On July 12, SECC co-presented and helped with the session evaluation at the state MEGA conference held in Mobile, Alabama. The title of presentation was Expecting Measurable Progress Through Action (EMPACT) and was presented to School Improvement Grant (SIG) school teams (Cohort 2 and 3). Topics included The Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement, a publication by the Center on School Turnaround (CST), and a formative assessment module developed by AIR. Session outcomes included learn school turnaround best practices, recall the importance of rigor in instruction, gain new formative assessment strategies, equip participants with tools to support school's sustainability/implementation plan, and meet and learn from fellow SIG participants. On July 21, SECC staff met via conference call with the ALSDE SIG team to debrief the MEGA conference session, reviewing and discussing evaluation results, response rate, and next steps. The team then began brainstorming for the August 30 SIG team work session that will be held in Montgomery. They sketched out meeting outcomes, an outline for the agenda, and next steps. The team will review the SIG team’s Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) goals and strategies to determine if they align with the SIG application, and whether they align with school turnaround practices and competencies as framed by the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement, a resource published by CST. This CIP review will enable the team to better prepare activities for the August 30 meeting. During the planning discussion, SECC staff reintroduced the logic model that was designed in May to help guide the process for providing support to SIG schools for the upcoming school year. A question SECC posed was how to measure impact of the work. The ALSDE indicated that leading and lagging indicators, which are to be reported to the U.S. Department of Education, would be one way they plan to measure impact.