Schools typically participate in a site development
workshop after completing a curriculum and instruction
review or a career pathway
review. Schools can also use the site development workshop to
launch improvement efforts.
SREB leads participants through a review of the school’s status
related to the five focus areas of the Making Schools Work school
improvement process: aligned curriculum, quality instruction,
career exploration, systems of support and leadership for
SREB’s problem-solving process helps focus teams
identify the steps they need to take to address problems of
practice and determine whether their current initiatives align
with the five focus areas and SREB’s bold goals for student
Focus teams create a profile of a college- and career-ready
graduate — or, in the middle grades, a profile of a rising
ninth-grader — that clearly articulates the experiences, skills
and knowledge each student should have. These profiles help teams
establish school improvement goals and objectives and revise
their school’s mission and vision statements to better meet the
needs of each student.
Structured activities and shared resources deepen teams’
understanding of effective school and classroom practices
associated with the five focus areas.
SREB helps schools carry out their improvement plans with
improvement coaching, professional
development or support services.