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The Comprehensive Needs Assessment Process

November 29, 2018

This archived webinar, the third in a four-part series, describes WestEd's Comprehensive Needs Assessment, a service designed to help education leaders quickly and thoroughly assess and strengthen school improvement plans and achieve enduring outcomes.Our process leverages diagnostic data and a variety of assessment tools to provide guidance uniquely tailored to the challenges of your school or district, and consists of six key steps grounded by the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, a framework developed by WestEd's Center on School Turnaround. The six key steps include:Kick-off meeting with leadershipCALL Survey administration and analysisQuantitative data requestPreliminary needs assessment reportQualitative data gatheringCommencement of school improvement planning

Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement: Indicators of Effective Practice

February 28, 2018

This document is designed to help school, district, and state teams identify with greater certainty whether a relevant practice from the four domains is standard and routinely operational in their part of the education system or whether more work is needed.

The Engagement Playbook: A Toolkit for Engaging Stakeholders Around the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement

January 1, 2018

Can decision makers and everyone who is responsible for implementing school improvement efforts come together to build a better, more sustainable approach to local improvement? This toolkit attempts to support such coming together by combining a powerful framework for school turnaround with a focus on the human side of change.

School Improvement Grants: Guidance and Tools for the 2015 Amended Regulations -- Maximizing the Optional Planning/Pre-Implementation Year

January 1, 2015

This guide provides states, districts, and schools with information and support to prepare applications for 2015-2016 School Improvement Grants (SIGs).