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June 15, 2020

Mississippi High School Redesign. Innovative Institute Virtual Team Time Session (PowerPoint)


May 28, 2020

Supporting Schools through MCAPS: Utilizing MCAPS as a Tool for Improving Student Outcomes. This webinar will assist district and school teams with the completion of the FY21 Title I School Improvement Plan and Application for 1003 funding. (PowerPoint) and (Webinar)

MCAPS 1003 Application Guidance Documentation 

  • FY21 MCAPS Guidance Document (PDFNEW
  • FY20 MCAPS Guidance Document (PDF)
  • Indicators of Effective Practice Checklist (PDF)
  • FY20 and FY21 MCAPS Evidence-based Action (Sample)
  • OSI MCAPS District Contact (PDF)


May 8, 2020

SIG FY20 SIG Guidance – UPDATES (PowerPoint)

  • School Improvement Grant (SIG) EOY Monitoring Questions – Year (PowerPoint)


March 2020

Implementing and Evaluating Evidence-Based Interventions:  Are We Using It, Is It Working, and What's Next? (PowerPoint)


January 31, 2020

Disrupting the Opportunity Myth Webinar Overview

This webinar provides an overview of a 4-part training based on the research gathered by The New Teacher Project (TNTP) on "The Opportunity Myth". The TNTP research highlights the 5 key solutions for addressing the quality of academic experiences, specifically the quality of student assignments, rigorous instruction, school experiences, high expectations, and equity. 

  • TNTP - Touch Point 1:  Disrupting the Opportunity Myth - January 31 (PowerPoint) (Webinar)(Handouts)
  • TNTP - Touch Point 2:  Disrupting the Opportunity Myth - February 11 & 12 (Handouts)
  • TNTP - Touch Point 3:  Disrupting the Opportunity Myth - March 16 & 17 (Handouts)
  • TNTP - Touch Point 4:  Disrupting the Opportunity Myth - April 14 & 15 (Handouts)


January 30, 2020

Fiscal and Program Monitoring in Districts for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) Identified Schools.  This webinar outlines the monitoring process and review of the FY20 Monitoring Tool utilized to address the implementation of 2018-2019 activities. (PowerPoint) (Webinar)

FY20 Guidance Documentation

  • Official FY20 School Improvement Monitoring Tool (PDF)


January 27-28, 2020

Data, Accountability, & School Improvement:  Understanding and Utilizing School Improvement Data Resources.  Presented at Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) (PowerPoint)


January 21-23, 2020

Implementing Effective P-16 Community Engagement Council


January 9, 2020

Overview of P-16 Guidelines (Webinar)


December 2, 2019

Supporting Schools through MCAPS. This webinar will assist district and school teams with the completion of the FY20 Title I School Improvement Plan and Application for 1003 Funding and the Final Plan for Schools-At-Risk (SAR). (PowerPoint) and (Webinar)

Guidance Documentation

  • MCAPS Guidance Document (Document)
  • Indicators of Effective Practice Checklist (Document)
  • PART II - FY20 MCAPS Application Plan Example (Document)


October 15, 2019

Supporting Schools through MCAPS: Utilizing MCAPS as a Tool for Improving Student Outcomes.(PowerPoint)


October 8, 2019

2019 Implementation Overview for Schools with CSI, TSI, ATSI, or SAR Designations. This webinar provides district and school leaders with guidance around the school improvement process as well as the expectations for completing school improvement plans and funding applications. 

Improving Student Outcomes for ALL Children: School Improvement Process for Identified Schools(PowerPoint) and (Webinar)


September 4, 2019

MS SOARS Platform Transition Process:  Guidance for Districts and Schools. This webinar provides details regarding the transitioning from the MS SOARS platform for CSI, TSI, ATSI, and Schools at Risk (SAR) plan to the MCAPS platform beginning with the 2019-20 school year. MS SOARS will no longer be accessible after September 30, 2019. Schools must download any documentation that will be utilized as evidence of implementation of improvement plans from MS SOARS no later than Friday, September 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (PowerPoint) and (Webinar)

Plan Implementation Monitoring for CSI (Document)


August 16, 2019

CSI Plan Implementation, Monitoring, and Transformation Academy. This webinar provides details regarding the Transformation Academy purpose, logistics, and selected participants for Cohort III. (PowerPoint) and (Webinar)