School improvement is a hot topic across the nation. Many states and school districts may have different terms for schools in need of improvement and their improvement initiatives. Brienza’s Educare, and it affiliates, continues to be on the cutting edge of practices. Regardless of the different terms being utilized, we are successful at getting schools and districts back on track.
Educare Has a Plan for Underperforming Schools
School Turnaround is an intensive intervention and leadership development program that aids school administrators turn around failing or underperforming schools. Although many schools and districts have worked diligently at school improvement for years, federal and state accountability programs have stepped up the pressure on all entities to improve student learning, particularly for economically disadvantaged students.
Under current state and federal accountability measures, thousands of schools are designated as in need of improvement each year. The most chronically underperforming schools are designated for restructuring efforts. Advance Planning is needed in order to tackle this great challenge.
Steps in the School Improvement Process
The steps involved in the school improvement process include:
- Creating a vision for the school
- Performing a comprehensive needs assessment
- Collecting, organizing, and analyzing multiple sources of data for the needs assessment
- Determining priorities and setting goals
- Developing a school improvement strategy and action plan
Years of Experience with School Improvement
Brienza’s Educare and its parent company, Brienza’s Academic Advantage, has years of experience and background with school turnaround and school improvement. Our turnaround services are aligned with established goals for our partner districts. In fact, all plans and activities are aligned with goals that have been established by the school or district during the needs assessment and the school or district improvement processes.
School Turnaround as a Long Term Relationship
Brienza’s Educare looks at partnerships for Turnaround as a long term relationship. Our services are offered as part of a long-term strategy for improved student learning.
Educare is candid about the fact that making changes to affect student learning is a complex and difficult task that takes time.
Our Programs are Customized
Educare is prepared to tailor our approach to the school or district’s unique circumstances and needs. Brienza’s Educare also employs research based methods that are backed by evidence from a neutral-party evaluation that it gets the desired results in similar circumstances.