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What is Differentiated Accountability?

Differentiated Accountability 

Differentiated Accountability - or DA - is Iowa’s accountability model designed to provide support for public districts, accredited nonpublic schools, and Area Education Agencies (AEAs) when and where they need it most. The DA model is built to support compliance with state and federal law as well as build capacity in five conceptual areas essential to continuous improvement in education: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making, Universal Instruction, Intervention System, Leadership, and Infrastructure. More information on continuous improvement and compliance can be found on this page.

The Differentiated Accountability Summary for 2017-2018 is linked here.

Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Preschool Desk Audit 2017-2018 Q & A
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
https://IDOE.zoom.us/j/946967146

Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards Desk Audit Pilot 2017-2018
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
https://IDOE.zoom.us/j/870971944

This webinar will be recorded and posted.

Webinar Recordings

Date Topic Materials (if applicable)
09/15/17 AEA and K-12 Universal Desk Audits 17-18 Presentation Slides
08/15/17 CASA Introduction and Overview of Requirements Presentation Slides
05/24/17 IQPPS Desk Audit Pilot 2017-2018: Guidance Presentation Slides
05/12/17 2017-18 K-12 Universal Desk Audit Presentation Slides
03/01/17 IQPPS Desk Audit Pilot Presentation Slides
05/20/16 Site visits - what, when and how to prepare. Presentation Slides
05/18/16 Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA) - supports school improvement and reporting tasks. Presentation Slides
04/29/16 Desk audits - what, when and how to prepare. Presentation Slides
04/22/16 Healthy indicators and support you might get. Presentation Slides
04/08/16 Extensive what is happening next year with schedule. Presentation Slides
03/31/16 What is Differentiated Accountability (DA) and what does it look like in 2016-2017? Presentation Slides

Continuous Improvement

Differentiated Accountability Regional Training Google Site - Find the most recent protocols and facilitation guides for continuous improvement, including Assessment System, Universal Instruction, and Intervention System. Other resources from regional trainings and visits are also be housed here.

Universal Tier Tools: At this google site, please find the most recent version of the Universal Instruction Facilitation Guide version 3.0. This google site includes electronic resources to engage in work around universal instruction, as well as supporting tools and activities, such as the healthy indicator protocols. Note: This link does not work in the Chrome browser for state employees with iowa.gov addresses.

Universal Desk Audit

All AEAs, districts, preschool programs, and nonpublic schools will submit initial universal desk audit information for compliance with state and federal legal requirements. If needed, further compliance review through more detailed desk audit, remote interview, or on-site will be conducted at a targeted or intensive level.

AEA, Preschool, and K-12 desk audit information will be submitted through Consolidated Accountability and Support Application (CASA) which is available through the education portal. Desk audits open on September 15th and close on December 15th.

AEA Desk Audit:
2017-2018 AEA Desk Audit

K-12 Desk Audit:
2017-2018 Desk Audit - Public and Nonpublic

Attendance Center and Course Enrollment Data Review

Preschool Desk Audit:
2017-2018 Preschool Desk Audit, Part One (required for all school districts)

2017-2018 Preschool Desk Audit, Part Two (Required for pilot school districts only)

 

Desk Audit Contacts

K-12 and AEA

Cindy Butler
515-281-5332
cindy.butler@iowa.gov

Preschool

Jennifer Adkins
515-725-2219
jennifer.adkins@iowa.gov

Tim Glenn
515-281-3506
tim.glenn@iowa.gov

School Improvement Consultants

 

Statewide School Improvement Team

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 26, 2017 at 3:16am.