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Continuous Improvement Planning Process
Dawn Martinez
Grand Canyon University: EDA 577
October 1, 2014

Continuous Improvement Planning Process Edwards Deming created a four-step continuous improvement plan that guided educational organizations through a process that would lead to improved student performance (Bernhardt, 2013). The four-step process is used widely in school systems today. Continuous school improvement can be defined as a process of improving schools on an ongoing basis through planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving (Bernhardt, 2013). In order for the system to be effective, all staff members in the educational organization need to be involved and aware of the vision for the school. When an entire school is clear about what needs to be done to improve student performance, the entire school can move ahead and increasing student performance becomes the forefront of efforts made by everyone. This paper will discuss the continuous improvement plan of Patriot Elementary and the action planning steps that are present as well as how the improvement plan is correlated with the ISLLC 2008 Leadership Policy Standards.
Evidence of Action Planning Steps When examining the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) for Patriot Elementary, action planning steps are evident. When developing the UIP for each school year, the Accreditation Team begins by looking at the general demographics of the student population as well as the larger picture of the community as a whole. As a school, a list of values are compiled at the beginning of each year and are presented to the Accreditation Team. The core values and beliefs that are identified are them compiled at input into the UIP and are also communicated through the school’s mission and vision statement. The parent handbook as well as the staff handbook has a compiled list of values and beliefs and the mission…...

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