Using Data for Continuous School Improvement Education for the Future http://eff.csuchico.edu Bradley J. Geise email@example.com
Education for the Future Background • California State University, Chico • Education for the Future – Non-Profit Initiative • Victoria L. Bernhardt, Exec Director • Funded by contracts. • 15 Books, Conferences, Institutes, Workshops. • Manage long-term implementation contracts.
Education for the Future Today’s Focus The Processes That Produce Our Results
Education for the Future Outcomes Everyone knows: • The importance of process measurement in comprehensive data analysis. • The specific role of organizational processes and the importance of assessing these as a staff.
Education for the Future Agenda • Review the role of process measurement in comprehensive data analysis. • Assess systems-level processes / how you are doing relative to CIPlanning with the Continuous Improvement Continuums.
Mission Vision Continuous Improvement Cycle
Education for the Future Mission succinctly defines the fundamental purpose of an organization or an enterprise, describing why they exist.
Education for the Future Vision defines the desired or intended future state of an organization or enterprise in terms of its fundamental objectives relative to key, core areas (curr, inst, assess, environ).
Education for the Future All Data Analysis Must Lead Us To The Processes That Produce Our Results
Education for the Future Where are we now? Assessing Processes Schools are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting now. If schools want different results, they must measure and then change their processes to create the results they really want.
Education for the Future Measuring School Processes Processes include… • Actions, changes, functions that bring about a desired result • Curriculum, instructional strategies, assessment, programs, interventions … • The way we work.
Education for the Future Measuring School Processes • The missing link in improving K-12 education • The missing link in meeting NCLB requirements
Education for the Future Measuring School Processes If you are not monitoringand measuring program implementation, the program probably does not exist.
Education for the Future Where are we now? Measuring Processes With The CICs
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement Continuums Assessing Process Across the School/ District System
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement Continuums • Systems level process measurement tool. • Assessment of where you are in the Continuous Improvement Planning process that involves all staff and presents the opportunity to prescribe specific next steps.
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement Continuums Assessing Process Across the School/ District System The 7 continuums describe the school/district system. • • Information and Analysis • Student Achievement • Quality Planning • Professional Development • Leadership • Partnership Development • Cont. Improvement and Evaluation • A consensus assessment of the system by all staff. Next steps… • Important benchmark to see strengths vs. challenges to implement change, links between continuums.
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement Continuums Coming to Consensus • Individually, think about where you would place your school within the continuums. • Come to consensus • Identify and document next steps.
Education for the Future Information and Analysis Please see if you can identify where your school district is right now with respect to Information & Analysis —APPROACH,IMPLEMENTATION,and OUTCOME
Education for the Future Student Achievement “Shared visions emerge from personal visions. This is how they derive their energy and how they foster commitment… If people don’t have their own vision, all they can do is‘sign up’for someone else’s. The result is compliance, never commitment.” Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline
Education for the Future Preconditions for School Improvement • Instructional Coherence. • A Shared Vision for School Improvement. • Data-Driven Decision Making.
Education for the Future Quality Planning “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world” Joel A. Barker
Education for the Future Quality Planning • Mission, vision, goals. • One action plan to vision. • Budget matches action plan.
Education for the Future Leadership “An essential factor in leadership is the capacity to influence and organize meaning for the members of the organization.” Tom Peters
Education for the Future Leadership • Assists everyone in the organization in implementing the vision. • Structures in alignment with the vision. • Roles and responsibilities. • Effective meetings.
Education for the Future Professional Learning “It’s easy to get the players. Getting‘em to play together, that’s the hard part.” - Casey Stengel
Education for the Future Professional Learning • Includes everyone on the staff. • How to implement the vision. • Planned in advance.
Education for the Future Partnership Development “The key to effective partnerships—Both parties must contribute and both parties must benefit.” -JereJacobs
Education for the Future Partnership Development • Start with what we expect students to know and be able to do. • Collaborate with: • Parents • Community • Businesses
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement and Evaluation “Continuous improvementcauses us to think aboutupstream process improvement; not downstream damage control.” -Teams & Tools
Education for the Future Continuous Improvement and Evaluation • Align elements to vision. • Systems thinking. • Next steps. • Evaluate all parts of the system.
Education for the Future Next Steps