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Objective: The objective of the AdvancED Committee Structure in the RBBCSC is to develop the continuous improvement model from the foundational level of the corporation so that all stakeholders (employees and community) have an opportunity to provide input into the continuous improvement process in their school and the corporation. The corporation’s continuous improvement process is based on the AdvancED Standards for Quality:

(1) Purpose and Direction;
(2) Governance and Leadership;
(3) Teaching and Assessing for Learning;
(4) Resources and Support Systems; and
(5) Using Results for Continuous Improvement

The power of this process comes from its ability to provide a framework for rich dialogue and collaborative reflection through our Professional Learning Communities for the purpose of professional collective inquiry for increased student learning. Furthermore, the AdvancED Continuous Quality Improvement process provides us with a framework to identify practices that work across our corporation and what practices and operations we can develop for consistency and continuity across the corporation.

Process: The following processes are executed to ensure that stakeholders have input into the continuous improvement process in their schools and the corporation, including Departments and Standards Committees at both the building and corporation levels. The graphic below identifies the process




Corporation Departments:
  • Departments throughout the corporation are involved in continuous improvement efforts, much like schools developing their continuous school improvement plans. Departments identify their stakeholders including their needs and expectations. These needs and expectations assist departments in identifying key performance indicators for a results-oriented culture. Departments will identify specific measures to inform their progress toward their key performance indicators and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis to chart progress.

Standards Committees:

Building-level and Grade Span Structure:

  • The structure for the Standards Committees begins at the building level and is an integral part of each school’s PL221 http://www.doe.in.gov/accountability/pl-221  (School Improvement) Team and is reflected in the School Improvement Plan for each school. Each building has a committee for each Standard where all staff within the building serve on a Standard Committee. Each committee has a chairperson (or co-chairs). Each committee chair (or co-chairs) serves as a member of the building’s PL221 team. This way all Standards and powerful practices are integrated into the school improvement planning process. Sample charts are below demonstrating the building-level Standards Committee structure and internal review committee work.
Corporation Level Structure:
  • The structure for the Standards Committees is similar to the structure of the committees at the building level. The Standards Committees at the corporation level are facilitated by building and corporation administrative staff with expertise or a background in that particular standard. Team members consist of the standards committee chairs from each building to help calibrate the vertical alignment of powerful practices between the buildings and the corporation, while at the same time, cross-pollinating these powerful practices across schools for a more well-balanced approach to continuous corporation improvement.
    • tees is similar to the structure of the committees at the building level. The Standards Committees at the corporation level are facilitated by building and corporation administrative staff with expertise or a background in that particular standard. Team members consist of the standards committee chairs from each building to help calibrate the vertical alignment of powerful practices between the buildings and the corporation, while at the same time, cross-pollinating these powerful practices across schools for a more well-balanced approach to continuous corporation improvement.