Comprehensive Improvement Planning

Comprehensive Improvement Planning for Schools and Districts

Published: 7/26/2018 9:04 AM

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.

Continuous Improvement Summit Registration Now Open

Please join us for the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit on September 17-18, co-hosted by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and AdvancED. Through a partnership focused on ensuring success for all learners, KDE and AdvancED are excited about offering a valuable professional learning experience to meet your needs. During the Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit, KDE leaders, Kentucky teachers and administrators will provide all of the up-to-date information you need to effectively lead your district, school or classroom during the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. Learn about upcoming accountability changes as well as the latest instructional tools and best practices. Educators from across the state of Kentucky will connect and network during this two-day event. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn from experts and peers to enhance your continuous improvement efforts. For additional information, the Continuous Improvement Summit Flyer is available. To register visit the AdvancEd Registration page. Join the journey! #KYCIS2018

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.

Natasha Napier
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 

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Phase One: August 1 - October 1

  • Continuous Improvement Diagnostic

Phase Two: October 1 - November 1

  • The Needs Assessment for Schools

  • The Needs Assessment for Districts

  • School Assurances

  • District Assurances

  • School Safety Report

  • District Safety Report

Phase Three: November 1 - January 1

  • Comprehensive Improvement Plan for Schools

  • Comprehensive Improvement Plan for Districts

  • Closing the Achievement Gap Diagnostic

  • Executive Summary for Schools

  • Executive Summary for Districts

  • The Superintendent Gap Assurance

  • Title I Annual Review Diagnostic

Phase Four: January 1 - December 31

  • Progress Monitoring

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