A Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is designed to focus on the improvement of a district’s student achievement, performance levels, programs, and services. The plan will serve as a “road map” to the long-term improvements the district hopes to realize.

This document will identify important long and short-range improvement initiatives to be implemented over a five-year period of time. It is not a document that simply identifies “what” the goals for improvement will be; it is a document that details “how” the district intends to make the desired improvements. The Central R-III CSIP document will serve the following purposes:

  • It will be a document that provides direction for programs and services for the entire school district.
  • It will be a document that meets the planning requirements identified in Standard 13.1C of MSIP.
  • It will serve as the improvement plan to which all in-service activities are to relate (160.530.RSMO).
  • The plan will serve as one of the major sources of identification of Career Ladder activities.
  • It will serve as the plan required for application for all Federal Programs.

The Central R-III School District is interested in a continuous effort being made to bring about meaningful improvements, which will have a positive impact on the students and community. The Comprehensive School Improvement Plan will take time to implement. However, the CSIP is the means through which improvement is most likely to occur.

Central R-III School District Goals

1. It is a goal of the district to improve student achievement. Improvement in student achievement will be measured by various standard tests including tests of basic skills, application processes, and college placement tests.
2. It is a goal of the district to improve attendance.
3. It is a goal for the district to improve the student persistence to graduation rate.
4. It is a goal of the district to provide a quality character education program.
5. It is a goal of the district to provide a quality technology program for our students.
6. It is a goal of the district to develop a plan to comply with and maximize the importance of all federal programs.

Career Ladder/Professional Development Ideas for Improving

  1. Teachers will develop and teach study skills to all grade levels.
  2. Teachers will provide study sessions before and after school.
  3. Teachers will develop and implement test preparation sessions prior to achievement test administration.
  4. Teachers will implement the new achievement test into the curriculum to more closely align it with the MAP testing program.
  5. Teachers will seek in-service training that will improve performance learning and assessments.
  6. Teachers will annually adjust the curriculum to address concern(s) based on student's performance.
  7. Teachers will revise curriculum guides to stress authentic performance.
  8. Teachers will develop incentives/motivations to help students best perform on their classroom and achievement tests. Some examples may be: certificates, enrichment activities, letters to parents, names printed in the local newspaper, pictures on bulletin boards, trips or parties, making test results a part of the semester grade.
  9. Teachers will provide extended lessons for students who fail unit tests.
  10. Teachers will seek in-service training to encourage Mastery Learning.
  11. Teachers will promote academic competition teams and activities.
  12. Teachers will begin to align classroom teaching activities and assessments with CTB McGraw-Hill's Testing System.
  13. As teachers rewrite curriculum guides, they will include technology skills and information processing, and information/research skills.
  14. Teachers Will seek instructional technology training that will benefit classroom instruction and assessments.
  15. Teachers will pursue grants that will help improve student achievement.
  16. Teachers are encouraged to involve or require students to participate in academic competitions such as: Quiz Bowls, Foreign Language Competition, Science Fairs, Math Bowl Competition, Writing Contests, Chemistry Bowls, Debate Contests, Etc.
  1. Teachers will seek ways to motivate students to have good/above 95% attendance.
  2. Teachers will seek ways to better utilize our social worker to help improve attendance.
  3. Teachers will develop and implement programs that will improve attendance. Some examples may be: Home Visits Attendance letters Continuous contact with DFS and/or Prosecuting Attorney about neglect
  4. Teachers Will pursue grants that will seek out opportunities to improve student attendance.
  5. Teachers will plan activities toward keeping attendance high up through the last day of school.
  6. Teachers will be encouraged to contact their students after school hours after absences or when personal or family problems exist.
  1. Teachers will seek more ways to introduce career awareness and exploration at the elementary and middle schools to help mold the students' attitudes towards graduating with a career in mind.
  2. Teachers may provide before-school and after-school tutoring for students.
  3. Teachers may develop and implement a tutoring program that will allow middle school or high school students to assist with students at-risk.
  4. Teachers will seek ways to include community volunteers in the schools to help with students who are at-risk of dropping out of school.
  5. Teachers will research, develop, and offer supplemental learning activities for students and their parents during evening hours.
  6. Teachers can develop strategies for increasing parent involvement.
  7. Teachers can provide and promote ways to assist parents in teaching their children key skills.
  8. Teachers may pursue grants to help students who are at risk of dropping out of school.
  1. Teachers can develop new methods or programs that will incorporate character education into each classroom (K-12)
  2. Teachers may pursue grants to help incorporate character education into the classroom.
  1. Teachers may seek ways to improve their skills with computers through in-service training and workshops.
  2. Teachers may pursue grants that would enhance technology in their classrooms.
  3. Teachers may choose to participate in the Interactive Television Program. Again, zero hour is encouraged for those who choose to teach before or after school hours as a part of the Career Ladder.
  4. Teachers may choose to develop and implement a middle school/high school vocational school technology curriculum.
  5. Teachers may develop programs that will enhance student research through the use of the internet.
  6. Teachers may implement a curriculum for helping students establish their own home page on the internet.
  7. Teachers may develop course offerings that reflect the future needs of students.