ERIC Number: ED439476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The SILC School Improvement Planning Process. The SILC Road.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.; PEAK Parent Center, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.; Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.
This guide outlines a school-improvement process to help schools develop an information system that improves services to students and their families. It looks at ways to build a leadership team that can orchestrate the work of families, school professionals, administrators, and students through the school-improvement process. It describes how to develop an information loop by generating a school profile that uses pictures, graphs, and text, all of which provide stakeholders with information about the school. The booklet also discusses how to decide on focus areas for change by analyzing the school profile, by gathering more information about a focus area, by developing target goals, and by scanning for potential resources. The text then details how to create an action cycle for each target goal. The action cycle prompts those in the school community to ask what they are trying to accomplish and how they can foster active involvement. It teaches how to scan for resources and how to get results. The guide demonstrates how to use quarterly checks to stay on track and how to develop new focus areas. The booklet closes with a series of questions on students and families, teaching and learning, community and culture, and systems thinking and doing. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.; PEAK Parent Center, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.; Colorado Univ., Denver. Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership.
Note: SILC stands for Supporting Inclusive Learning Communities.