Under Title I, School Improvement Program of No Child Left Behind, a Local Education Agency or campus that does not meet Adequate Yearly Progress for two consecutive years will be considered in need of improvement. The School Improvement Resource Center (SIRC) is a statewide initiative that serves as a support system to schools that receive funding under the Title I, School Improvement Program as they move through the school improvement process.
Through an on-site visit and campus needs assessment conducted by SIRC, a school revises its Campus Improvement Plan to strategically address its needs. Then SIRC assists the campus administration in selecting a Campus Administrator Mentor (CAM) or Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) whose skill-set matches the needs of the school. Throughout a school’s tenure in the School Improvement Program, SIRC works with the school and CAM or TAP by visiting the campus and maintaining frequent contact to provide resources, guidance, and support.