Improvement Planning and Consolidated Monitoring

Published: 10/18/2013 1:08 PM

​The process of Improvement Planning in Kentucky is used as the means of determining how schools and districts will plan to ensure that all students are college and career ready.

Consolidated Monitoring provides a valuable tool for districts to not only ensure they are in compliance with state and federal regulations but also to focus on ways to develop more effective programs through collaboration and self evaluation.

Improvement Planning provides a process for focusing on school and district improvement efforts based on student needs. This is accomplished, first, by bringing together all stakeholders to plan for improvement with a focus on closing achievement gaps between groups of students based on identified needs. Then secondly, by building school and district capacity for high quality planning that includes making connections between the funds that flow into the district and the priority needs in schools. The plans developed from this process are maintained and monitored through the Adaptive System of School Improvement Support Tools (ASSIST). For detailed information on the Improvement Planning process, click here.
 
Consolidated Monitoring provides districts an opportunity to review state and federal programs with an eye toward effective implementation and collaboration. Aside from individual program reports, districts are provided consolidated reports that represent an opportunity for collaboration among the programs. Program monitors note effective practices identified during the monitoring visit as well as provide recommendations for addressing noted common concerns. These reports provide opportunities for programs to collaborate, streamline implementation and increase success within each.
Districts are encouraged to
  1. submit practices that have been noted as effective to the KDE Best Practices and Sustainability website for review, and
  2. utilize the Consolidated School and District Improvement Planning tools in ASSIST to track their efforts to address any common concerns noted by the monitoring team.
This approach provides districts with a powerful process for sustainable continuous improvement. For detailed information on the Statewide Consolidated Monitoring Process, click here.
Claude Christian
Next-Generation Schools and Districts
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
500 Mero Street, 8th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791
Fax (502) 564-8149