Systemic Approach

An “all systems on board” approach provides alignment and change required for a school and community to work together in making sure all students graduate. A systemic approach is an ongoing process focused on continuous improvement across all grade levels and among all stakeholders through a shared and widely communicated vision and focus, tightly focused goals and objectives, targeted research-based strategies and intervention, ongoing monitoring and feedback, and data-based decision making. It also requires the alignment of school policies, procedures, practices, and organizational structures. Finally, continuous monitoring of a systemic approach’s effectiveness is essential to maintaining consistency and for building capacity through change over time.

Learning Objectives

The learner will explain how utilizing a systemic approach translates into increased graduation rates.

The learner will explore at least on example of a systemic approach to graduation by a school district and cite its impact on the graduation rate.

The learner will create a graphic representation that illustrates a systemic approach to graduation.

The learner will identify key stakeholders and suggest steps to bringing them into a well-structured team in attacking the graduation rate.

The learner will design a plan to implement at the local level in increasing the strength of their district’s systemic approach to graduation.

Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

Est. Time: 03:00 hrs

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