For many districts, the improvement process can seem like trying to nail Jello to the wall. This fieldbook shows how to avoid a haphazard approach by focusing on all aspects of the system and specific issues that have most impact upon student achievement. This multidimensional process also entails increasing the competencies of everyone involved and implementing solutions districtwide. The authors outline a proven framework and offer step-by-step guidance for addressing the essential components and competencies of the local educational system. Key strategies include:
Concentrating on aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state and Common Core State Standards
Working on the underlying issues and people that impact the system
Gathering support from all staff members to maximize time, resources, and energy.