The Ohio Improvement Process

What is the Ohio Improvement Process?

 

The OIP includes, but goes well beyond, the traditional plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle. When viewed as an organizational strategy, rather than an exercise in compliance, the OIP gives districts a template through which focused and intentional action can take place. It brings educators together through collaborative team structures to learn from each other, and it facilitates communication and decision-making between and across levels of the system (district, central office, school, grade levels, content areas, classrooms). The team structures at the core of the OIP form peer-to-peer networks, giving more people a voice and allowing for the inclusion of multiple perspectives in guiding each district’s journey toward organizational learning and continuous improvement.

-Ohio Department of Education (2019)

 

How does Urbana City Schools implement the Ohio Improvement Process?

 

The Ohio Improvement Process gives districts a template through which focused and intentional action can take place. It brings educators together through collaborative team structures to learn from each other, and it facilitates communication and decision-making between and across levels of the system (district, central office, school, grade levels, content areas, classrooms).  
The structures of OIP include the DLT- District Leadership Team, BLTs- Building Leadership Team, and TBTs- Teacher-Based Team. 

 

The District Leadership Team consists of teacher and administrators across the district that meet to review district data, determine growth, set district goals, and lead the district in important initiatives.


The Building Leadership Teams have DLT representatives and representatives from each TBT. The BLTs job is to ensure that the work of the DLT is accomplished and that TBTs are supported in their work.


Teacher Based Teams are groups of teachers that use the 5-step process to improve instruction and increase student achievement. 


The 5-Step Process:


1. Identify Critical Needs
2. Research and Select Evidenced-Based Strategy 
3. Plan for Implementation
4. Implement and Monitor
5. Examine, Reflect, Adjust

 

Additional Information:

 

Supporting Ohio Improvement Process Implementation 

 

What is the purpose of Teacher based Teams?
 

 

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