The Office of School Improvement has been designed to lead, guide, and mentor principals through the school improvement process; and to promote student achievement by providing highly functional learning environments. Using direct classroom observations and intensive data analysis, our office seeks to provide strategic building blocks that will turn our schools into high-performance organizations that drive individual student achievement to new levels.
Fundamental implementation of short-term and long-range student achievement and school improvement initiatives depends on the integration of research, policy, and practice. One strategy will be to develop work-plans and programs to promote growth and improvement in underperforming schools and students. Other strategies will include collaborative planning and shared decision-making among secondary principals and departments within the Office of School Improvement.
This Office is also charged with monitoring the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) process to ensure that the system achieves Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). These goals are reached when we set high benchmarks for student achievement and school improvement.
Three central-level departments fall under the direction of the Office of School Improvement:
- Academic Rigor
- Research, Assessment, and Accountability