Adapted from Sparta Area Schools and Ingham ISD

Each year, districts review policies and practices to consider ways to enhance student achievement. This process, commonly referred to as the school improvement process is deeply embedded in building, district and state planning and accountability systems, and has becomes an integral and necessary part of school district reform.

While Public Act 25 (PA 25) does not require districts to develop a district improvement plan, those districts who receive, or will be applying for any of the federal grant resources contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation will have to develop a district plan. These plans should be based on a comprehensive needs assessment that analyzes multiple data sources across the four content areas, and the system processes and practices that support student achievement. Coordinated resources are also to be used in addressing district goals.

Districts develop a 3-5 improvement plan and use the plan as a blueprint to establish goals and objectives that will guide teaching for learning, resource allocation, staff development, data management and assessment.

Steps of the district school improvement process are: 1-Gather, 2-Study, 3-Plan, and 4-Do. Access Wayne RESA's online district school improvement planning toolkit in the left column. Click on an improvement planning stage for resources and tools to help you build a dynamic district improvement plan.

School Improvement



District Data Profile and AnalysisTo Be Announced
District Process Rubrics (19)February 2013 to April 15, 2013
AdvancED Michigan Self AssessmentFebruary 2013 to April 15, 2013
District Improvement PlanFebruary 2013 to June 28, 2013