School Improvement Methods

When educators engage in school improvement efforts, their ultimate goal is to improve student learning. But ensuring that the changes they make truly work for their students means more than just knowing about innovative, effective practices. Because each school context and each student’s needs are unique, educators need space, structure, and guidance to learn about new practices, adapt them, and ultimately make them work for their students.  

In this way, school improvement is an adaptive, reflective process of adult learning that allows teams of educators to draw on research and experience, take risks, try things out, and learn from the process. We designed the School Improvement Methods section to provide guidance and tools for educators to successfully lead this process.  

Explore the guides, tools, and additional materials to learn more about: 

  • Principles, skills, and activities for facilitating effective meetings 
  • Approaches to setting meaningful goals and planning a trajectory of work to reach those goals 
  • Techniques for maintaining continuity and managing school improvement projects