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     School Improvement Planning
     
    PDCA
     
     

    (The text below is excerpted from the North Carolina School Improvement Planning Implementation Guide, Version 2.1, September 2013)
    School improvement planning provides a mechanism for identifying needs and establishing a common approach to meeting those needs at the school level. Effective school improvement planning contributes to overall school performance by:
     
    • Establishing an understanding of the “big picture” of a school's current state, including student achievement, school environment, teacher community, parent community, and administrative issues;
     
    • Reaching consensus across the school community on which needs represent the highest priorities for action based upon the potential to improve overall student and school performance; and
     
    • Identifying for implementation goals and strategies, including specific targets, indicators and milestones required to address the school priorities.
      
    See the attached PDF for more information regarding the school improvement planning process.           NC School Improvement Implementation Guide 
     
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