|8/13/2013 4:09:00 PM|
|Executive Numbered Memo 001-2013-14 - Modification to Submission Dates for District Continuous Improvement Plans|
TO: District Superintendents, District Administrators
From: James Carlile, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation
RE: Modification of Submission Dates for District Continuous Improvement Plans (2013-14—2015-16)
At their June, 2013 meeting, the Oregon State Board of Education approved a revision to the submission schedule for District Continuous Improvement Plans by amending the submission schedule from an every-two-year process to an every-three-year process. This new schedule requires Oregon school districts to complete a self-evaluation and submit a full report only once every three years. In a district’s non-submission years, the district would need to update their plan only if they have made, or are making, substantial changes in programs already approved by ODE.
Examples of such changes might include:
Use of the Indistar® data system will reduce or eliminate unnecessary paperwork and create a more flexible process that meets both state and federal requirements. The process should:
Indistar® is a web-based, continuous improvement process, adopted by Oregon for school and district continuous improvement planning. District and school leadership teams use this tool to assess their professional practice compared with indicators of research-based effective practice and to chart their course for improvement. The system supports this process with clear expectations, a structured process, and access to research and resources (R & R) related to each of the “indicators” of effective practice. The resulting Continuous Improvement Plan communicates to educators, students and their families, and the local community the process of self-evaluation, thoughtful planning, implementation, and monitoring of results to elevate professional practice targeting increased student achievement.
Trainings for district teams in using the Indistar® continuous improvement process tool were offered at the ODE Odyssey trainings and additional regional trainings will be held in September and will be listed on the ODE Events Registration website.
You can find a list of each district’s due date along with additional information on our Continuous Improvement Planning webpage .
If you have any questions, please contact Carla Wade at Carla.Wade@ode.state.or.us or 503-947-5631.
Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation
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