The PDSA Learning Wheel Act Plan Study Do Adjust strategy or, if it worked, implement it widely. Study the results: compare new data to baseline data Plan a change aimed at improvement: 1)Gather baseline data, 2) Establish a SMART Goal 3) Develop a strategy or approach Carry the plan out on a small scale
Results Orientation “The rationale for any strategy for building a learning organization revolves around the premise that such organizations will produce dramatically improved results.” ~ Peter Senge 1994
Results Orientation means… A supportive culture with shared, collective, and agreed-upon: decision making through researched-based information common language common, collective focus – ELOs common measurable goals (S.M.A.R.T.), using our data
Results Orientation means… A supportive culture with shared, collective, and agreed-upon: common tools common commitment to all students learning (OUR students vs my students) common commitment to adults learning
Levels of SMART Goals Challenging, inspiring, strategic far-reaching goals Prioritized targeted area(s) based on our unique student needs Focused on specific skills, knowledge within shorter time frame District- 5 year goal Building- 1-3 year goal Grade level/ Department- Quarter, semester or yearly goal
Assessing SMART Goals: Process Goals vs. Results Goals “Results goals focus on the desired result itself, not the “process” or the means they assume necessary to achieve that result.” Peter Senge, 1990. The Fifth Discipline.
Concept Attainment—Process vs. Results (means vs. ends) NO Implement an integrated math /science curriculum for PK-2. Develop a balanced literacy program for primary students. Adopt the letter people program for all PK classrooms. YES Reduce failure rate in math for all 6 th grade students. Increase the number of students who are reading at benchmark by the end of 1 st grade. Eliminate violent behavioral incidences.
Writing a SMART Goal By (who) ____________will gain/increase (what ) _______________ (an attainable amount) (when) on/by _______________ S M A R T Example: 85% of our 5 th graders will gain a proficient score (a 3 or 4) in expository writing by June assessment.
SMART goal process Examine Current reality (DDD, ask 5 whys) Vision for where you want the students to be -- DIALOGUE SMART goal What might be some action steps to achieve the goal? End result: Focused Learning and instruction
5 Whys………………… Why #1: Why do we have so many discipline referrals? Because a lot of students act inappropriately. Why #2: Why do they act inappropriately? Because they don’t know the rules. Why #3: Why don’t they know the rules? Because we haven’t explained and enforced them consistently. Why #4: Why haven’t we explained and enforced them consistently? Because we haven’t agreed on a common set of expectations. Why #5: Why haven’t we agreed on common expectations? Because we haven’t spent time together sharing our philosophy and expectations. Action: Let’s make the time to do that so we all get on the same page…… The Handbook for SMART School Teams by Anne Conzemius and Jan O’Neill
80/20 Rule 80% of the trouble comes from 20% of the problems Focus on the vital few: focus on improving the few that will achieve the greatest gain. May be low in visability, but are high in leverage.
SMART Goal Action Plan SMART Goal Indicators (What learning is necessary?) Strategies /Action Steps (What will be done?) Responsbility (Who will do it?) Timeframe (When will it be done?) Evidence of Effectiveness (Results?)
Collaborative Team Responsibility Provide the leadership team with a copy of their SMART Goal Report common assessment results to leadership team. – Collaborative Team Product Sheet – Excel spread sheet Report response of data results to leadership team Celebrate student achievement!