Using the Toolkit

Instructional Strategies:
The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

Guiding Questions
› Step-by-Step Process

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan


-Guiding Questions

-Research and Strategies

-Response to Intervention

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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Creating the Profile: Step-by-Step Process

  1. Have a leadership team identify and collect relevant data, research, and resources.
  2. Establish professional learning communities in your district/school that will read and study information selected by the leadership team.
  3. Once all relevant data is collected, staff should work together to analyze information. Data should include information about the students in your district and school, by grade, and by classroom. Data should be disaggregated by subgroups for further analysis. Include representation from all stakeholder groups in the study including family members, students, and community representatives.
  4. Collect relevant research that will assist you as you create your plan.
  5. Collect relevant resources that will assist you as you create your plan.











Nebraska Department of Education, 2010