Office of Accountability

DTSDE Institute Training Program

REGISTRATION for Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Institute Training Program

May 21, 2015

NYS Cultural Education Center, Albany, N.Y.  12230 ility/diagnostic-tool-institute/registration.html

Meals Only Registration Fee is $25.00

Training will focus on developing high-quality SCEPs and DCIPs within the context of using evidenced based systems to examine and improve critical district- and school-wide practices as defined in the DCIP and SCEPs. 


District staff who are key members of the district and/or school planning teams and who will be directly responsible for the development of 15-16 DCIP and/or SCEPs should attend.

District-identified Outside Educational Experts (OEEs) should confirm their registration with district leaders prior to registering. District-identified OEEs are not required to attend.

The session will not cover DTSDE reviewer practices.  Those who have attended previous training because they are responsible for conducting DTSDE reviews should note that their participation is not mandatory.  Individuals responsible for the development and implementation of SCEPs and DCIPs should plan on attending in their place.

The Professional Learning Community Program (PLCP) will also convene during this session.  Those who are members of the PLCP initiative should also register for the Institute and identify their involvement in the PLCP on the Registration link.   

The full-day session will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21.    Breakfast and lunch will be served at the training.     Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.    Dinner will not be provided.

 Below is the registration link, access code and important registration dates.              

In order to register for the Focus District Institute, please follow the directions at this link:

After logging into the user account, the access code to begin the registration is DT8

Additional Technical Assistance Available – MAY 20th

On May 20, 2015, the day before the Institute, NYSED staff, along with Regents Research Fellows, will host an “Office Hours” opportunity.  Districts may receive one hour of individualized technical assistance directly related to the draft 2015-16 DCIP and SCEPs.  If your district is interested in this opportunity, please indicate your interest on the registration form, along with the name and email address of the contact NYSED should reach out to in order schedule a meeting on May 20.  Districts are welcome to continue working on their plans at the conclusion of their appointment.  Additional assistance may be available during this independent work depending on the number of districts participating in this opportunity.  This support is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tentative Agenda – May 21st

 9:00 – 9:30                  Welcome and Opening Remarks

           9:30 – 10:30                Systems Thinking as Applied to School Improvement Planning

10:45 – 11:00              Break

11:00 – 12:00              Break-Out Sessions

12:00 – 1:00                Lunch

1:00 – 2:30                  2015-2016 DCIP and SCEP Templates

2:30 – 3:30                  Technical Assistance / Plan Development Work


Important Registration Dates

What is happening:

What you should do:

April 24, 2015

12:00 pm

Registration period begins.

Forward link to selected representatives.

May 5, 2015


Registration closes.

Confirm final group of registrants.

May 11, 2015

3:00 pm

Registration fee payment is due.

Ensure that payment has been sent.

May 13, 2015

3:00 pm

Cancellation Deadline

Confirm that registrants are able to attend.


Please Note:                         

School and district checks or money orders are acceptable forms of payment; purchase orders and credit cards will not be accepted.    Make checks or money orders payable to the USNY Regents Research Fund and mail to:

                                                            Ms. Christine Dunigan

                                                            Regents Research Fund

                                                            89 Washington Avenue

                                                            Room 144 EB

                                                            Albany, N.Y.  12234

Additional Questions:   

If you have questions about the May 20 - 21, 2015 DTSDE training, please send to . We will be happy to assist you.

Please read the above information carefully. We look forward to another productive DTSDE Institute in May.

Last Updated: April 24, 2015