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 State Systemic Improvement: Student Success (SSIP)

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has required that each State Educational Agency (SEA) develop a State Systemic Improvement Plan that includes a comprehensive, multi-year focus on improving results for Students with Disabilities! The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states and districts to support and improve the quality of low-performing high schools. States must set long-term high school graduation rate goals for all student groups and identify and intervene in those schools that graduate fewer than two-thirds of their students.

Each state must develop a plan that will outline the development of strategies to increase state capacity to structure and lead meaningful change in Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).  While the primary focus of the plan is on improvement for Students with Disabilities, the State must also address in its SSIP how the State will use its general supervision systems to improve implementation of the requirements of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Georgia continues to implement a systemic plan, “Student Success (SSIP),” to improve graduation outcomes, decrease dropout rates, and increase student achievement for Students with Disabilities.

To assist Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in implementing their systemic plan, the state is providing a School Completion Toolbox with robust, evidence-based resources to meet the requirements of IDEA, ESSA and OSEP. 

The purpose of the School Completion Toolkit is to provide districts with a roadmap of strategies, interventions and resources to help students with and without disabilities graduate with a high school diploma.

Innovative Practices from Georgia Districts are highlighted through an interactive map.

 State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

School Complet​ion Toolkit

FY2022 School Completion Toolkit Navigation Guide

​SSIP Professional Learning Series

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Professional Learning offerings are available on the GaDOE Community's PL Calendar and can be found in the Professional Learning Events calendar here.  

A quick guide to the FY23 SSIP Series can be found here.​​

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