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.

Plan and Record
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Real World Challenge: Bailey's Story, Part 4

Frank Perez could hear the excitement in Bailey Pittman's voice when she called to report her progress. “We have been able to identify the underlying causes that are holding this school back,” she said. “We divided our focus into three categories: First, we focused on the workers (what adults in the school do or don't do that impacts what students are willing and able to do). Next, we focused on the workplace (what in the school context helps or prevents adults from doing what they could for students) and the work (what processes are needed or are not working as they could). I worked with the principal, the school leadership team, and teams of ...

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