Key 5: Improvement Science
Continuous improvement as the fifth key component of the Comprehensive Improvement Plan is the safety net that ensures a site/district is getting the results that were anticipated in the work plan from the very beginning. As roadblocks to fulfilling the initiatives are revealed, improvement science protocols will be implemented to evaluate the system and develop intentional support to remove the roadblock.
We see continuous improvement as having two distinct, but related, purposes:
To make improvement in the midst of side-by-side coaching, supporting PLCs, and building leadership capacity, and
As a stand-alone tool for examining and improving the system as a whole.