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Indistar and School Improvement Planning

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Indistar is an online tool designed to systematically guide schools through the improvement process. The tool stems from Oregon’s NCLB Flexibility Waiver as a part of the State’s continuous school improvement planning process. Steps include a conducting a needs assessment, prioritizing these needs, developing a detailed Comprehensive Achievement Plan (CAP) and monitor and evaluating the plan.

Indistar is comprised of 34 research-based indicators that reflect best practices. Each indicator falls under one of five keys areas of effectiveness. Effective schools perform well in each of these five key areas, which closely align to the seven turnaround principles identified by the United States Education Department. Oregon’s definitions of the five key areas, and corresponding turnaround principles, are attached. An abbreviated list can be found below.

Five Key Areas of Effectiveness
SHORT description of the Five Key Areas of Effectiveness

  1. Technical and Adaptive Leadership
  2. Educator Effectiveness
  3. Teaching and Learning
  4. School and District Climate and Culture
  5. Family and Community Involvement

Under the Waiver, all Title I schools will be required to use Indistar in their improvement planning process. Resources have been provided to assist school with this process. In addition, the Federal Programs Administrator will provide technical assistance to schools and their teams.

While Title schools require the use of Indistar, the tool is available to all districts/schools. If you would like your school’s login, please contact Tasha Katsuda, Federal Programs Administrator.

Indistar and School Improvement

Indicators

Supplemental Worksheets to Use When Developing Your CAP

TIMELINE for Transitioning to Indistar and Developing Your Comprehensive Achievement Plan.

School

Current SIP Expiration

Year to use Indistar to Develop CAP

Awbrey Park

2014-2015

2014-2015

ATA

2015-2016

2014-2015 *must meet ODE deadline

Chavez

2013-2014

2013-2014

Family School

2013-2014

2013-2014

Holt

2013-2014

2013-2014

Howard

2015-2016

2014-2015 *must meet ODE deadline

Kelly MS

2013-2014

2013-2014

McCornack

2013-2014

2013-2014

River Road

CAP 2015-2016

Awaiting ODE’s decision on CAP cycle

Spring Creek

CAP 2015-2016

Awaiting ODE’s decision on CAP cycle

Twin Oaks

2013-2014

2013-2014

Village  2014-2015  2014-2015
Willa-g

2014-2015

2014-2015

*All Title schools must be using Indistar/CAP by the fall of 2016

NOTE: The Eugene 4j School District will utilize Indistar when developing it’s eCIP during the 2014-2015 school year.