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


Contact Us


Appendix K - Researching School Improvement Strategies

Use this worksheet to document effective strategies/interventions, practices, and related activities that may support each school improvement goal.

Goal Statement:



Research Summary: In this goal area, what does the research say are successful and effective practices?







School Experiences/Site Visitation: What have other schools with similar demographics done to address this goal? Is a site visit possible or appropriate?





Strategies/Interventions: Based upon this study process, what are three to five strategies/interventions the research team would recommend in this goal area?







Nebraska Department of Education, 2010