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.
Chapter 2: Facilitate Deriving Meaning and Engagement
Bailey Pittman looked at the charts before her. The first stage of her work with the high school had produced enough data and information for her to define the gap between the current levels of performance and the levels of performance the school needed to help every student succeed at high levels. Remembering Frank Perez's advice to avoid giving opinions or becoming prescriptive, she had listened closely during initial dialogue with her sponsor, the school superintendent, and those who worked in the school. Her questioning revealed some interesting information that helped her to shape some hypotheses about why the school was performing at the current levels. But she knew she ...