HCPSS MPIA Request #2022-007

Catherine Jacobs
Imagine Possibility, LLC
Requested Information
Response Document to MPIA Request #2021-077 10/2/20 states "SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) Since the 2019 chart provided above, staff indicates the only new reading intervention added is SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) which has a targeted focus area in foundational skills Tier 2 or 3. For reference, a description of this program can be found on the program’s website."

I am requesting:
(1) Any and all records of the District's purcahse of the SIPPS program including but not limited to requests for proposals, rational/purpose, agreements, contracts, budget items.
(2) Any and all records of the District implementation plan and timeline both independently and in collaboration with Collaborative Classroom including but not limited to target student population/profile, staff development/training, implementation protocols, tier 2 and/or tier 3 fidelity protocols, program monitoring and student progress and data-monitoring.
(3) Any and all information regarding SIPPS and HB690 / SB734 (Ready to Read Act)
(4) Any and all information/documentation regarding SIPPS and language-based learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia)
Date Received
Response Notes

Responsive to this request, in addition to the documents below, for reference, the Center for Collaborative Classrooms website contains a description of SIPPS, including its use for students with language-based learning disabilities: https://www.collaborativeclassroom.org/programs/sipps/. Due to the fact the product is purchased from a vendor (the Center for Collaborative Classrooms), from which other products are purchased as well, additional time and clarification would be needed to identify records beyond those above.

Responsive Documents
Information found in agendas for Special Education staff training on SIPPS show implementation in 2020 and 2021. Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny inspection of information about the security of an information system, we have redacted unique identifiers such as online login information.

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