School Improvement

Ohio Improvement Process

 Supporting_Implementation webpage

The OIP includes, but goes well beyond, the traditional plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle. When viewed as an organizational strategy, rather than an exercise in compliance, the OIP gives districts a template through which focused and intentional action can take place. It brings educators together through collaborative team structures to learn from each other, and it facilitates communication and decision-making between and across levels of the system (district, central office, school, grade levels, content areas, classrooms). The team structures at the core of the OIP form peer-to-peer networks, giving more people a voice and allowing for the inclusion of multiple perspectives in guiding each district's journey toward organizational learning and continuous improvement. 


Every Student Succeeds Act

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act, asks Ohio to clearly articulate its plans for using federal funds to ensure accountability for all students, create safe and supportive learning environments, encourage innovation and extended learning opportunities, and more.

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

Ohio Leadership Advisory Council This site, developed by the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), offers wealth of school improvement/OIP resources, including self-assessments, training modules, a video library, and documents/tools for implementing research-based practices. OLAC online modules can be found at

On-Demand Resources for District Teams

DLT Virtual Training - Session 1

DLT Virtual Training - Session 2

BLT Training: Improving Building 
The Real Work of the TBTs

Starting the Ohio Improvement Process

Starting the Ohio Improvement Process - Steps 1-3

Starting the Ohio Improvement Process - Steps 4-5

For more information, please contact:

Denise Ward
Ward, Denise
SST8/ESC Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511311
Frank Gant
Gant, Frank
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511269
Mike Kaschak
Kaschak, Mike
Educational Consultant
Sarah Egan-Reeves
Egan-Reeves, Sarah
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511240
Heidi Kerchenski
Kerchenski, Heidi
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511284
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