REL Mid-Atlantic is partnering with the Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement (OLDSI) at the Maryland State Department of Education.
The initiative aims to co-develop a tool to track OLDSI's services to and engagement with schools that need Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). It also supports the state in taking the actions outlined in its plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
OLDSI and REL Mid-Atlantic are partnering to identify two key things: 1) Research on leading indicators that can be used to monitor the progress of school improvement; and 2) Indicators and measures to track the state's implementation of support to schools for improving student outcomes.
The point of developing a progress monitoring tool is not to collect new data, but to organize and use the data that are already available to track progress.
The tool is based on the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement, developed by the Center on School Turnaround: turnaround leadership, talent development, instructional transformation, and culture shift. Read the Entire Article
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