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Schools and Districts in Need of Assistance (SINA/DINA)

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Under NCLB, public school districts and public schools must report the academic progress of all students in grades 3 to 8 and 11 and students by subgroups and their test participation rates in the subject areas of reading and mathematics. Public elementary and middle school average daily attendance (ADA) rates and public high school graduation rates are the additional indicators for public school districts.

If a school does not meet the annual AYP state participation goals or state Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) in reading or mathematics assessment in either the “all students” group or any one of the subgroups for two consecutive years, it is designated as a school in need of assistance, which is also referred to as SINA. SINA schools that receive Title I funds are required to comply with NCLB sanctions, which include writing a plan, offering school choice, etc.  For additional details about sanctions, please see the “SINA Timeline” below.  If you are a SINA school that does not receive Title I funds, you would not have to comply with NCLB sanctions, although it may be advantageous to work through the planning process.

If a district does not meet the annual AYP state participation goals or state AMO in either the “all students” group or any one of the subgroups within the required grade spans (3-5, 6-8, and 11) in the same subject area (either reading or mathematics) for two consecutive years, it shall be identified as a district in need of assistance, which is also referred to as DINA. If a district does not meet the goals for district level K-8 average daily attendance rate and high school graduation rate for two consecutive years, it also shall be identified as a district in need of assistance.

 

GUIDANCE for Schools and Districts in Need of Assistance (SINA/DINA)

 

DINA Districts

2014-2105 Iowa DINA List (2015-02-18)

2013-2014 Iowa DINA List (2013-10-18)

2012-2013 Iowa DINA List

2011-2012 Iowa DINA List

2010-2011 Iowa DINA List

2009-2010 Iowa DINA List

2008-2009 Iowa DINA List

2007-2008 Iowa DINA List

 

SINA Schools

2014-2015 Iowa SINA List (2015-02-18)

2013-2014 Iowa SINA List (2013-12-04)

2012-2013 Iowa SINA List

2011-2012 Iowa SINA List

2010-2011 Iowa SINA List

2009-2010 Iowa SINA List

2008-2009 Iowa SINA List

2007-2008 Iowa SINA List

 

Title I SINA Schools

2013-2014 Tite I SINA Schools are part of the "2013-2014 Iowa SINA List" document listed above.

2012-2013 Title I SINA Schools

2011-2012 Title I SINA Schools

2010-2011 Title I SINA Schools

2009-2010 Title I SINA Schools

2008-2009 Title I SINA Schools

2007-2008 Title I SINA Schools

 

Watch Lists

2013-2014

  • 2013-2014 District Watch List is part of the "2013-2014 Iowa DINA List" document listed above.
  • 2013-2013 School Watch List is part of the "2013-2014 Iowa SINA List" document listed above.

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 23, 2015 at 12:07am.