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.

Implement for Sustainability
Implement for sustainability
Real World Challenge: Bailey's Story, Part 10

“It is hard to believe I have been here almost nine months,” Bailey Pittman e-mailed Frank Perez. “I really appreciate all the advice you have given me. I am getting a bit anxious because soon my assignment will end, and I want to make sure the work is sustainable after I leave. Any suggestions?”

“Good to hear from you,” replied Frank. “I have found that work I have guided is most sustainable when I create processes for helping the leaders of the schools monitor and report their progress regularly and when I have worked deliberately to create ownership by specific individuals. I help them to perceive the work and the results as their efforts, not ...

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