District and School Improvement

School Improvement Fall Tour 2013

The purpose of Improvement Planning is to improve the quality of the student experience with teaching and learning in Idaho schools and districts. The Improvement Plan provides the framework for analyzing problems, identifying underlying causes, and addressing instructional issues in a school or district that has not made sufficient progress in student achievement.

The Improvement Plan should embody a plan that is comprehensive, highly structured specific and focused primarily on the school's instructional program. The plan should incorporate strategies based on scientifically based research that will strengthen the core academic subjects in the school and address the specific academic issues that caused the school to be identified for school improvement.

2013-2014 District & School Improvement Plans
Excel Icon 2013-2014 Schools and Districts Required to Submit (updated 1/2014)
PDF Icon 2013-2014 School Improvement Planning Workbook (updated 1/2014)

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The WISE Tool

Improvement Plans are to be written in Idaho's online system for Improvement Planning: The WISE (Ways to Improve School Effectiveness) Tool. These Improvement Plans are to be written based on existing funds available to the district/school, and provide clear direction as to how the district/school will address the areas for which AYP was not met.

For login please contact Shasta Oswald at soswald@sde.idaho.gov.

WISE Tool Login Link

Technical Assistance

If you are a school or district in Improvement Status, there are technical assistance options available to you. For general technical assistance related to effective practices, please contact your Regional School Improvement Coordinator. For assistance related to the WISE Tool or the requirements of Improvement Status, please contact Shasta Oswald. Their contact information is found to the left. If you are a school or district that is in Improvement Status, you may be eligible to participate in various technical assistance and support programs available through the Statewide System of Support (SSoS). The SSoS includes the Idaho Building Capacity (IBC) Project, the Network of Innovative School Leaders (NISL), the Superintendents Network of Support, and others. For more information, please visit these programs by clicking the links provided.


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