School and district improvement efforts focus on student needs through a collaborative process involving all shareholders. This collaborative process allows shareholders an opportunity to establish and address priority needs, evaluate district funding, and determine a process for closing achievement gaps between identified subgroups of students. Additionally schools and districts build upon their capacity for high-quality planning by making connections between academic resources and available funding to address targeted needs. Comprehensive District Improvement Plans (CDIPs) and Comprehensive School Improvement Plans (CSIPs) are to be submitted to KDE in eProve by January 1.
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.