools rated "unsatisfactory."
    Sources Notification: COLO. REV. STAT. §§ 22-2-106, 22-7-609; COLO CODE REGS. § 301-52

    Connecticut
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Unclear.  Schools in need of improvement must create a school improvement plan within 90 days of identification, but accountability workbook and other sources do not indicate if such identification must be provided through written warning.
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: PUBLIC ACT 99-288

    Delaware
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: DEL. CODE ANN. Tit. 14 §§ 154, 156; DEL. ADMIN CODE § 103.7

    District of Columbia
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? No
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: Master Education Plan - Accountability

    Florida
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state board may recommend to the district school board that an improvement plan be implemented.
    Sources Notification: FLA. STAT. ANN. § 1008.33

    Georgia
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Department of education school improvement team is appointed to conduct an on-site audit and make recommendations.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, a department of education school improvement team assists in the creation of the improvement plan which the low-performing school is required to implement.
    Sources Notification: GA. CODE ANN. § 20-14-41

    Hawaii
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Unclear
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: HAW. REV. STAT. ANN. § 302A-1004

    Idaho
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the State Department of Education is to provide assistance in developing improvement plans.
    Sources Notification: IDAPA 08.02.03.113

    Illinois
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the low-performing school that fails to make reasonable progress may suffer loss of state funds.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? If the low-performing school does not make adequate progress for five consecutive years, the district must develop a restructuring plan.  State requires parents and outside experts be included in the development of all revised school improvement plans.
    Sources Notification: ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/2-3.25 PUBLIC ACT 093-0470

    Indiana
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the local board receives input from its school improvement advisory committee for preparation of an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: IND. CODE ANN. §§ 20-31-4-13, 20-31-9-2; IND. ADMIN. CODE Title 511, r. 6.1-8-5, 511, r. 6.1-1-10, 511, r. 6.2-6-7

    Iowa
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing the school district creates an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-12.8(4)

    Kansas
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes, and the warning is to include a statement of the reasons for the warning.
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes.  A school-selected "external technical assistance team," a group of persons appointed by the state department to assist schools in meeting established performance and quality criteria, advises the school on issues of school improvement, curricula, instruction, student performance and other accreditation matters. 
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No; however, the school improvement plan developed by the school must be approved by the state technical assistance team assigned to the school.
    Sources Notification: KAN. ADMIN. REGS 91-31-31; KAN. ADMIN. REGS. 91-31-36; KAN. STAT. ANN. KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 72-6439d

    Kentucky
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, the school may apply for additional funding through the school improvement fund which was designed to assist local schools in pursuing new and innovative strategies to meet the educational needs of the school's students and raise the school's performance level. 
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, the local board revises the improvement plan provided for the district, with the assistance of the department of education.
    Sources Notification: KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 158.658

    Louisiana
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, a district assistance team is assigned to assist the school with needs assessment and in analyzing the data to determine strengths, weaknesses, goals and objectives.  A revised school improvement plan is produced.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from the state department of education.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district assistance team creates the plan.
    Sources Notification: LA. ADMIN. CODE tit. 28 § 14-17

    Maine
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes, once the need has been identified, the commissioner assigns a team with expertise in the areas of need  to assist the unit in planning for improved student performance, for a period of not less than one year.
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: CODE ME. R. §§ 05-071 CH. 138, 05-071 CH. 127

    Maryland
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MD. REGS. CODE 13A §§ 01.04.07 A(2), 01.04.08 A(6), 01.04.08 C(1) 

     


    Massachusetts
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but assistance and support will be provided by the state as needed.
    Sources Notification: MASS. REGS. CODE tit. 603 CMR §2.00 - 2.05

    Michigan
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school has been unaccredited for three consecutive years they may be provided assistance by the district or by a consortium of intermediate school districts.
    Sources Notification: MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§ 380.1280(12), 388.1619, Michigan School Improvement Framework

    Minnesota
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MINN. STAT. §§ 120B.31, 120B.35

    Mississippi
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with assistance from an assigned evaluation team.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Following evaluation by a trained team and a public meeting on the results of the evaluation, the department of education and the evaluation team leader assist the school in the development of a school improvement plan.
    Sources Notification:  Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards 2007 see Sec. 3.4.2 - 3.4.4

    Missouri
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No. However, existing resources are to be reallocated to address the academic deficiency.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: MO. REV. STAT. §§ 160.720, 161.092, 161.122

    Montana
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, with input from trustees, administrators, teachers, parents and the community.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: ADMIN. RULES OF MT. § 10.55.601

    Nebraska
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: NEB. REV. STAT. § 79-760.1, NEB. ADMIN. CODE tit. 92, CH. 10

    Nevada
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 385.345, 385.3661

    New Hampshire
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but if the school's plan is not approved by the state board, a state board designee works with the school to amend the plan to meet state board approval.
    Sources Notification: N.H REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 193-H:3, 193-H:4 I.(b), 193-H:4 II

    New Jersey
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: N.J. ADMIN. CODE tit. 6A §§ 8-4.3, 30-3.2, 30-3.3, 30-3.4

    New Mexico
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No, however schools can apply to the department of education for assistance.
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, the school district creates an improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: N.M. STAT. ANN. §§ 20-2C-7, 20-20-10

    New York
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: General School Requirements (M) Public Reporting Requirements

    North Carolina
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but an assistance team assigned by the state board may help create the improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: N.C. ADMIN. CODE tit. 16 G.0306

    North Dakota
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No, but districts are required to assist in the development of improvement plans if requested by the school.
    Sources Notification: N.D. Admin. Code § 67-19-01-02

    Ohio
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: OHIO REV. CODE ANN. § 3301-5601

    Oklahoma
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, the state creates the improvement plan.
    Sources Notification: OKLA. ADMIN. CODE § 210:10-13-20

    Oregon
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: Standards for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools 581-022-0102

    Pennsylvania
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? The district must create a district wide improvement plan, including the low-performing school.
    Sources Notification: School Improvement GuidelinesPennsylvania Accountability Overview

    Puerto Rico
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? No
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Department of Education is required to plan and implement improvement initiatives.
    Sources Notifications:  Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook, May 2003, Amended as of Sept. 2006

    Rhode Island
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification:  Rhode Island School and District Accountability System, Technical Bulletin, April 2007

    South Carolina
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, an external review committee reviews and reports recommendations made to below-average and unsatisfactory schools.
    Sources Notification: S.C. CODE ANN. § SEC. 59-18-1500

    South Dakota
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No.  State funding is withheld from schools which fail to make adequate yearly progress in reading and math. 
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: S.D. ADMIN R. § 24:43

    Tennessee
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: TN. CODE ANN. §§ 49-1-601, 49-1-602

    Texas
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: TX. CODE ANN.  §§ 39.074, 39.131

    Utah
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: UTAH CODE ANN. § 53A-1a-107

    Vermont
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: VT. STAT. ANN. 16 CH. 3 § 165(b), State Board Rules 2122.2

    Virgin Islands
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools

    Virginia
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: VA. CODE ANN. § 22.1-253.13:5(c), 8 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 20-131-290

    Washington
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? No
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? Yes
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? No
    Sources Notification: WASH. REV. CODE §§ 28A.655.130, 28A.655.140

    West Virginia
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if performance decreases and the school is given temporary accreditation status, the county board must ensure that the school's unified improvement plan is revised to increase the performance and progress of the school.
    Sources Notification: W. VA. CODE § 18-2E-5, W.VA. CODE ST. R. § 126 CSR 13-8

    Wisconsin
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes, after initially being designated as low-performing.
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing,  the district provides a peer review process for the school.
    Sources Notification: Wis. Department of Public Instruction's Sanctions for Schools Not Making AVP

    Wyoming
    Notification and Supports for Low-Performing High Schools
    State required to provide written warning? Yes
    State or other entity required to provide technical assistance? Yes
    State required to provide additional funding to low-performing school? No
    Low-performing school required to create and implement improvement plan? Yes
    Does another entity, such as the state, have to create an improvement plan for a low-performing school? Yes, if the school continues to be low-performing, they must obtain "broad-based involvement of parents, school staff and others" in reviewing and revising the school improvement plan to address identified issues and obtain district approval of the revised plan.
    Sources Notification: WYO. STAT. ANN. §§ 21-2-304 (a), 21-3-110(a)(xxiv), CODE OF WYO. RULES § 005-000-006



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