System for School Success Reports

  • As part of the ongoing implementation of Alaska’s Education Challenge, the Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) is working with school districts to support success in every school. Utilizing Alaska’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a strategy for closing our achievement gaps, DEED is providing school designations for Alaska’s families.

    The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) collects information for the System for School Success each year on specific indicators outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These indicators are Graduation Rate, English Learner Progress, Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, and School Quality/Student Success. Each year, an index value is calculated for every school and a school designation is assigned based on that value. The index value, in conjunction with the school designation, help give Alaska parents and schools a snapshot of the quality of education they are providing their students, and provides information on the level of support needed to increase achievement for all students.

    There are three types of school designations: Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), and Universal Support. The primary purpose of these school designations is to provide information for families, tribes, communities, educators, and policy makers to plan and support an equitable education for each student in Alaska’s public school system.

    To see the System for School Success reports for a specific school, go to: