Data Analysis and School Improvement Planning
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 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