Apply for RAMP
The first step to applying for RAMP is to use the program assessment tool to determine whether your program is ready to seek the RAMP designation. The assessment tool outlines the 10 components of RAMP including:
- Vision and Mission Statement (6 points)
- Annual Student Outcome Goals (7 points)
- Classroom and Group Mindsets & Behaviors Action Plan (5 points)
- Annual Administrative Conference (5 points)
- Advisory Council (6 points)
- Calendars (annual and weekly) (3 points)
- Lesson Plans (classroom and group) (5 points)
- Classroom Instruction Results Report (7 points)
- Small-Group Results Report (7 points)
- Closing-the-Gap Action Plan/Results Report (9 points)
These 10 components are represented in the application templates schools will use to prepare materials to be submitted in the online RAMP Application Portal.
The RAMP application covers an entire school year. Use this suggested RAMP application timeline and use-of-time 5-day calculator timeline to help you plan for your data collection year.
Each application is judged by a three-person review team overseen by a lead RAMP reviewer. Schools that earn scores of 54 or higher out of a possible 60 are awarded RAMP status. Some schools that fail to earn RAMP in the first scoring will be invited to resubmit based on the score and components that require improvement. Schools that resubmit and still don’t attain a 54 or higher score are eligible to become Programs of Promise and receiving mentoring to potentially be eligible for RAMP the following year. Schools that earn a 58 or higher score after the initial review are designated a RAMP School of Distinction. Click here to review the 2022 scoring rubric. If you're planning to apply in 2023, view the 2023 scoring rubric.
Interested in pursuing RAMP but need some help? Consider working with an ASCA coach or sign up for on-site training with an ASCA trainer.