Using the Toolkit

Equity & Diversity: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan




A. Terms and Definitions (pdf)
B. Demographic Data (pdf)
C. Students Performance Data (pdf)
D. Statements to Include in an Equity Audit (pdf)
E. Perceptual Data Summary (pdf)
F. Program Data (pdf)
G. Emerging Goals Worksheet (pdf)
H. Policy Example (pdf)
I. Vision and Mission Statement Example (pdf)
J. High School Strategies Example (pdf)
K. Researching School Improvement Strategies (pdf)
L. Action Plan worksheet (pdf)

Topic Guides for CIP Plans

Equity and Diversity

Family & Community Engagement

Instructional Strategies

Nebraska Literacy Plan

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment

Special Education: Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD)


Improvement Plan Requirements


Early Childhood

The Nebraska Framework:
A Handbook for Continuous Improvement in Nebraska Schools

Nebraska Statewide Assessment (NeSA)

Professional Development, Data Resources, and Links

Rule 10

State of the Schools Report

Nebraska Department of Education

US Department of Education


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Appendix G - Emerging Goals Worksheet

This worksheet will help you identify the goal areas that are emerging from the four data sets you have collected. Two examples are completed for you.


Profile data


Is this a strength?


Is this a challenge?


Why is this important to our school or district?

On a scale from 1-5 (1 highest, 5 lowest) how important is it?

Reading performance of  our 3rd grade low-SES students is below proficient




Performance of any sub-group affects overall performance of our school.

Our 3rd grade students who are not low-SES are proficient on NeSA reading.



20% of our Hispanic students participate in the student leadership club




Many of our Hispanic students also are from low-SES families.

We want all students to participate in the student leadership club. We need to look at how many students from all subgroups are participating in the club.





























Nebraska Department of Education, 2010