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The 5Essentials System This flyer provides a short overview of the 5Essentials System. 8/18/2015 Download  
Literature Review: Research on 5Essentials Concepts Compiled by the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago, this document is an abbreviated review of studies that have found links between the concepts measured by the 5Essentials and student outcomes. 8/18/2015 Download  
Background, Validity and Reliability of the 5Essentials Survey This document provides information on the background, predictive validity and reliability of the 5Essentials Survey. 8/18/2015 Download  
5Essentials Survey 2016-17 Timeline This timeline outlines school, district, and state commitments associated with administering the 5Essentials Survey during the 2016-17 cycle. 8/8/2016 Download  
5Essentials Survey - Frequently Asked Questions This document provides answers to common questions regarding the 5Essentials System and 2016-17 survey cycle. 10/12/2016 Download  
5Essentials Survey Administration Manual This manual provides information and guidance on preparing for and administering the 5Essentials Survey in 2016-17. 9/15/2016 Download  
5Essentials Communication Kit This document contains templates for 5Essentials Survey communications, including a teacher announcement and parent notification letter. 9/15/2016 Download  
Parent Notification of Student Survey Letter (Spanish) This letter template contains information for parents/families about student participation in the 5Essentials Survey. 10/10/2016 Download  
Additional Evidence Gathering Questions This document provides a series of open-ended, focus group questions aligned to each 5Essentials measure and is designed to help you better understand and add depth to your 5Essentials results. 7/15/2016 Download  
5Essentials Research and Practice This presentation was delivered on July 19, 2016, at the Florida School Improvement Summit in Orlando. 8/3/2016 Download  
Activity: Adopting Data-Driven Improvement This handout provides instructions for an activity included in the 5Essentials Research and Practice presentation delivered on July 19, 2016, at the Florida School Improvement Summit. 8/3/2016 Download  
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Fall 2016 Issue In this Issue: Voices from the Field; National Blue Ribbon Schools Program; Celebrations!; Family Engagement Month; Charlie's Corner; BSI Staff Retreat; 5Essentials Updates; In Case You Missed It; Special Events 11/18/2016 Download  
Summer 2016 Issue In this Issue: Collaborative Conversations; BSI Updates; Voices from the Field; BSI Book Club; Conversation Starters; Charlie's Corner; 5Essentials Updates; BSI Timeline; 5Essentials Connection; In Case You Missed It; Special Events 8/24/2016 Download  
Spring 2016 Issue In this Issue: Voices from the Field: Cross-District Collaboration; Conversation Starters; Charlie's Corner; BSI Updates; Celebrations!; School on the Move; SIG Cohort 3 Spotlight; SIG Cohort 4 Announcement; In Case You Missed It; Special Events 5/3/2016 Download  
Winter 2016 Issue In this Issue: Systems Spotlight (Bay District Schools PLUS2); Celebrations!; Collaborative Practices (vLDC5); Charlie's Corner; BSI Regional Team Updates; Conversation Starters; In Case You Missed It; Special Events 1/28/2016 Download  
Fall 2015 Issue In this Issue: Collaborative Practices (PLC for Districts); Charlie's Corner; In Case You Missed It; National Blue Ribbon Schools Program; Conversation Starters; Special Events; 5Essentials Connection (Family and Community Engagement) 11/20/2015 Download  
Summer 2015 Issue In this Issue: Greetings from the Executive Director of School Improvement; Get to Know the BSI Regions; Meet the BSI Team; Learn About the BSI Staff Supporting You at Turlington; BSI Highlights; Charlie's Corner; In Case You Missed It 11/13/2015 Download  
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Development Timeline 2014-15 A graphic timeline of new CIMS features, functionality and support materials released during the 2014-15 school year. 8/19/2015 Download  
CIMS 101 Presentation This introductory course (CIMS 101), presented on June 24 at the 2015 Florida School Improvement Conference, covers general CIMS navigation, main features and functions, support resources, plan tracking, and the District Problem Solving module. 6/24/2015 Download  
School and District CIMS-O Cards School- and district-level activity cards, modeled after the game of Bingo, that orient new users to the CIMS system; this activity was first distributed during the CIMS 101 course at the 2015 Florida School Improvement Conference. 6/29/2015 Download  
The Tracking Process A visual representation of the phases and actions required to publish a plan, proposal, or application in CIMS; this handout was distributed during the CIMS 101 and 202 courses at the 2015 Florida School Improvement Conference. 6/29/2015 Download  
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District Turnaround Monitoring Toolkit Organized by five themes aligned to the 5Essentials, this Toolkit is intended to support district reflection and conversation regarding points of strength, opportunities for growth, and next steps for turnaround implementation. 6/20/2016 Download  
Turnaround Requirements during School Grades Transition This chart summarizes the impact of “hold harmless,” as described in section 1008.34(7)(a), Florida Statutes, on the Differentiated Accountability (DA) requirements of section 1008.33, F.S. 4/18/2016 Download  
DA-1: Checklist for Districts with Focus or Priority Schools This document includes the current Differentiated Accountability requirements and deliverables for districts with schools identified as Focus or Priority, as outlined in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. 8/15/2016 Download  
DA-2: Checklist for Focus and Priority Schools This document includes the Differentiated Accountability requirements and deliverables for schools currently identified as Focus or Priority, as outlined in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. 7/26/2016 Download  
DA Rule 6A-1.099811 Approved by the State Board of Education on November 18, 2014, the purpose of this rule is to set forth the Differentiated Accountability (DA) State System of School Improvement pursuant to Section 1008.33, Florida Statutes. 1/2/2015 Download  
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DA Support List 2016-17 Final list of schools categorized for Differentiated Accountability (DA) support in 2016-17 (Priority, Focus, Monitoring Only) including turnaround status (Planning, Implementing), based on Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C., and the number of years in that status. 12/12/2016 Download  
DA Regions 2016-17 As of August 1, 2016, there are four Differentiated Accountability (DA) regions in Florida: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. This document provides a map and list of districts assigned to each region, and the Regional Executive Director. 8/22/2016 Download  
DA Support List Guidance Describes the DA system, regions, categories, and requirements with links to associated forms. 8/8/2016 Download  
DA Support List 2015-16 Schools categorized for Differentiated Accountability support in 2015-16 (Priority and Focus) including turnaround status (Planning or Implementing) based on Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. Also includes Former F schools under SIP monitoring. 2/2/2016 Download  
DA Regional Map and Team 2015-16 This map illustrates the DA regions by school district. Those districts that do not currently have DA schools are still assigned to a region in the event that future DA support is needed. This document also includes a list of DA Team members by region. 5/3/2016 Download  
DA Support List 2014-15 Schools categorized for Differentiated Accountability (DA) support in 2014-15 (Priority and Focus) including the turnaround status (Planning or Implementing) based on criteria set forth in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. "Prevent" schools are also listed. 11/24/2014 Download  
"Prevent" School List 2013-14 This list includes traditional public schools classified as Prevent in 2013-14 by virtue of receiving a school grade of "C" in 2012-13 for elementary and middle schools or in 2011-12 for high schools. 3/19/2014 Download  
DA Support List 2013-14 This list includes all schools categorized for DA support in 2013-14 based on criteria set forth in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C., pursuant to section 1008.33, Florida Statutes (2013). 3/20/2014 Download  
Districts Supported by DA in 2013-14 This list includes all school districts with schools on the DA List for 2013-14, sorted by Region, and the Regional Executive Director (RED) for each region. 1/10/2014 Download  
DA Category Descriptions 2013-14 Provides definitions and a description of statutory and rule requirements for each differentiated accountability designation. 10/15/2013 Download  
DA List 2012-13 This list includes all schools categorized for Differentiated Accountability (DA) support in 2012-13 pursuant to section 1008.33, Florida Statutes (2012). 3/20/2014 Download  
DA List 2011-12 This list includes all schools categorized for Differentiated Accountability (DA) support in 2011-12 based on criteria set forth in section 1008.33, Florida Statutes (2011). 3/20/2014 Download  
Virtual School Accountability This chart lists the various types of virtual schools in Florida and provides a summary of accountability requirements related to school improvement. 10/28/2014 Download  
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DIAP Outline Outline of required District Improvement and Assistance Plan (DIAP) components for Districts with Focus and Priority schools, as outlined in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. 6/15/2015 Download  
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ETS FLICC Reimbursement Instructions Reimbursement instructions for participants of the Florida School Improvement Summit 6/15/2016 Download  
Overview of Expense Reimbursement Rules Important information regarding reimbursement expense rules for Florida School Improvement Summit participants. Please read. 6/15/2016 Download  
Travel Expense Voucher Please use this form to submit reimbursements to FLICC at ETS for travel expenses for the Florida School Improvement Summit. 6/10/2016 Download  
W-9 Form The attached form is required in order for FLICC to process reimbursement requests for the Florida School Improvement Summit. 5/23/2016 Download  
Summit Agenda Final Summit Agenda 7/19/2016 Download  
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Step Zero Toolkit This toolkit contains a set of resources that support districts and schools in working through the three phases of Step Zero-problem identification, problem analysis, and goal formulation. 7/7/2016 Download  
Step Zero Module: Data Visualizations Guide This guide walks users through navigation and interpretation of the data visualizations in the Step Zero module. 11/10/2016 Download  
CIMS Offline Worksheet - Problem Solving Designed to help leadership teams capture the 8-step planning and problem-solving process prior to entry into the CIMS platform. 5/12/2016 Download  
Diagram of 8-Step Planning and Problem-Solving Process This diagram is designed as a visual aid for 8-step planning and problem solving. 7/1/2016 Download  
8-Step Facilitator Tool Designed to aid the facilitation of each step of the 8-step planning and problem-solving process with a team. 2/3/2015 Download  
Guide to 8-Step Planning & Problem Solving This document provides guidance for teams as they work through each step of the 8-step planning and problem solving process. 10/21/2014 Download  
Mid-Year Reflection Flow Chart This is a decision tree to help users determine where to look next after answering "yes" or "no" to any of the Mid-Year Reflection questions. Find a 5-minute informational video on the Mid-Year Reflection tools at http://www.screencast.com/t/ytcVNtxmk 1/22/2015 Download  
Mid-Year Reflection Guidance Questions This tool helps teams delve deeper into possible root causes for not making progress toward strategic goals, and provides additional guiding questions for determining whether barriers have been reduced and if strategies are being implemented with fidelity 1/27/2015 Download  
Mid-Year Reflection Facilitator Tool This protocol is intended to guide a facilitator through the Mid-Year Reflection process with a team within a structured time frame. 1/22/2015 Download  
Mid-Year Reflection Process Guide This protocol is intended to guide participants through the Mid-Year Reflection process within a structured format, including identifying roles and norms, orienting to the MY tools, independent processing, consensus building and establishing next steps. 1/22/2015 Download  
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2016-17 List of SIP-SAC Assurances Provides an overview of all district assurances for school improvement plans and the required school advisory council composition for the 2016-17 school year. 9/22/2016 Download  
Public Notice of Intervention The schools listed in this report were not able to achieve the appropriate SAC membership composition during the 2015-16 school year. Each district was required to submit a corrective action report during the 2016-17 school year per s. 1008.345 (6)(c). 12/22/2016 Download  
2016-17 SAC Frequently Asked Questions A comprehensive list of common questions regarding the duties, responsibilities, and membership requirements of school advisory councils. 1/10/2017 Download  
2016-17 SIP-SAC Assurances Memo FDOE memorandum issued regarding the annual assurances of school improvement plans and School Advisory Council composition survey, submitted in CIMS. 1/13/2017 Download  
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Florida's Application to USED for FFY13 Funds This application was approved by the United States Department of Education in February 2014. 3/21/2014 Download  
SIG 1003(g) FFY13 Grant Award Notification This is Florida's official grant award notification from the U.S. Department of Education authorizing funding for School Improvement Grants, which Florida will use to make competitive sub-grants to districts for Cohort 3. 6/10/2014 Download  
SIG Competition Memo to Superintendents 2-13-14 This memo was sent to superintendents on February 13, 2014 to formally announce the SIG competition for Cohort 3 and explain the decision to award three-year grants. 2/11/2014 Download  
Florida's SIG 1003(g) Cohort 3 Eligibility List Florida's eligibility list for the SIG 1003(g) competition for Cohort 3, based on the ESEA Flexibility list of priority and focus schools, determined by a combination of 2011-12 school grades, prior SIG cohort status, and graduation rates. 3/20/2014 Download  
SIG Request for Proposals This is a paper version of the online forms required for districts to submit a proposal for SIG 1003(g) funding for Cohort 3. 3/31/2014 Download  
Cohort 3 Grantee List Provides a brief description of the School Improvement Grant 1003(g) program and lists the 11 schools in nine school districts that were selected through a rigorous review process to form SIG Cohort 3. 8/12/2014 Download  
SIG 1003(g) Cohort 3 Scoring Methodology This document describes how SIG proposals were scored to obtain the rank order for the selection of Cohort 3, and how the final award list was determined. 8/14/2014 Download  
SIG Proposal Review and Scoring Handout This handout was provided to participants at the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops. 3/2/2014 Download  
Bonus Points Methodology Describes how bonus points are applied to SIG proposals earning 70% or higher. 3/6/2014 Download  
SIG Scoring Rubrics These rubrics outline the Standards and Gold Standards for earning points on each component of the SIG proposal. 3/26/2014 Download  
SIG Scoring Summary Provides a sample scoring sheet for each SIG model to show how points will be assigned for each SIG-targeted school included in a district proposal. 3/19/2014 Download  
SIG3 Quarterly Deliverables This document describes the quarterly review process and defines the schedule for submission and review of SIG 1003(g) Cohort 3 deliverables in CIMS. 12/1/2014 Download  
SIG Proposal Schedule of Deliverables This timeline of evidence/deliverables required for the SIG 1003(g) proposal was provided to participants of the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops. 2/27/2014 Download  
SIG Schedule of Deliverables This document provides a timeline of deliverables required for each implementation year of the SIG 1003(g). 3/7/2014 Download  
DIAP Sections Satisfying SIG and TOP Components This document provides guidance for using sections of the DIAP to satisfy components of the SIG proposal and/or TOP-1 and TOP-2. 2/27/2014 Download  
Definitions of "turnaround" This document describes the various usages of the word "turnaround" as related to Differentiated Accountability and the School Improvement Grant 1003(g) program. 3/18/2014 Download  
8SPPS Guidance for SIG This document compiles the guidance for districts using the 8-step planning and problem-solving process to address components of the SIG application. 3/20/2014 Download  
SIG Summary of Requirements This matrix defines the major Cohort 3 requirements of each SIG model, as established by the U.S. Department of Education and the Florida Department of Education. 2/27/2014 Download  
USED Increased Learning Time FAQ This document revises the February 23, 2011, federal guidance on increased learning time [available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/sif/sigguidance02232011.pdf]. 2/25/2014 Download  
SIG Waiver Memo to Superintendents 12-20-13 This memo was sent to superintendents on December 20, 2013, to invite comment on Florida's request to waive the school eligibility requirements for FY13 funds in order to use the Priority and Focus lists from Florida's ESEA Flexibility waiver. 1/2/2014 Download  
Waiver 3 Approval Letter This letter authorizes Florida to use its ESEA flexibility waiver list of focus and priority schools to determine eligibility for the FFY 2013 competition for SIG 1003(g) funds. 3/21/2014 Download  
SIG3 Logo This logo was designed to represent Cohort 3 as a diverse set of schools with unique strengths and challenges, but forming a community of support connected by the common thread of SIG 1003(g) funds. (Design by Ladd Skelly) 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG3 Convening Fall 2014 Agenda Agenda of two-day convening for all SIG Cohort 3 district and school teams, hosted by the Bureau of School Improvement in Orlando, November 5-6, 2014 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG3 Convening - Building our Community of Support Introduces each SIG school by mascot, describes the support roles of BSI teams, and introduces a protocol for sharing experiences and lessons learned across districts. 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG3 Convening - Sustainability and Implementation Science This module delves into research regarding implementation science and sustainability practices, and applies them to SIG planning and implementation. 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG3 Convening - Grant Administration Cycle This module explores the four phases of SIG administration, how they are opportunities for organizational learning as well as a means to annual renewal. 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG3 Convening - Target Setting Participants engaged in discussion around their current SIG targets to consider making edits to better align with their strategic goals and account for the new Florida Standards Assessment. 11/25/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Flyer The Bureau of School Improvement (BSI) will be hosting two identical workshops to provide districts with an opportunity to build understanding of the Cohort 3 SIG program design and proposal process. Attendance is not required. 2/11/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Agenda This is the agenda used for the Orlando and Tallahassee SIG 1003(g) applicant workshops in February. 2/23/2014 Download  
SIG "Food for Thought" Handout This handout of helpful tips was provided to participants of the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops. 3/2/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Module 4 Presentation "Using 8SPPS to Address Areas of Focus" was presented at the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops in February 2014. 3/3/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Module 1 Presentation "The Compelling Why for Continuous Improvement" was presented at the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops in February 2014. 3/3/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Module 2 Presentation "SIG Proposal Design and Structure" was presented at the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops in February 2014. 3/3/2014 Download  
SIG Workshop Module 3 Presentation "Concepts of 8-Step Planning and Problem Solving (8SPPS)" was presented at the SIG 1003(g) FFY13 applicant workshops in February 2014. 3/3/2014 Download  
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SIG4 Proposal Guidance This guidance was compiled from reviewer feedback in the first cycle of the SIG4 competition. 12/2/2016 Download  
Florida's SIG 1003(g) Cohort 4 Eligibility List Florida's list of schools eligible for the SIG 1003(g) competition for Cohort 4, based on the ESEA Flexibility list of priority and focus schools, determined by 2013-14 school grades or graduation rates. 11/30/2016 Download  
Request for Proposals Invites eligible districts to apply for funding for SIG Cohort 4 through a competitive process. 12/22/2016 Download  
SIG4 Competition and Proposal Overview This presentation was given at the July 20 workshop in Orlando and repeated on a July 27 webinar. 7/20/2016 Download  
SIG4 Intent to Apply (ITA) Outline This is an outline of content to be completed in CIMS. In order to apply for the SIG Cohort 4 competition, eligible districts must submit an ITA by August 12, 2016. 6/20/2016 Download  
ESEA Turnaround Principles Organizes the ESEA Flexibility Turnaround Principles by the 5Essential domains. 7/27/2016 Download  
SIG4 Proposal Outline - Word Version Provided for districts that would like to work on responses offline. Responses must be submitted via the SIG4 Proposal survey in CIMS by 5:00 p.m. December 29, 2016. Word submissions will not be accepted. 12/21/2016 Download  
SIG4 Competition - Round 1 Checklist This checklist will be used in the first round of the SIG4 competition to determine the extent to which the proposal demonstrates understanding and documentation of the requirements and optional components. 7/29/2016 Download  
SIG4 Competition - Round 2 Protocol This protocol will be used to prepare summary information for the expert panels in Round 3. 7/29/2016 Download  
SIG4 Competition - Round 3 Protocol This protocol will be used by the expert panels to guide the review and discussion of each proposal in Round 3. 7/29/2016 Download  
SIG 1003(g) Cohort 4 Intervention Options – Crosswalk of Shared and Unique Requirements Provides a summary of the SIG 1003(g) Cohort 4 intervention options, presented as a crosswalk of shared and unique federal requirements. 8/26/2016 Download  
SIG4 External Provider Information Form Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal for each external provider to be contracted in Year 1 using SIG funds. 8/9/2016 Download  
SIG4 External Provider Information Form - UChicago Impact A completed "External Provider Information Form" for UChicago Impact. This form is available as reference for districts that will administer the 5Essentials Survey, but it does not need to be uploaded to the SIG4 Proposal. 9/6/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Early Learning Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Early Learning as the intervention for one or more sites. 9/8/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Closure Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Closure as the intervention for one or more sites. 7/15/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Restart Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Restart as the intervention for one or more sites. 7/15/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Turnaround Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Turnaround as the intervention for one or more sites. 9/8/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Transformation Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Transformation as the intervention for one or more sites. 9/8/2016 Download  
SIG4 Checklist - Whole School Reform Districts must complete and upload this form in the SIG4 proposal if they have selected Whole School Reform as the intervention for one or more sites. 7/15/2016 Download  
SIG4 CID Hiring Process and Position Description Describes the process by which SIG-funded Continuous Improvement Directors are to be hired and placed on regional teams, as well as the primary responsibilities, desired characteristics and experience. 7/15/2016 Download  
SIG4 Proposal Outline Provides an outline of content to be completed in the SIG4 Proposal survey in CIMS. 8/10/2016 Download  
Florida's State Application for SIG 1003(g) This amended version was approved by the U.S. Department of Education on December 9, 2016, to extend the SIG Cohort 4 timeline for the competition, award and implementation. 12/13/2016 Download  
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Form SIP-1 Outline Outline of required school improvement plan components for Focus, Priority and Former F schools, incorporated by reference in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C. 7/1/2015 Download  
SIP References Provides a list of all references to the School Improvement Plan in Florida Statute and State Board Rule as of October 2014. 11/5/2014 Download  
Using the SIP to Meet Title I Schoolwide Components This document provides a list of all components a schoolwide program must include in its plan pursuant to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, and the location within the department’s SIP template where each may be satisfied. 10/29/2014 Download  
Using the SIP to Capture Best Practices for Inclusive Education This document provides a list of all indicators in the Best Practices for Inclusive Education (BPIE) school-level assessment and the location within the 2016-17 SIP where each indicator may be addressed. 5/16/2016 Download  
Using the 2014-15 SIP to Meet Charter School SIP Components This document provides a list of all components a charter school with a grade of “D” or “F” must include in its plan pursuant to Rule 6A-1.099827, F.A.C., and the location within the department’s SIP template where each component may be satisfied. 10/30/2014 Download  
Senate Bill 850 Technical Assistance Paper A technical assistance paper published by the Department on August 8, 2014, on the provisions in Senate Bill 850 that passed during the 2014 Legislative session. 9/23/2014 Download  
2013-14 SIP Template - FINAL Outline of required school improvement plan components for Focus and Priority schools, as outlined in Rule 6A-1.099811, F.A.C, approved by the State Board of Education July 18, 2013. 10/15/2013 Download  
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