District Assistance and Intervention Team (DAIT)
K-12 Curriculum and Intervention
MCOE and representatives from the other counties within the Capital Service Region are an approved provider of District Assistance and Intervention Teams (DAIT). The region can provide a DAIT to districts that are in NCLB Program Improvement (PI) corrective action (Year 3) and have been required by the State Board of Education to contract with a DAIT as part of the state's corrective action. A DAIT is comprised of individuals who have held district and school leadership positions, and who have had experience and success in educating all students, and in particular, English Learners and students with disabilities. Each DAIT meets the criteria established by the State Board of Education for such teams in the seven areas of governance, human resources, alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment, professional development, fiscal resources, data systems and achievement monitoring, and parent and community involvement.
A DAIT works in collaboration with a district to analyze data from the district and its schools, including the use of state-required needs assessment tools. Based on this information, the DAIT makes recommendations for high leverage actions the district can take to improve student achievement and helps the district incorporate these recommendations into its LEA Plan and monitor implementation of its actions. In addition, the DAIT is available to support the district in implementing its revised plan and enhancing its capacity to effect improvement in its schools. A variety of tools are available for this assessment, planning and support work.
Districts that are in earlier stages of Program Improvement (PI) or that are at risk of PI may also contract for assistance as described in MCOE's Program Improvement services or for help from the Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS), Capital Region. RSDSS website - http://rsdss5.sccoe.org
Fees: Services are tailored to the unique needs of each district and contracts are negotiated on an individual basis.