Presentation on theme: "Schoolwide Planning, Part III: Strategic Action Planning"— Presentation transcript:
1 Schoolwide Planning, Part III: Strategic Action Planning Title I, Part A,Schoolwide Planning, Part III:Strategic Action PlanningTitle I UniversityJanuary 29, 2015Virginia Department of EducationOffice of Program Administration and Accountability
2 Session Objectives Review of Phase II Goal Setting – Developing SMART GoalsMoving Beyond Goal DevelopmentStrategies and Action StepsImplementation and MonitoringConclusion – Putting it All TogetherReview of Schoolwide Planning ProcessConducting the CNADeveloping SMART goalsStrategic Action PlanningThe Schoolwide Plan Template
3 Review of Session #2: Goal Setting During the last session, you were guided through a goal-setting process to address areas of need identified in the CNA. Today, we will discuss how to develop an action plan to achieve the desired state as defined by the goals you have set.Current State:What is our vision for improvement? Where do we hope to be in 2-3 years?ABDesired State:How will we get there?How will we know that we’ve met our goals?
4 Core Elements of a Schoolwide Plan Title I schoolwide programs are implementedbased on 3 core elements:a comprehensive plan based on the strengths/areas for improvement from the CNAan annual evaluation on the implementation of the plan to gauge effectiveness of the strategies utilizeda comprehensive needs assessment on the performance of all student populationsComponents 2-10 of the “Ten Components” of a SWPComponent 1 of the “Ten Components” of a SWP
5 10 Components of a Schoolwide Plan A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school;Schoolwide reform strategies that:Provide opportunities for all children to meet the state's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement;Use effective methods and instructional strategies that are based on scientifically based research;Include strategies to address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting the State student academic achievement and how the school will determine if such needs have been met;Instruction by highly qualified teachers;High-quality and on-going professional development;Strategies to attract high-quality highly qualified teachers to high-need schools;Strategies to increase parental involvement;Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs to local elementary school programs;Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of academic assessments in order to provide information on, and to improve, the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program;Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely additional assistance; andCoordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs.
6 Schoolwide Program Planning Cycle CNAInquiry ProcessSMARTGoalsSW Plan DesignImplementationMonitoring and EvaluationIn Part II, a process for developing SMART goals was presented. Today’s session will focus on the identification of targeted, research-based strategies and designing an action plan to implement these strategies. Then we’ll pull it all together by addressing implementation, monitoring, using the schoolwide planning template, and a timeline for plan review
7 Comprehensive plan development extends beyond goal-setting. Tip for successComprehensive plan development extends beyond goal-setting.During this phase, teams will identify targeted, research-based strategies aligned with the attainment of the SMART goals developed. Next, action steps will be set to implement the strategies.In this phase teams will develop the step-by-step roadmap to achieve the desired state. It will be important to focus on research-based strategies that address root causes for each area of focus.
8 Developing the Strategic Action Plan The strategic action plan clearly describes:Targeted research-based strategies;Action steps;Responsibility; andMonitoring and frequencyso that anyone in the school is able to understand the adult practices which will be regularly measured and monitored to ensure effective implementation.
10 Targeted Research-Based Strategies When reviewing research-based strategies, consider the following questions:Does the strategy address the root causes that we identified?Are there potential barriers to success (human capacity, time, funding) in implementing the strategy? How can the barriers be overcome?
11 Action StepsWhen developing action steps to implement the chosen research-based strategies, consider the following questions:What is the purpose of the activity?How or why will the activity lead to the desired result?How will the implementation of multiple action steps be coordinated?
12 ResponsibilityWhen assigning responsibility for implementing each action step, consider the following questions:Should one person be responsible, or a group of people?PlanningImplementingMonitoringHow can responsibility be distributed so that one person isn’t responsible for most or all action steps?
13 Monitoring and Frequency When developing a monitoring plan, consider the following questions:How will progress towards achieving the desired outcome be measured?Are specific timelines established, instead of more generally stated timeframes (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually)?Are timelines coordinated with each other?Is responsibility for monitoring distributed across a range of individuals?
14 Schoolwide Program Planning Cycle CNAInquiry ProcessSMARTGoalsSW Plan DesignImplementationMonitoring and EvaluationIn Part II, a process for developing SMART goals was presented. Today’s session will focus on the identification of targeted, research-based strategies and designing an action plan to implement these strategies. Then we’ll pull it all together by addressing implementation, monitoring, using the schoolwide planning template, and a timeline for plan review
17 Conclusion and Next Steps What did we accomplish today? We:Developed an understanding of how to determine strategic action stepsReviewed all steps in developing the schoolwide planWhat comes next?“Monitoring and Revising the Schoolwide Plan” -- Title I University session for divisions/schools with existing schoolwide plans – March 12, 2015Schoolwide plans for new schoolwide schools should be submitted to the division’s Title I specialist by May 1, 2015BAPoint A – Where we are; Point B – figuring out where you need to be – phase two. Phase 3 – how to get there (the road map)
19 Lynn Sodat, Ph.D., Title I Coordinator Contact infoLynn Sodat, Ph.D., Title I CoordinatorVirginia Department of EducationOffice of Program Administration & AccountabilityTel:Title I, Part A, Web Page