Using the Toolkit

Instructional Strategies:
The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

Guiding Questions
› Step-by-Step Process

-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


Contact Us

Planning to Improve: Step-by-Step Process

  1. Select instructional strategies that are expected to positively impact learning for all students in your school.
  2. Write steps that are needed for implementing the strategy. Be sure to include how all staff and students will be involved in the implementation of your improvement goal.
  3. Establish a timeline for implementation. Identify who is responsible for implementation, how often assessment information will be analyzed, how data will be used to monitor progress towards your goal, and who is responsible to adjust and monitor your improvement plan based on collected data.
  4. Plan for on-going professional development that will inform and support teachers as they implement selected strategies in their classrooms.












Nebraska Department of Education, 2010