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ERIC Number: ED539234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb-1
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Race to the Top. Delaware Report. Year 2: School Year 2011-2012. [State-Specific Summary Report]
US Department of Education
This State-specific summary report serves as an assessment of Delaware's Year 2 Race to the Top implementation, highlighting successes and accomplishments, identifying challenges, and providing lessons learned from implementation from approximately September 2011 through September 2012. Despite some implementation challenges and delays during the second year of the grant, Delaware has made significant strides toward accomplishing its Race to the Top goals. Delaware Department of Education's (DDOE's) performance management processes improved the quality of the State's implementation of its plans in Year 2. DDOE provided support to its local educational agencies (LEAs) to assist them in developing and implementing their Race to the Top plans. Developing student growth measures for non-tested grades and subjects proved more challenging than anticipated, requiring the State to delay full implementation of Delaware Performance Appraisal System II (DPAS II) for one year from school year (SY) 2011-2012 to SY 2012-2013. This delay affected other areas and projects that depend on teacher effectiveness ratings, such as Human Capital Analytics and the Talent Transfer Initiative. In Year 3, Delaware plans on fully implementing DPAS II and incorporating student growth measures for teachers of non-tested grades and subjects. It will fully implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and college readiness programs including the Middle School Preparation Program. The Education Insight Portal will be available to all educators, as well as principals, district administrators, and DDOE staff. Delaware will continue to strive for continuous improvement by refining its programs based on educator feedback and its project management processes. A glossary is included. (Contains 9 footnotes.) [For "Race to the Top. Delaware Report. Year 1: School Year 2010-2011. [State-Specific Summary Report]," see ED529310.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Delaware
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Race to the Top