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Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund. Summary Document March 2010. Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria published in the Federal Register .

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    1. Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund Summary Document March 2010 Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Pleaserefer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria published in the Federal Register.

    2. i3 Is One Part of UnprecedentedDirect Federal Investment in Education Race To The Top and Other Grants($9.7B in FY2009 Funding) FormulaGrants $26B • $4.35B - Race to the Top Fund, including $350MM for development of assessments • $3.5B* - School Improvement Grants • $650MM - Investing in Innovation Fund • $650MM – Education Technology • $300MM* - Teacher Incentive Fund • $250MM - Statewide Data Systems SFSF $48.6B ARRA K-12 InvestmentAligned with Four Assurances * Includes regular FY 09 appropriationsNote: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    3. Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund Summary • To provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement, attainment or retention in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on: • Improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates • Increasing college enrollment and completion rates Purpose Funding $650 million to be obligated by September 30, 2010 • Eligible applicants are: • Local educational agencies (LEAs) • Nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools Applicants Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    4. Types of Awards Available Under i3 i3 Development Validation Scale-up Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    5. i3 Priorities Teacher and Principal Effectiveness Early Learning (0 or 1 point) Enhanced Data Systems College Access and Success (0 or 1 point) Improve Achievementfor High-Need Students College- and Career-ready Standards and Assessments Serving Students with Disabilities and Limited English Proficient Students (0 or 1 point) Improving Achievement in Persistently Low-performing Schools Serving Students in Rural LEAs (0, 1, or 2 points) Required forall applications Must address oneAbsolute Priority May address one or moreCompetitive Preference 5 Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    6. Eligibility Requirements: LEA Eligible Applicant: LEA TO RECEIVE A GRANT,MUST MUST, TO RECEIVE A GRANT MUST • Address needs of high-need students • Address one absolute priority • Demonstrate that it: • (a) closed achievement gaps or improved achievement for all groups of students, and • (b) achieved significant improvement in other areas • Establish partnerships with private sector • Secure commitment for required private sector match • Meet the evidence requirement for the type of grant for which it has applied MUST Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    7. Eligibility Requirements:Non-Profit with LEA/Consortium Eligible Applicant: Non-profits, in partnership with LEAs or a consortium of schools TO RECEIVE A GRANT,MUST MUST • Address needs of high-need students • Address one absolute priority • Demonstrate that the non-profit organization has a record of improving student achievement, attainment, or retention • Secure commitment for required private sector match • Meet the evidence requirement for the type of grant for which they have applied MUST Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    8. Evaluation Requirements All i3 Grantees MUST MUST MUST • Conduct an independent program evaluation • Cooperate with technical assistance provided by the Department and its contractor • Share broadly the results of any evaluation (and data sets for Validation and Scale-up) MUST Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    9. i3 Selection Criteria and Points * Development grants will be judged in two tiers: all eligible applications will be scored on Criteria A, C, E, F, and G and the competitive preference priorities; then high-scoring applications will be scored on Criteria B and D by a different panel of reviewers.Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register. The criteria may apply differently to different levels of grants.

    10. Major Changes Note: These slides are intended as guidance only and do not reflect all changes. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    11. Major Changes Note: These slides are intended as guidance only and do not reflect all changes. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    12. i3 Key Dates Notices Published in Federal Register: March 12, 2010 Technical Assistance: Informational Conference Calls: March and April 2010 Pre-Application Workshops: March 19 (Baltimore) March 24 (Denver) March 30 (Atlanta) Other Events: TBD Applications: Intent to Apply Due: April 1, 2010 Applications Due: May 11, 2010 Applications Reviewed: Late Spring/ Summer 2010 All Grant Awards Announced: September 2010 Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.

    13. Other Important Resources • Investing in Innovation Fund Website: • (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/index.html) • Notice of Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria • Application Package (includes the Notice Inviting Applications) • Eligibility Checklists • Frequently Asked Questions • Evidence Summary Table • Selection Criteria Summary Table • i3 Overview (power point) • i3 At-A-Glance (quick reference) • Call for Peer Reviewers: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/peerreviewers.html • Open Innovation Portal: https://innovation.ed.gov All questions about i3 may be sent to i3@ed.gov Note: These slides are intended as guidance only. Please refer to the official notice of final priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria in the Federal Register.