School Improvement Planning

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Data Analysis and School Improvement Planning

Representative Assistance

A provision of Wyoming statute W.S. 21-2-204(h)(vii) is representative assistance with improvement planning, leader evaluation, resource allocation, and implementation of the district assessment system. Chapter 6 rules Sec.5 (b)(iii) defines the representative as the district superintendent or his/her designee.  

School Improvement Planning Process

The WDE worked with ED Direction to develop a Wyoming-specific process for district representatives to use as they provide assistance to school leadership teams with improvement planning. Implementation of this process should positively impact school performance and will ensure that the requirements of state and federal statute related to school improvement are met. 

This process was piloted during the 2021-22 school year and will be implemented statewide during the 2022-23 school year. This approach should increase district representative capacity related to school improvement planning and plan implementation. Districts who want additional support (e.g., needs analysis, instructional coaching) for specific schools may contract with ED Direction or an external provider of their choice.

School Improvement Plans

Schools identified as Not Meeting Expectations or Partially Meeting through the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act or Comprehensive or Targeted Support and Improvement through the Every Student Succeeds Act must complete an improvement plan. These plans are posted on the district or school web page. Districts annually provide a link to their school improvement plans through the November 1 accreditation evidence. The below school improvement plan template will be required for submission for identified schools. 

School Improvement Planning Resources:

The documents below are supplied as fillable PDF files. Individuals using a Chromebook may experience problems either downloading or using the files. Use this link for instructions on how to turn off the proprietary Google Reader and instead use Adobe Acrobat, which will read PDFs created in any Microsoft, Google or Adobe program.

School Improvement Planning Training Video

2022 WDE School Improvement Framework

2022 WDE Needs Assessment Process Guide

2022 WDE Root Cause and 5 Whys Template

2022 WDE SWOT Analysis  

2022 WDE Goal Setting Overview  

2022 WDE SMARTER and CLEAR Goal Setting Template

2022 WDE School Improvement Planning Process Guide

2022 WDE School Improvement Plan Template  

2022 WDE School Improvement Plan Rubric  

2022 WDE School Improvement Plan Resource Guide