ERIC Number: ED483454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Comprehensive School Improvement Planning. Framework for Schools. April 2004.
Kentucky Department of Education
Kentucky?s school improvement planning process is designed to include all school stakeholders (parents, staff and administrators) in creating a plan to ensure that all students in a school show continuous academic improvement. This guidebook is designed to take schools step-by-step through a high quality planning process that will meet state and federal requirements and best practice standards. The planning process accomplishes this task in several ways. The process has multiple steps that should be followed in order to produce a plan of high quality and meaning. The planning process begins with the development of statements that reflect the vision, mission and beliefs of the school. This is followed by a needs assessment in which data is studied to determine the priority needs of the school. Next is an analysis of the causes for those needs. Once root causes of the needs are identified, overall goals are written to address the priority needs. This is followed by measurable objectives that are designed to accomplish each goal and activities that are designed to implement the objectives. Then, the school must look at available resources to determine how to fund the activities. Once the plan is developed, the school council and school improvement committee will monitor the activities laid out in the plan to ensure that they are implemented effectively. Once implemented, procedures must be put in place to evaluate the effectiveness of each activity. As these activities are evaluated the plan should be revised to modify or eliminate weak activities and create new ones if they are needed to accomplish the objective. An appended technical assistance document contains information about the NCLB consequences for Title I schools and districts that do not make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in meeting federal goals.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Department of Education