Godwin Heights Public Schools - District School Improvement

We are a Continuous Improvement District, which means we treat our school district as a group of systems working together toward an aligned district mission, vision, and goals. This workspace will contain working documents for all things School Improvement. Available to our district team for organizing our workflow and available to the public as a means of communicating the latest information.

In 2003, the Michigan Department of Education established the Office of School Improvement (OSI) to promote student learning and achievement by providing statewide leadership, guidance and support over a wide range of programs that directly impact teaching and learning, school leadership and continous school improvement.

The Framework for School Improvement includes 5 primary strands:

Strand I - Teaching for Learning
The school holds high expectations for all students, identifies essential curricular content, makes certain it is sequenced appropriately and is taught effectively in the available instructional times. Assessments used are aligned to curricular content and are used to guide instructional decisions and monitor student learning.

Strand II - Leadership

School leaders create a school environment where everyone contributes to a cumulative, purposeful and positive effect on student learning. 

 Strand III - Personnel & Professional Learning
The school has highly qualified personnel who continually acquire and use skills, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs necessary to create a culture with high levels of learning for all.

Strand IV - School & Community Relations
The school staff maintains purposeful, active, positive relationships with families of its students and with the community in which it operates to support student learning.

Strand V - Data & Information Management
Schools/districts have a system for managing data and information in order to inform decisions to improve student achievement.