Kansas Learning Network
Findings and the Future
• Presented the document to our District
Improvement Team (DIT).
• DIT Analysis
1. Summarize and Share the report.
2. Determine the most important points to share with the
3. Make recommendations for adjustments to the strategic
Clear, aligned strategic plan Organizational leadership structure
District and plan focused on – district level
student achievement o Org. Chart
Clear expectations for BOE and o Job Descriptions
admin team “Front loaded” strategic plan
District operates on a team o Reprioritize
approach – all levels Additional Communication
Strong, competent and committed o District
BOE and admin team o Parents
Data-driven decision making o Community
New evaluation process for the Focus with so many new initiatives
bldg administration Board involvement with budget.
DIP built around MTSS model Stability in administrative staff
1. Examine job titles, job descriptions, and reporting assignments among the
district’s central office and make changes as appropriate.
2. Examine the timelines in the strategic plan and make changes as
appropriate. In addition, make plans to evaluate the quality of
implementation and impact of key district initiatives and adjust as
3. Provide supports and regularly monitor progress at the middle school to
ensure a smooth transition of the new administrative team.
4. Develop and implement a plan for more effectively engaging the Board,
principals, and other key stakeholders in the budget process.
Youthful leadership District community has an
Increased morale throughout the inferiority complex and low
Creation of DIT allowed for: Crisis Lacks significant post-secondary
PBS/Discipline Policy Explore IB, AP, and dual enroll
All day Kindergarten District Demographics
9th grade Academy Lacking significant community
Dual Enrollment support, resources, partners and
District wide technology adoption identity.
Data Driven Culture Dated facilities/texts.
Emphasis on protecting Student behavior among
counselors, social workers, subgroups
nurses. Increase of certain populations
PBS support and consistency
1. Develop and implement a plan with the goal of significantly increasing the
percentage of Turner students who apply, enroll, and graduate with a
post-secondary degree/training. The plan should take into consideration
support programs (such as AVID) and AP and/or IB classes and may need
to include a public awareness campaign.
2. Develop and implement a plan for improving district and school
communications with parents and the community at large.
Centralized Management of Minimal evidence of standards
Curriculum based instruction at the secondary
Bullseye (Standards based level.
Curriculum) Minimal evidence of culturally
Significant evidence of standards diverse perspective.
based instruction at the elementary 50% teacher worksheets (reading
level. and math)
Significant evidence of teachers Lack of buy-in, knowledge, and skill
checking for understanding and on sped’s part to implement and
providing feedback. differentiate new curriculum.
Maintain fidelity and thoroughness
of implementation of new
Tier 2 & 3 resources, skills and
Safe, orderly learning Different perceptions between
environments principals and teachers
Time is provided for Lack of resources
collaboration Implementation of Special
Developed a common language Education
for instruction Staff Development
Program implementations – Student Empowerment
MTSS, Mapping, Marzano, PDK
Strong Assessment Bank Apply PDK data to change
Infinite Campus – strong practice at all levels
Use of multiple assessment Bigger variety in types of
data assessments – not just
PDKs monitoring instruction paper/pencil.
and PD Curriculum based measures
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
1. Develop a plan, reorganize the central office, and create systems for
fostering and sustaining systemic coherence with regard to the way the
district serves students with disabilities and English language learners
(inclusion, MTSS, and differentiation).
Research/Data Based Instructional Coaches – mixed
Aligned with District Plan review, many hats
Balance – ½ building and ½ Add district wide induction
Curriculum Alignment and PLC consistency and
ELL needs – endorsing more
PD Topics: Differentiated
Instruction, Rigor, Inclusion,
New Principal Induction,
Management, Learning goals,
Increase participation in Job Evaluation Instrument
Fairs/Recruiting Induction Program
Increase in Student Teachers 20% turnover
Certify Sped (Ottawa, PSU) Sped/ESL/Minority teachers
Technology integration in
Coaches, Tech coaches
Adjustment in salary schedule
(steps and pay)
Human Resources & Professional Development
1. Implement professional learning communities and a high-quality
induction program for new teachers district wide.
1. Define the responsibilities and structure the
reporting of senior staff to facilitate the district
meeting its goals and objectives and
implementing its theory of action.
2. Design an instructional delivery and support
system – built around MTSS, inclusion, and
differentiation – that effectively educates
students with disabilities and English language