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Ohio Improvement Process

The Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) is Ohio’s strategy for implementing a unified state system of support directly focused on building the capacity of districts and schools to improve the academic achievement of all students and student groups. The OIP emphasizes a systematic and coherent approach to improve instructional practice on a district-wide basis. It is expected that all students will make and sustain significant improvement in academic performance against grade-level benchmarks aligned with academic content standards.

The OIP offers a structured process for enacting the essential practices outlined in the Ohio Leadership Development Framework including:
  • Reviewing district and building data and making informed decisions about instructional practices and supports;
  • Creating and sustaining collaborative processes by creating and sustaining a District Leadership Team (DLT), Building Leadership Teams (BLTs), and Teacher Based Teams (TBTs).
  • Supporting districts in using an effective tool for completing a comprehensive needs assessment as part of their District and Building Improvement Plans .
Ohio’s State System of Support including State Support Team (SSTs) and Educational Service Center personnel, supports districts including community schools in the implementation of the Ohio Improvement Process.

Resources to support the implementation of the Ohio Improvement Process including learning modules, videos, protocols, templates and self study materials are available at the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council’s and the Ohio Department of Education’s websites.

Examples of districts from around the country that have been implementing the main principles embedded in the Ohio Improvement Process can be found at the Moving Your Numbers website.
  Contact Information
Michele Gaski, M.Ed.
Director of School Improvement

Ross May, M.Ed.
Coordinator of School Improvement
Karen Brayer
Administrative Assistant
The following documents provide more details about Ohio's Improvement Process and other supporting information. They include:

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