ESSA Plans: Exit Criteria for CSI and TSI Schools and State Rigorous Interventions Resource

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) required states to establish statewide exit criteria as part of their accountability systems for schools identified for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI). Schools that do not satisfy the exit criteria within a state-determined number of years (not to exceed four years for CSI schools) will result in more rigorous state determined action (ESEA section 1111(d)(3)(A)(i)(I))). As a result of missing student achievement data and learning loss that has occurred during the pandemic, many states are interested in reviewing and revising their accountability systems and exit criteria within their approved ESSA plans.

The Region 9 Comprehensive Center (R9CC) is supporting the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on the implementation and continuous improvement of their statewide system of support, called IL-EMPOWER. R9CC has worked with ISBE to improve their existing systems and support their long-term planning, which includes providing relevant resources to the statewide Balanced Accountability Measure (IBAM) Committee as they examine and consider modifications to statewide exit criteria and more rigorous interventions.  R9CC created this table with the most up to date information on each state’s exit criteria and direction on where to find additional information on the rigorous interventions within each state’s most current ESSA Plan.

ESSA Plans: Exit Criteria for CSI and TSI Schools and State Rigorous Interventions

Please note: This report is accurate as of February 28, 2022. States may have updated their ESSA plans and made changes to their exit criteria and rigorous interventions after this date, and those changes may not be reflected in this report.