Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement Planning (ACSIP)

  • The Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Planning (ACSIP) is a framework for a comprehensive, specific and focused action plan. The plan provides the actions for implementing research-based practices to effectively implement the school’s goals for leadership, instruction, assessment, professional development, parent/community involvement and evaluation.  The ACSIP model is an annual planning and fund distribution design that must be used by all Arkansas public and charter schools, as defined by Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-419.

    School Improvement Plan (ACSIP)

    Each school’s comprehensive plan is developed by a local school team and based on priorities indicated by the school’s comprehensive needs assessment. The comprehensive needs assessment is based on (1) an analysis of student performance data and other relevant data that provide a plan of action to address deficiencies in student performance and any academic achievement gap evidenced in the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment, and Accountability Program; and (2) includes a general description of the public school or school district’s use of federal and categorical funding. This plan shall be reviewed annually by the district and monitored by the Arkansas Department of Education in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 6-15-426.

    Priority Improvement and Targeted Improvement Plans

    The Priority Improvement Plan (PIP) is a three year Priority Intervention Plan as a component of the Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (ACSIP) for Priority Schools as defined in the Arkansas 2012 ESEA Flexibility Waiver.  The PIP addresses leadership, teacher effectiveness, schedule redesign, and Interim Measurable Objectives.

    The Targeted Improvement Plan (TIP) is a plan that will result in Focus Schools reducing the magnitude of the identified achievement gap as measured by their Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for the Targeted Achievement Gap Group (TAGG) and each subgroup as defined in the Arkansas 2012 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.  The TIP addresses LEA technical assistance in support of Focus Schools including diagnostic analysis and needs assessments critical to provide flexibility to meet specific low performing student’s needs to investigate the factors contributing to achievement gaps.