District Improvement Plan
The 2010-11 District Improvement Plan
The work of the eighth annual District Improvement Plan officially will begin on July 1, 2010 at the beginning of Fiscal Year 2011 and in advance of the 2010-11 school year. The plan was approved by the Board of Education in March and was shared with district employees prior to the summer break. This “DIP” provides U-46 employees and other stakeholders with a one-page document that reflects the main goals and tasks to be completed during the next year.
The work is organized under five pillars and has specific Areas of Work. Last year’s plan had 19 Areas of Work; this year’s plan has only ten. Some are the same as those in the past, indicating the work to be continued over time. Others are new and reflect the need to focus on short-term improvements.
Within the plan, six of the ten Areas of Work are district priorities: three under Teaching, Learning, and Leadership; the two under Recognition and Interventions; and one under Family and Community Engagement. The priorities are:
Identify and implement high impact strategies such as review of grading policy, tasks assigned to students, alternative scheduling, and common assessment to ensure high expectations for students.
Develop and support Pre-K – 12 leaders throughout the different phases of their leadership work—from aspiring to retiring.
Continue to implement the Teacher Appraisal Plan (TAP) to increase powerful teaching and learning opportunities for all students.
Implement Response to Intervention (RtI) to improve student performance and close the achievement gaps among student groups.
Continue to recognize achievement and contributions at all levels.
Implement comprehensive family and community engagement strategies to increase academic achievement.