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2019-2020 Consolidated Application

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The ESEA Office is currently sending out Final Approvals for the Consolidated Application to districts! 

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Overview

On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), was signed into law. The passage of ESSA provides a much anticipated opportunity to improve achievement outcomes for all students by providing effective programs supported with Titles I, II, III, and IV funding. The new law broadens the allowable uses of title funds and our goal is to help ensure that you understand all of the opportunities this funding affords your LEA.    

Under the ESSA, state educational agencies (SEAs) are required to collect local education agency (LEA) plans that address the requirements of the law, as well as descriptions of the activities the LEA will implement with its Title I, II, III, and IV allocations.  To meet this requirement, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has developed, with stakeholder input, a new consolidated application, which includes a set of five cross-program questions, organized around five core elements:

  • August ꟷ November: Provide training/technical assistance as appropriate to sub-grantees on the annual count and CSPR data collections
  • August ꟷ November: Gather and analyze performance, process, and perception data (e.g. local student assessments, teacher and principal evaluations, classroom walkthroughs, surveys, technology inventories) to identify needs. Ensure all data is disaggregated to identify the learning needs of all students, including children with disabilities, English learners, and gifted and talented students
  • September – November: Review and update needs assessments and plan for evaluation of all funded activities. Ongoing evaluation and consultation should be conducted throughout the year to ensure effective supports and services to staff and students
  • September – November: Review, update or conduct a needs assessment to examine needs for improvement of access to, and opportunities for, a well-rounded education for all students; school conditions for student learning to create a healthy and safe school environment; and access to personalized learning experiences supported by technology and professional development for the effective use of data and technology. Note: Needs assessment is required for LEAs that receive an allocation of $30,000 or more. Ongoing evaluation and consultation should be conducted throughout the year to ensure effective supports and services to staff and students
  • September – December: Review released performance frameworks and ESEA schools identified for comprehensive (CS) or targeted (TS) support and improvement and determine if adjustments need to be made to the Consolidated Application based on this information
  • September – December: Utilize UIP or other needs assessment process to begin planning for how to target funds to schools that have been identified for Compressive Support (CS) and Targeted Support (TS)
  • September ꟷ May: Monitor Sub-grantees
  • November 1: Last day to request reimbursement for grants that expired September 30
  • November: District program staff meets with business manager to conduct a budget to actual review. Helps to ensure that approved activities are occurring and funds are drawn down
  • November: CDE notifies districts that will be required to complete comparability reporting.  Ensure contacts in the Consolidated Application are current and correct.  If new contacts need to be added, notify CDE as soon as possible to ensure accurate delivery of important communications
  • November: CDE notifies districts and non-public schools of funds set-aside to provide equitable services in the current school year, as submitted in the district's Consolidated Application 
  • November ꟷ January: Collect CSPR Data from sub-grantees
  • November ꟷ February: Submit teacher qualification data through the Human Resources Snapshot.  Teachers in Title I supported programs must meet applicable Colorado licensure requirements.
  • November: Districts with identified CS/TS schools, complete the ESSA's Application for School Improvement (EASI) Online Application to apply for additional funding to support CS/TS schools
  • November:  Districts with identified gaps in equitable access to experienced, in-field, and effective teachers are notified.  Begin planning strategies as applicable to include in UIP


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