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School Improvement

School Improvement Process

The task of educating the nation’s children is significant, and schools across the country face a variety of challenges in the pursuit of this mission. When a school fails to meet federal benchmarks in reading and mathematics for two years in a row, it is required to produce and implement a school improvement plan. A school improvement plan is the first step in improving the quality of education that it provides.

Through the School Improvement Process we identify the academic and priority goals along with strategies for each school. School leadership and school leadership teams refine their action plan annually to define their school’s targeted work to raise achievement and prepare every student to graduate.

Effectiveness of School Improvement

For Schools struggling to meet federal benchmarks for education in reading and math, a school improvement plan can prove to be very effective. By taking a close look at its weaknesses and determining specific based approaches to address those areas, a school can quickly improve the educational outcomes of students.

Why is it important for parents to be involved in the School Improvement Process?

Studies show that students who have parents involved in their schooling perform better, and a school improvement plan works to emphasize this factor. Plans are required to explain how a school will encourage interaction between parents and teachers, as well as having parents involved in some of the decisions that are made in the school. When parents feel invested in the education of their child, they provide a better foundation for the student to build from. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the school improvement process.

What areas will be reviewed, monitored, and addressed?

In the office of school improvement, we will monitor all data points including attendance for both students and teachers, chronic absenteeism, academic data, discipline, graduation rate, as well as provide coaching for administrators & teachers, conduct professional development as needed, conduct classroom observations with feedback, conduct monthly leadership team meetings, and offer teacher and administrative support to all schools.