As expectations and accountability for student learning and performance have risen over the last decade, a new educational role has evolved: the School Improvement Specialist (SIS). The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide is designed to support and guide school improvement practitioners in effectively facilitating school improvement while meeting the ten standards established by The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). This book helps new school improvement specialists: Hit the ground running; Improve the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of their work; Increase their confidence in their professional practice; Understand the steps and knowledge needed to become a certified school improvement specialist

Whether you are a consultant, administrator, coach or teacher leader, this book helps you improve organizational processes and staff performance at your school site, ultimately raising student achievement.

Monitor Accountability and Adoption

Monitor accountability and adoption

Real World Challenge: Bailey's Story, Part 9

“Did you get the invitation I sent you?” Frank Perez asked Bailey Pittman. “We are having a special board presentation of the work we have completed over the last year on a student attendance initiative I have helped to facilitate. I would like you to come to see how we use these presentations to keep our work on track and celebrate our progress.”

“Yes, thank you for thinking of me. I plan to attend,” Bailey replied. “How did the attendance initiative get started?”

“A couple of years ago, we implemented and cascaded Balanced Scorecards, a performance dashboard, and data rooms at the district level and in each school. Our school boardroom is also a ...

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