School and District Services

Alaska Comprehensive Center

Funded by a federal grant and in partnership with the Education Northwest, 16 Regional Comprehensive Centers and five Content Centers, the Alaska Comprehnsive Center (ACC) works with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (EED) to increase the state's capacity to assist districts and schools, and provide technical assistance to increase student achievement.

During School Year 2011—12, ACC:

  • Collaborated with and supported EED in providing two Curriculum Alignment Institutes.  These institutes focused on how to implement curriculum review cycles and ensuring the cognitive rigor of enacted curriculum.
  • Assisted EED in the awareness and roll-out of the Alaska State Literacy Blueprint—Birth to Graduation by creating a DVD that included areas of instruction and intervention, a comprehensive assessment system, family and community connections, leadership, and professional development.
  • Provided support for EED’s Summer Literacy Institute.
  • Facilitated a partnership between EED and Alaska Native Educators to produce Alaska’s Culturally Responsive Standards for Educators.
  • Provided technical assistance to EED in the review and revisions of state regulations for teacher and principal evaluation with the Alaska Teacher Quality Working Group.
  • Provided technical assistance and support to EED for the Title I School Improvement Grants around teacher/principal evaluation systems and the convening of SIG staff for additional professional development related to the requirements of the grant.

ACC Mission
The Alaska Comprehensive Center (ACC) offers technical assistance to the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development (EED) that focuses on increasing EED's capacity to provide support to Alaska's school districts especially at-risk schools.   The ultimate goal is to contribute to the state's efforts to improve schools and raise student achievement.

ACC’s funding through P/R Award Number:  S283B050037 has officially ended as of Sept. 30, 2012.  However, because there has been a no-cost extension awarded, this webpage will continue to operate until June 30, 2012.

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