School Improvement is the goal of the school planning and accreditation processes. Each school sets goals to improve student achievement and develops a School Improvement Plan laying out how the school will meet their goals.
The School Improvement process is defined as part of the accreditation process in Chapter 6, Section 11 of Education Rules as follows:
Section 11. School Improvement. The district shall monitor school improvement planning of its schools and coordinate activities in support of implementing these plans. (W.S. 21-2-304(a)(v)). This process shall include:
(a) Identification of district targets for improvement that reflect the common goals of individual school improvement plans based on state assessment system results in conjunction with the districts' assessment results.
(b) Coordination of district instructional, human and fiscal resources in support of school improvement plans.
(c) Oversight of school improvement goals and activities, including technology, to verify coordination and consistency with the district's technology plan.
Each school improvement plan shall include:
(i) Improvement goals derived from state and district annual assessments;
(ii) Strategies for all students and specific strategies for student subgroups failing to meet the standards;
(iii) Strategies for student learning uses of technology;
(iv) Designated resources in support of the plan; and
(v) Evaluation of student results related to the goals.