Parents and communities can now take a closer look at their school's performance and specific plans for improving academic results. That's due, in part, to the state's accountability system which now has all school improvement plans posted online and available to the public.
To find school and district improvement plans, visit www.schoolview.org/performance.asp, select the district, then school and click "Improvement Plan."
"Our hope is that by providing easier access to every school's improvement plan, it will spark a greater interest in how a community's school is performing and it will lend to more people helping their neighborhood schools succeed," said Lisa Medler, the state's director of improvement planning and Title II programs.
To make it easier for parents and others to understand the plans, the Department of Education now has consistent plan formats so parents with students at different schools will be able to more easily make sense of the information from one school to the next. The process of creating the plans is also relatively new and requires that schools delve deeper into the areas where improvement is needed to pin-point the best ways to address problems.blog comments powered by Disqus