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Tips for Improvement Planning: Lessons Learned ISBE Innovation and Improvement Slide 2 2 The Resource Manual Innovation and Improvement Division 217-524-4832 The Interactive Illinois Report Card (815) 753-0978 Resources Slide 3 3 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 Center on Innovation and Improvement Slide 4 4 District Improvement Plans Submission Date 90 days following initial notification of status at IWAS Slide 5 5 School Improvement Plan Submission date 135 days after the initial IWAS notification to district superintendent Slide 6 6 Targeted Feedback Slide 7 7 Tools for a Specific End Less Red Tape and More Learning Minimized hoop- jumping Focused planning on key audience overall good sense Slide 8 8 Harsh Realities Perfect plans improved student achievement Plans are required by NCLB and state law Clear and critical need to focus on learning Slide 9 9 Winning Winning Plans Measurable Implemented with fidelity Monitored Focused on what works Slide 10 10 How? All plans submitted via the Interactive Illinois Report Card Slide 11 11 The Interactive Illinois Report Card passwords: Sample login screen Slide 12 12 District in District Involvement in School Planning Increasing assistance with planning as school does not make AYP Slide 13 13 Lessons Learned from the Best Foster little doubt about implementation Build a strong relationship between data, strategies/activities, and monitoring Detail roles, responsibilities, expectations Plan critical changes in classroom practice Slide 14 14 Plan implementation is the Huge Assumption- What do plan users have to know to implement the plan with fidelity and monitor progress? Slide 15 15 Tip 1: Write for the Right Audience The primary audience for the plan is the userthose who will implement this plan. Slide 16 16 Tip 2: Look Beyond AYP Slide 17 17 Tip 3: Take Care to Consider the Factors Contributing to Achievement Whats contributing to your progress? Are these factors internal or external? Are you blaming the kids? Slide 18 18 Coarse and fine grain internal factors Whats preventing students from learning? School culture doesnt 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 Teachers do not have adequate coaching or support to implement strategies Mile wide and inch deep curriculum Teachers arent clear about whats expected in classrooms Instruction doesnt span cognitive levels Insufficient teacher learning/team time School culture doesnt reflect rigor, relevance, relationship Kids dont have equitable access to the curriculum Kids arent in the least restrictive educational environment Teachers need ELL training Slide 19 19 Doing What Works Indicators of Effective Practice Slide 20 20 Tip 4: Be Specific and Thorough Is the plan specific enough? Is the action plan sufficient? Is it clear how you will track progress? Slide 21 21 Tip 5: Focus and Coordinate Strategies and Activities Slide 22 22 Objective: While the current achievement in math for students with disabilities subgroup is 66.5% meeting/exceeding for ISAT, this subgroup will make AYP of at least 85% in 2011 and 92.5% for 2012 or Safe Harbor. Strategies: 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 Slide 23 23 Tip 6: Focus on Student Learning Slide 24 24 Sample Plans While no plan is perfect, 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. Slide 25 25 For assistance Contact your ROE/ISC The Interactive Illinois Report Card (815) 753-0978 Carol Diedrichsen


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