Title I
2018-2019 Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) School
Needs Assessment and Intervention Plan Resources

The resources include the CSI School Needs Assessment and Intervention Plan template, the Budget Narrative template, and the CSI School Needs Assessment and Intervention Plan Approval Rubric. Note: Root Cause Analysis is a required step under ESSA for all schools identified for comprehensive support and improvement. The root cause analysis is conducted by a 3rd party external stakeholder using a research-based protocol. The protocol and associated tools will be made publicly available.  

These documents are required for use by CSI schools. The documents may be used by Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) Schools and/or Title I, Part A programs at the discretion of the school system. 

Files for download:

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that activities, strategies, practices, programs, or interventions, collectively referred to as "interventions", be evidence-based since they are proven to positively impact student achievement. In short, "interventions" have evidence to show they are effective at producing a desired outcome.

Interventions for Title I, Part A must fall under Level I, II, or III. See Figure 2.


For assistance or questions, please contact Dr. Gail Clark Dickson,
Education Program Supervisor Section Chief, Title I-Program Improvement 


email: gail.dickson@maryland.gov office: 410-767-5153

More information can be found by visiting Title I, Part A on Maryland Public Schools  

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The Cycle of Continuous Improvement grounded in the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement

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Figure 2. Four Tiers or Levels of Evidence for Interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For more information, visit the Evidence-Based FAQ page.