Tips for Improvement Planning: Lessons Learned. ISBE Innovation and Improvement . Resources. The Resource Manual http://www.isbe.net/sos/htmls/improvement_process.htm Innovation and Improvement Division 217-524-4832 The Interactive Illinois Report Card firstname.lastname@example.org (815) 753-0978.
ISBE Innovation and Improvement
The Resource Manual http://www.isbe.net/sos/htmls/improvement_process.htm
Innovation and Improvement Division
The Interactive Illinois Report Card email@example.com
The Mega System: Handbook for Continuous School Improvement Sam Redding
Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement Herbert J. Walberg
Exploring the Pathway to Rapid District Improvement Brett Lane
90 days following initial notification of status at IWAS
135 days after the initial IWAS notification to district superintendent
“Perfect” plans ≠ improved student achievement
Plans are required by NCLB and state law
Clear and critical need to focus on learning
Implemented with fidelity
Focused on what works
Sample login screen
with planning as school does not make AYP
What do plan users have to know to implement the plan with fidelity and monitor progress?
Don’t write the plan primarily
for other audiences.
What’s contributing to your progress?
Are these factors internal or external?
Are you blaming the kids?
How do you know?
School culture doesn’t foster shared responsibility for all kids’ learning
Supplemental support is weak or not rigorous
Failure to use the intended curriculum by all staff for all kids
School culture doesn’t reflect “rigor, relevance, relationship”
Insufficient teacher learning/team time
Coarse and fine grain
Teachers do not have adequate coaching or support to implement strategies
Instruction doesn’t span cognitive levels
“Mile wide and inch deep curriculum”
Teachers aren’t clear about what’s expected in classrooms
Kids don’t have equitable access to the curriculum
Kids aren’t in the least restrictive educational environment
Doing What Works dww.ed.gov/
Indicators of Effective Practice www.centerii.org
1 double block math instruction
2 coaching for math staff
3 student and staff review of student work
4 beef up test taking skills
5 progress monitoring to drive instruction
While noplanisperfect, planners can learn lots from models and we have lots of them to share. Time will tell how good….
Contact your ROE/ISC for samples.
Contact your ROE/ISC
The Interactive Illinois Report Card
Carol Diedrichsen firstname.lastname@example.org