Certified School for Improved Performance - Indistar® (CSIP-I) The Institute for Performance Improvement Goals 1. Set a quality standard for collaborative team work and effective practice related to school improvement. 2. Recognize the demonstration of collaborative team work, effective practice, and evidence of actual and sustainable improvement. 3. Establish an independent agency to administer the certification for Indistar schools. Benefits of Certification 1. Better schools; improved student learning. 2. Benchmarking successful school practices to optimize Indistar® use in all schools. 3. Recognize schools for collaborative work, effective practice, and evidence of actual improvement. 4. Address systemic barriers to improvement and sustainability. Who May Apply? Schools that have used Indistar® for at least two years. What Does Certification Require? • All Leadership Team members attend a virtual Orientation – review the standards and application process. • Leadership Team: – Commits to a Code of Conduct. – Completes application, documenting meeting the ten standards. • Principal and one other member of the Leadership Team are candidates for or recipients of the Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) designation. • Provide evidence of improvement in student growth outcomes (assessment scores, graduation rates, etc.) achieved through: – Effective collaborative leadership. – Professional practice through Indistar® indicators. – Addressing systemic barriers to improvement and sustainability. What Does Certification Cost? • $250 per leadership team member for the virtual Orientation. • $695 each for the Principal and one member of the Leadership Team for the CSIS certification. • $695 per school – $695 for Recertification of the school every three years Two Certifications • Both are based on a common set of standards 1. For people - Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) • For the principal and one other person on or working with the leadership team 2. For the school - Certified School for Improved Performance – Indistar® (CSIP-I) • For the school as a whole • Both require evidence of sustained improvement Ten CSIS & CSIP-I Standards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Analyze and Apply Critical Judgment Facilitate Deriving Meaning and Engagement Focus on Systemic Factors Plan and Record Organize and Manage Efforts and Resources Guide and Focus Collaborative Improvement Build Capacity Demonstrate Organizational Sensitivity Monitor Accountability and Adoption Implement for Sustainability Certification for School Improvement Specialists/Coaches and Leaders • The national Certified School Improvement Specialist (CSIS) certification: – A portable certification for those who facilitate the collaborative improvement process based on work in Indistar™ schools process against the same standards. – Individual applications go through a double-blind review. • Earn recognition of your proficiency in facilitation of the improvement process. Tools and Training • The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide available at Corwin.com. Indistar® schools use code D13194 for a 15% discount. – Each chapter aligns to one of the ten standards. – Download improvement facilitation tools for free. • Watch for announcements of the Launch national training program for School Improvement Specialists beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Next Steps • We will be forming an advisory team from Indistar® SEAs for input on the Code of Conduct, and the specific school certification requirements. • Let us know if you want to help! • Goal: Ready to roll for 2013-14 school year.