School Improvement

Teacher & Kids

School Improvement is a continuous process schools use to ensure that all students are achieving at high levels. All schools, in collaboration with families, students, and communities can create better environments so that all students are successful. Continuous improvement of public schools is essential to providing increased student performance and quality results. Innovative, exemplary, and research-based programs, coupled with staff development, focused and aligned resources, and public participation in planning are critical factors in improving schools.

South Kitsap Goals 2018-2020
District Improvement Plan

Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF)
(taken directly from )

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind on December 10, 2015, as the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

As a result, the Washington School Improvement Framework includes each student group individually, creating a holistic vision of a school through two lenses: the performance of the all students group and that of their student group populations.

The Framework uses multiple measures of school success. These measures include results on state standardized tests (Proficiency), student growth over multiple test periods (Student Growth Percentiles), graduation, English learner progress towards language attainment, School Quality or Student Success measures of attendance, 9th graders on track to graduate, and dual credit class enrollments.

To learn more about the Washington School Improvement Framework:

The lowest performing 5% of the all students group scores across the state establish a support threshold - called the ID Threshold - any all students score under the threshold will be identified for comprehensive support, and any student group under the threshold will be identified for targeted support.

Additional information can be found at

OSPI's School Improvement page has information about the tiered approach to school improvement.  There are three Tiers in this plan:
Tier I:  Self Directed and Foundational Supports:  For schools identified for Targeted Support for 1 or 2 student groups. 
Tier II:  Targeted Supports:  For schools identified for Targeted Supports with 3 or more student groups and schools Identified for English Learner progress. 
Tier III:  Comprehensive Supports:  For schools identified for Comprehensive or RAD support.  

Updated 4.8.19