The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of additional data from School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools for the 2010-2011 school year. For the first time, the department is publicly releasing data on the leading indicators of school improvement for SIG schools, including: student attendance, teacher attendance, advanced course-taking, and minutes in the school year at the school level.
The SIG program is a key component of the department's blueprint for helping states and districts turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools. Under the Obama administration, more than 1,400 schools have implemented interventions aimed at improving schools that have often been struggling for decades.
This release continues the department's commitment to transparency of school-level data to better inform parents, community members, and the general public about changes in schools in their communities.