Where can I find the ICCP-DLMS Satellite School Grant Application?
The application and support documents can be found Here
What if my district is not on the high need list supplied in Appendix A?
We are encouraging all districts to apply. Although federal guidelines require us to take the level of need in to account, this is not a requirement for the application.
If my district scores 2 or below on some of the criteria in the rubric, is it really worth my time to apply?
YES – awards will be made on a geographical basis (in accordance with the Data Center Districts – per the state’s DLMS grant application) so there may be districts in some areas of the state that have access to higher capacity for bandwidth, where others may be limited by the services available in their area. In other words, in some Data Center areas all applicants may score a 1 in bandwidth for that area, where in others a score of 3 may be more common.In some areas of the state participating districts may be closely located to the Data Center, where in others interested districts could be several miles away from the data center, resulting in several applicants scoring low on the criteria rubric. The criteria were created to allow the ICCP a way to determine which satellite districts will be most likely to have success in the project, in no way was it meant to discourage districts from applying.
My district doesn’t have access to Aims Web or MAP scores, what’s in it for us?
ICCP has just learned that additional data sources will be able to be supported by the project. This means those of you with other local assessment sources will also be considered! Districts are still limited to MyIIRC access of only 2 data sources for this projects, though additional sources may be purchased by the district for a discounted rate. (This grant is paying MyIIRC for 2 local assessment platforms for each district.)All of the data sources available for MyIIRC access are:
What is MyIIRC?
MyIIRC is a password-protected web resource for Illinois teachers and school administrators and is not open to the public. It allows districts to review individual student data from state and local assessments in order to identify needs and design interventions. There is a cost-recovery fee for local assessment data, that fee (for two data sources) will be paid by the ICCP-DLMS project for participating schools.
Can private schools apply?
Private schools are not excluded from eligibility. One thing to consider is that all schools will need to provide access to student data in order to participate in the activities and reporting for this grant.
Is a mailed copy acceptable?
If you do not have access to a scan/email option you may fax the application to (618) 659-9338 and then mail the original to:
Area 5 LTC/ICCP
200 Clay Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
What does the Professional Development look like and do I have to send 10 teachers?
The details of PD are still being finalized, but we are targeting pd that will allow for up to 10 teachers to be trained on data driven decision making. We understand that some districts can roll out the training in their district with fewer participants, and that is acceptable.Leadership training for three administrators and technical training for one technology coordinator will also be provided. We are currently working to create a model that will complement other training opportunities in the state.
Districts are responsible for covering the cost of attending the training (subs and travel) for their participants, though we do hope to offset those costs if funding allows, we are unable to provide details of that at this time.
I have more than four buildings in my district. What are my options for including additional buildings in the process?
The ICCP grant has designated services for four buildings for each district. We understand that some districts will only need and use services for one building, freeing up other potential funding for additional buildings in larger districts. This is why the application asks for additional buildings to be listed as alternates.We are limited in the number of buildings we have contracted MyIIRC services for, but participating districts may purchase additional buildings and data sources at our discounted rate from MyIIRC. Professional Development costs have also been aligned with district numbers, not building numbers, so each district is limited to 10 teachers in the training, no matter the number of buildings being served.