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PUBLIC LAW 103-382—(XJT. 20, 1994 108 STAT. 3537 "(11) address how the school will determine if such needs have been met; and "(vii) are consistent with, and are designed to implement, the State and local improvement plans, if any, approved under title III of the Groals 2000: Educate America Act. "(C) Instruction by highly qualified professional staff. "(D) In accordance with section 1119 and subsection (a)(5), professional development for teachers and aides, and, where appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, principals, and other staff to enable adl children in the school to meet the State's student performance standards. "(E) Stratejjies to increase parental involvement, such as family literary services. "(F) Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs, such as Head Start, Even Start, or a State-run preschool program, to local elementary school programs. "(G) Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of assessments described in section 1112(b)(1) in order to provide information on, and to improve, the performance of individual students and the overall instructional program. "(H) Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering any of the standards required by section 1111(b) during the course of the school year shall be provided with effective, timely additional assistance, which shall include— "(i) measures to ensure that students' difficulties are identified on a timely basis and to provide sufficient information on which to base effective assistance; "(ii) to the extent the school determines feasible using funds under this part, periodic training for teachers in how to identify such difficulties and to provide ' < assistance to individual students; and "(iii) for any student who has not met such standards, teacher-parent conferences, at which time the teacher and parents shall discuss— "(I) what the school will do to help the student meet such standards; "(II) what the parents can do to help the student improve the student's performance; and "(III) additional assistance which may be available to the student at the school or elsewhere in the community. "(2) PLAN.— (A) Any eligible school that desires to operate a schoolwide program shall first develop (or amend a plan for such a program that was in existence before the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994), in consultation with the local educational agency and its school support team or other technical assistance provider under subsections (c)(1) and (e) of section 1117, a comprehensive plan for reforming the total instructional program in the school that— "(i) incorporates the components described in paragraph (1);