Stage Six – Develop and Implement Plan
Meeting Four: Planning Team
The Kansas Improvement Process is inherently flexible, allowing districts to adjust the process, agendas, and/or activities to fit the needs of the district/school. Although this meeting is represented as one session, it could be a series of sessions.
What are the objectives for the fourth meeting?
A goal of this meeting is to develop and implement an improvement plan that addresses the learning needs of all students. This includes writing an improvement plan that clearly identifies a systematic approach outlining connections between current challenges, SMART goals, identified SBR strategies, staff development, stakeholder involvement, and measures of success.
What are the tasks for the first part of the meeting?
- Warm-up and/or team-school activities as appropriate.
- Review SMART goals.
- Review strategies, interventions, programs, etc. that were researched by the planning team.
- Using established decision-making methods, select strategies, interventions, programs, etc. for each of the SMART goals.
What are the tasks for the second part of the meeting?
- Using the template in the Integrated Improvement Plan for Districts and/or Schools, identify the action steps to accomplish the SMART Goal and determine the following for each action step:
- Person(s) Responsible
- Resources Needed
- Indicators of Success
- Analyze plans using the plan rubrics.
- Determine and plan for professional development needs of the planning team to support implementation of the improvement plan(s).
- Focus on including a multi-tiered system of support in the improvement plan that matches student academic and behavioral needs with instruction/support.
- Determine methods to monitor implementation of the District and/or school improvement plan(s).
- Determine benchmarks for attaining the goal and indicators of success for each benchmark.