Ohio is committed to the implementation of a unified state system of support directly focused on improving the academic achievement of all students and student groups. The Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) is Ohio's strategy for ensuring a systematic and coherent approach for building the capacity of all districts and schools in meaningful and real ways that allow districts to improve instructional practice on a district-wide basis, and make and sustain significant improvement in student performance against grade-level benchmarks aligned with academic content standards for all students across the district.
The OIP offers a structured process for enacting the essential practices, outlined in the Ohio Leadership Development Framework, by giving districts time to review their data and make more informed decisions, requiring a District Leadership Team (DLT), Building Leadership Teams (BLTs), and Teacher Based Teams (TBTs) to participate in the process of improvement, and offering a more time effective and efficient process for districts in completing a comprehensive needs assessment as part of their Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP).
Ohio's state system of support, including State Support Teams (SSTs) and Educational Service Centers (ESCs), assist districts in the implementation of the OIP and on the use of a connected set of tools to improve instructional practice and student performance. SST8 provides support for the districts' development and implementation of the OIP through high-quality professional development, process coaching, and collaboration with district/building teams. To provide support to our districts, SST8 has developed one-hour professional development opportunities to assist teams in the area of instructional strategies. This year, we will host a series of OIP Network meetings to assist district, building, and teacher leaders in learning more about the process. To learn more about the updates to the Ohio Improvement Process, click here.