Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and Districts

Published: 12/1/2017 3:56 PM

School and district improvement efforts focus on student needs through a collaborative process involving all stakeholders to establish and address priority needs, district funding, and 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.

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Download CSIP/CDIP Goal Building Template
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 this offline template. Once completed to satisfaction, the document 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 template. eProve administrative users can manipulate the document as many times as desired throughout the course of the year, uploading the latest versions as often as desired.   
Continuous Improvement/eProve Training
The Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, in conjunction with AdvancEd, will offer a series of three-hour training sessions. Morning and afternoon sessions will be available and include an overview of comprehensive school improvement planning, highlighting the four-phase process and transition from ASSIST to eProve in 2017-18. Additionally, we will examine the critical role of the Needs Assessment and use of Key Core Work Processes to drive and inform strategic planning efforts. The training sessions will also feature a segment from the Office of Teaching and Learning detailing the use of the School and District Equitable Access Diagnostic – a required component of comprehensive school/district improvement planning. 

There will be an AM (8:30-11:30) session at Pennyrile State Park, Dawson Springs on November 16, registration is closed.

CDIPs and CSIPs are due to KDE on January 1 based on public release of data via the School Report Card
 new.jpg 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 andstrategy_orig.jpg 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 Key Core Work Processes below: 

Once a strategy is identified, schools can begin to determine the actionable steps or activities that will be
undertaken to effectively address critical needs. These activities should be monitored quarterly for progress.

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Brandon Quick
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791
Fax (502) 564-8149