Docstoc

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Document Sample
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                                                                             REVISED 8/27/03
                                                             DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                               Department of Research, Planning, and Special Programs



                                                          SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING
                                                                     GUIDE
                                                                                                           COLLABORATIVE
 COMPLETION                        PRINCIPAL                                TEACHERS                          SCHOOL                    AREA SUPERINTENDENT
     DATE                                                                                                    COMMITTEE
August                 Based on teachers’ review, orders          Reviews inventory of materials
                       necessary supplies and materials           and supplies.

August                 Develops schedule for coaches.                                                 .

August                 Builds staff development plan.                                                                                 Reviews staff development plan.

August                 Completes school safety plan.                                                  Reviews discipline and safety
                                                                                                      procedures included in school
                                                                                                      safety plan. When
                                                                                                      appropriate, approves such
                                                                                                      procedures.

August                 Develops parent compact based              Provides input to principal about   Reviews and provides
                       on input from Collaborative                parent compact elements.            guidance for parent compact.
                       Committee and staff
August-                Reviews CSAP data, school
September              performance indicators,
                       accreditation information,
                       adequate yearly progress data,
                       and disaggregated data.
                       Develops draft school objectives
                       that are high and achievable,
                       based on school performance
                       indicators.


School Improvement Planning: Guide                                                                                                                       1


D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\56895d3c-57ff-4b1d-aeb6-9ab8ed1ef678.doc
                                                                                                          COLLABORATIVE
 COMPLETION                        PRINCIPAL                                 TEACHERS                        SCHOOL                  AREA SUPERINTENDENT
     DATE                                                                                                   COMMITTEE
August-                Reviews literacy program                   Assists in identifying strengths   .
September              implementation and staff                   and needs.
                       strengths and needs.

August-                Reviews mathematics program                Assists in identifying strengths
September              implementation and staff                   and needs.
                       strengths and needs.


August-                Identifies 2 to 3 areas for                Assists in identifying areas in
September              improvement based on staff                 need of improvement and
                       strengths and needs and                    developing plan to address
                       mathematics program                        them.
                       implementation. Develops a plan
                       to address them, which is
                       included in the school
                       improvement plan.


                  th
September 29           Compiles draft school                      Reviews draft plan and provides    Provides guidance,            Approves school improvement
                       improvement plan to include                suggestions for change.            evaluation, and approval of   plan.
                       school objectives, program                                                    school improvement plan.
                       improvement plans, and parent
                       compact.
                  th
September 15           Develops plan to implement                 Assists in developing plan to      Organizes a meeting for
                       parent compact.                            implement parent compact.          parents to orient them to
                                                                                                     parent compact.
                                                                                                     Assists in parent compact
                                                                                                     implementation.
             th
October 15             Develops personal performance                                                                               Approves principal objectives.
                       objectives as part of current year
                       appraisal, based on last year’s
                       appraisal, last year’s CSAP
                       results, and other outcome data
                       and personal priorities.




School Improvement Planning: Guide                                                                                                                     2


D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\56895d3c-57ff-4b1d-aeb6-9ab8ed1ef678.doc
                                                                                                                 COLLABORATIVE
 COMPLETION                        PRINCIPAL                                 TEACHERS                                SCHOOL                 AREA SUPERINTENDENT
     DATE                                                                                                          COMMITTEE
           th
October 15             Provides input into Million Word           Provide input into Million Word         Develops plan for
                       Campaign plan                              Campaign plan                           implementation of the Million
                                                                                                          Word Campaign in the school
                                                                                                          that involves teachers,
                                                                                                          students, parents, and
                                                                                                          community.
             th
October 15             Reviews and approves teacher               Develops appraisal objectives, in                                       Reviews teacher objectives.
                       objectives in collaboration with           collaboration with principal,
                       affected individuals, based on             based on guidance provided by
                       district guidance.                         district (applies to K-5 literacy, 4-
                                                                  8 mathematics, and 6-10 studio
                                                                  course). Collects student
                                                                  pretest/baseline data, where
                                                                  appropriate.
                  th
November 15            Facilitates collection of interim          Compiles student progress               Reviews student progress as     Reviews student progress,
                       literacy assessment information,           information based on interim            reported by principal.          identifies areas of concern, and
                       grade level meetings and                   literacy assessments. Makes                                             approves needed changes.
                       meetings with coaches to discuss           literacy program modifications
                       results, and makes program                 based on results in collaboration
                       adjustments.                               with principals, coaches, and
                                                                  other teachers.


                  th
November 15            Facilitates collection of interim          Compiles student progress               Reviews student progress as     Reviews student progress,
                       mathematics assessment                     information based on interim            reported by principal           identifies areas of concern, and
                       information, grade level meetings          mathematics assessments.                                                approves needed changes.
                       and meetings with coaches to               Makes mathematics program
                       discuss results, and makes                 modifications based on results in
                       program adjustments.                       collaboration with principals,
                                                                  coaches, and other teachers.




School Improvement Planning: Guide                                                                                                                             3


D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\56895d3c-57ff-4b1d-aeb6-9ab8ed1ef678.doc
                                                                                                           COLLABORATIVE
 COMPLETION                        PRINCIPAL                                TEACHERS                          SCHOOL                      AREA SUPERINTENDENT
    DATE                                                                                                     COMMITTEE
            th
November 15            At the middle and high school              Discusses implications of nine-                                       Monitors school changes based
                       levels, reviews students’ nine-            week grades with principal.                                           on review of grades.
                       week grades. Changes to
                       educational program made as
                       needed
            st
January 1              Develop student recruitment plan.          Provides input into student         Provides input into student
                                                                  recruitment plan.                   recruitment plan.

                                                                                                      Assists with student
                                                                                                      recruitment plan
                                                                                                      implementation by
                                                                                                      establishing relationships with
                                                                                                      parents, community members,
                                                                                                      and neighborhood
                                                                                                      organizations.
             st
February 1             Identifies professional readings                                               Collaborates with principal in
                       related to school improvement for                                              identifying readings and
                       collaborative committee and leads                                              participating in discussion to
                       discussion with collaborative                                                  develop shared understanding
                       committee.                                                                     of best practices.
                  th
February 15            Facilitates collection of interim          Compiles student progress           Reviews student progress as       Reviews student progress,
                       literacy assessment information,           information based on interim        reported by principal             identifies areas of concern, and
                       grade level meetings and                   literacy assessments. Makes                                           approves needed changes.
                       meetings with coaches to discuss           literacy program modifications
                       results, and makes program                 based on results in collaboration
                       adjustments.                               with principals, coaches, and
                                                                  other teachers.




School Improvement Planning: Guide                                                                                                                           4


D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\56895d3c-57ff-4b1d-aeb6-9ab8ed1ef678.doc
                                                                                                           COLLABORATIVE
 COMPLETION                        PRINCIPAL                                TEACHERS                            SCHOOL                   AREA SUPERINTENDENT
     DATE                                                                                                     COMMITTEE
            th
February 15            Facilitates collection of interim          Compiles student progress           Reviews student progress as      Reviews student progress,
                       mathematics assessment                     information based on interim        reported by principal            identifies areas of concern, and
                       information, grade level meetings          mathematics assessments.                                             approves needed changes.
                       and meetings with coaches to               Makes mathematics program
                       discuss results, and makes                 modifications based on results in
                       program adjustments.                       collaboration with principals,
                                                                  coaches, and other teachers.


April-May              Studies/identifies areas where the         Suggests areas where school         Validates success areas and      Reviews areas where school has
                       school has been successful.                has been successful                 organizes celebrations.          reported success.

April-May              Proposes school budget and                                                     Provides guidance,
                       staffing allocations.                                                          evaluation, and approval of
                                                                                                      the school budget and staffing
                                                                                                      allocations to ensure
                                                                                                      alignment with the school
                                                                                                      improvement plan.
      st
May 1                  Develops culminating activities,                                               Assists in communication with
                       including a plan to communicate                                                community and culminating
                       with community about school                                                    activities.
                       progress and successes.




School Improvement Planning: Guide                                                                                                                          5


D:\Docstoc\Working\pdf\56895d3c-57ff-4b1d-aeb6-9ab8ed1ef678.doc

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:8
posted:3/24/2010
language:English
pages:5