School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan 1


School Improvement Plan
You have just been made principal of a failing school. There is no collegiality among
teachers and the morale of the staff is at an all time low. The union representatives are
militant and the School Advisory Team seldom reaches consensus without a struggle.
You obtain a copy of an evaluation of the previous principal. At the end of the year, you
will be evaluated using the same instrument. You have one year to improve conditions
in your school.
For this assignment, students will develop a school improvement plan that requires that
the students analyze the scenario of a “broken” school climate that results from the
previous administrator’s communication style. Also, students will receive other data,
such as the demographics of the school, the current school grade issued by the state
and information that this school is a Title 1 school. Using current scenario data, the
student prepares a needs’ assessment, defines improvement objectives, targets specific
improvements, and designs a plan to improve what appears to be broken in the school.
This assignment requires students to use the William Cecil Golden School Leadership
Development Program as they research this issue.
WCG Data Analysis: A Comprehensive Overview of the Process
Decision Making Methods
Effective Communication Skills
See following example evaluation of principal


School Improvement Plan 2

 


Evaluation Sample of the Previous Principal

The Principal: Never Rarely Sometimes Usually Always
Is a good listener. X
Conducts effective small group meetings. X
Conducts effective faculty meetings. X
Communicates effectively with the EESAC. X
Builds rapport with faculty and staff. X
Provides constructive feedback. X
Listens to concerns of faculty and staff. X
Encourages faculty interaction. X
Shows an interest in faculty and staff events. X
Communicates with the staff on a regular basis. X
Communicates with major stakeholder X
groups.
Shows concern for male/female issues.
X

It should be understood that the written format of this plan would be appropriate for
presentation to the Superintendent of Schools. The plan should include four sections:
a. Analysis of the scenario of the school climate resulting from the previous
administrator’s communication style;
b. Needs assessment of the current scenario;
c. Improvement objectives designed to target improvements in the school
climate; and,
d. Specific activities to improve communication which might include resources,
timelines, events, etc.
Required usage of the William Cecil Golden School Leadership Development Program
will provide you with vital research in developing your plan. Go to:
http://www.floridaschoolleaders.org

EDA 602
School Improvement Plan 3
You have just been appointed principal of William C. Golden Middle School. The
demographic make-up is below.
School: William C. Golden Middle School
Student size: 1,000 students
Faculty size: 121
Racial Composition of Students
White (30%)
Black (42%)
Hispanic (26%)
Other (2%)
Racial Composition of Faculty
White (60%)
Black (20%)
Hispanic (17%
Other (3%)
School grade on Florida’s A+ Plan: “D”
SES of students: School is a Title I school, 90% of students on free or reduced
lunch. Neighborhood composed of blue-collar workers and fall into the upper
lower-to-lower middle SES. School does however, have some affluent
population within the schools boundaries.

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