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1 USING THE INDISTAR ® ACTION PLANNING TOOL October 8, 2012 Andy Kelly, Assistant Superintendent Travis Campbell, K-12 Director Megan Eliasson, Administrative Assistant Nathan Marciochi, Information Technology Technician Sue Cohn, School Improvement Specialist Office of Student and School Success

2 Share overview of action planning process Describe why we chose Indistar ® Outline process to create Student and School Success Action Plan using the Indistar ® tool Share support for schools to use the tool Describe next steps for Priority, Focus, and Emerging Schools Respond to questions GOALS FOR WEBINAR 2

3 OVERVIEW OF ACTION-PLANNING PROCESS 3

4 Provide strong leadership. Ensure that teachers are effective and able to improve instruction. Redesign the day or school year to provide additional time for student learning and teacher collaboration. Ensure instructional program is research-based, rigorous, and aligned with standards in order to meet the academic needs of all students. Use data to inform instruction and for continuous improvement and provide time for collaboration on the use of data. Improve school safety and discipline and other non-academic factors, such as students social, emotional, and health needs. Provide ongoing mechanisms for family and community engagement. FOUNDATION: STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUCCESS PRINCIPLES 4

5 Three-Phase Approach: Initial Action Plan Needs Assessment Student and School Success Action Plan COHERENCE ACROSS THE SYSTEM

6 WHY INDISTAR ® ? 6

7 Can be used to inform, coach, sustain, track, and report improvement activities Research-based Aligned with Student and School Success Principles Describes specific behaviors and practices National bank of indicators; can differentiate at state level Flexible to allow innovation at school level Supports schools to develop School wide Plan WHY INDISTAR ® ? 7

8 A concrete expression of a professional practice that research demonstrates contributes to student learning. An indicator is expressed in plain language so that a school team can answer with certainty whether or not it is standard practice in the school. DEFINITION OF AN INDICATOR OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE

9 A Leadership Team consisting of the principal, teachers who lead instructional teams, and other key professional staff meets regularly (twice a month or more for an hour each meeting. Teachers are organized into grade-level, grade-level cluster, or subject-area instructional teams. Professional development includes an emphasis on indicators of effective teaching. Units of instruction include standards-based objectives and criteria for mastery. EXAMPLES OF KEY INDICATORS OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE

10 OVERVIEW

11 PROCESS TO CREATE THE STUDENT AND SCHOOL SUCCESS PLAN USING THE INDISTAR ® ACTION TOOL 11

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49 AVAILABLE RESOURCES 49 Content Questions: Travis Campbell Content Questions: Leadership Coaches Technical Questions: Nate Marciochi and Megan Eliasson Indistar ® website at Indicators in Action at Regional Educational Service District (ESD)

50 NEXT STEPS 50 Complete Needs Assessment process. Gather Initial Action Plan and Feedback, as well as additional data, to inform decision-making. Familiarize yourself and Leadership Team with the Indistar ® tool. Prepare Leadership Team to facilitate staff in using the Indistar ® tool to craft the Student and School Success Action Plan. Craft the Student and School Success Action Plan; ask if questions arise. Submit in Indistar ®. Priority and Focus complete your budget in iGrant.

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