Training Offered on Comprehensive District and School Improvement Planning
The Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, in conjunction with AdvancEd, will offer a three-hour training session at various locations across the state regarding comprehensive school improvement planning (CSIP) and comprehensive district improvement planning (CDIP). Comprehensive improvement planning involves each of us regardless of our role. Issues arise when this plan is not the driver of the work within our organizations or when stakeholders are not able to establish the priority barriers to student achievement from a comprehensive needs assessment process.
In this training, participants will explore a new streamlined CSIP/CDIP process using improvement planning to connect the district/school level goals and strategies aligned to the Key Core Work Processes. Furthermore, we will explore the leadership team's role in cultivating and leveraging improvement plans to drive the daily work.
Those responsible for CSIP and CDIP development should attend. This training session will also provide an overview of statutory due dates. Morning (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. local time) and afternoon sessions (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) will be available. To register for a training, please go to the Continuous Improvement/eProve Training Registration Site.
Training locations and dates are as follows:
Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (Hazard) - September 28 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (Cold Springs) - October 16 REGISTRATION FULL
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (Ashland) - October 19
Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (Lexington) - October 22
Southeast/South Central Educational Cooperative (London) - October 29 REGISTRATION FULL
Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (Bowling Green) - November 5 AM SESSION REGISTRATION FULL
Pennyrile State Park (Dawson Springs) - November 12
Understanding Continuous Improvement
Tools for Building Effective CSIP/CDIP Components
In brief, continuous improvement should involve reviewing data, diagnosing needs, setting goals, and planning strategies that can be deployed through actionable steps, or activities. When schools concern themselves solely with compliance, they have lost the spirit of continuous improvement.
Goals and Objectives reflect measurable student achievement, and student achievement is determined by the processes, practices and conditions found within a school. We believe that all practices, processes and conditions are attributable to one or more of the Strategic Key Core Work Processes below:
Once a strategy is identified, schools can begin to determine the actionable steps or classroom activities that will be undertaken to effectively address critical needs. These activities should be monitored quarterly for progress.
Goal Building Templates
The development of goals, objectives strategies and activities is slated to take place during phase III of the continuous improvement process (November 1-January 1) and will be conducted using the offline templates.
Once completed to satisfaction, the documents should be uploaded into the eProve Platform using the Phase III Goal Builder Diagnostic. Users may add columns and rows as needed while staying within the basic framework of the templates. eProve administrative users can manipulate the documents as many times as desired throughout the course of the year, uploading the latest versions as often as desired.