The Integrated Support for Learning Division at the Agency of Education provides support for supervisory union and school improvement teams as they work toward continuous school improvement. ISL staff will help supervisory unions and schools ensure that the educational programs students receive provide the content, knowledge and skills to meet rigorous academic standards.
AOE school effectiveness coordinators emphasize best practice implementation and monitoring of implementation, high quality instruction, and high expectations for all students as well as continuous progress monitoring of student achievement goals.
Through the use of a continuous school improvement model the number of students meeting or exceeding the standard can be improved and gaps in performance between the various sub groups of students can be decreased. The following resources were developed for supervisory unions and districts to develop their Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP).
Vermont Application for US School Improvement Grant
The School Improvement Grants (SIG) program is authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The grants are given to states for the purpose of providing assistance for school improvement through grants for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), or districts. The state must "give priority to the LEAs with the lowest-achieving schools that demonstrate — (A) the greatest need for such funds; and (B) the strongest commitment to ensuring that such funds are used to provide adequate resources to enable the lowest-achieving schools to meet the goals under school and local educational improvement, corrective action, and restructuring plans under section 1116."