CSIS™

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The Certified School Improvement Specialist™ designation is a fully evidence-based national job certification. It is awarded based on double-blind review of a candidate-submitted online CSIS™ application. Candidates document on-the-job performance of the facilitation of systemic, sustainable school improvement over the past three to five years. The documentation aligns to the ten national CSIS™ standards, and requires triangulated data showing the causal linkages between applicant proficiency and performance and student achievement outcomes.

The ten national CSIS™ standards are;

  1. Analyze and Apply Critical Judgment
  2. facilitate Deriving Meaning and Engagement
  3. Focus on Systemic Factors
  4. Plan and Record
  5. Organize and Manage Efforts and Resources
  6. Guide and Focus Collaborative Improvement
  7. Build Capacity
  8. Demonstrate Organizational Sensitivity
  9. Monitor Accountability and Adoption
  10. Implement for Sustainability

No seat time is required, except for an on-line orientation to the CSIS™ standards and application process. Individuals pay $300 to complete the on-line orientation process. Click here and  follow the link to register for an upcoming online orientation for the Certified School Improvement Specialist  application process. 

Groups may request on-site orientations by contacting Dr. Jean Quigg, National CSIS™ Director.

Processing of the application costs $695 which is paid as the application is submitted for review. Click to download the CSIS™ Application and Handbook.

To learn more about earning  micro-credentials, click here. Micro-credential Series (1)


CSIS- System™

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               SYSTEM

The Certified School Improvement Specialist-System™ designation allows a system leadership team to document its performance in guiding system turnaround or continuous improvement. It is currently being designed for school systems.

The designation is awarded based on double-blind review of a leadership team-submitted online CSIS-System™ application. Candidate teams document their shared on-the-job performance of the facilitation of systemic, sustainable school system improvement over the past three to five years. The documentation aligns to the ten national Certified School Improvement Specialist ™ standards, and requires triangulated data showing the causal linkages between the team’s proficiency and performance in systemic initiatives and student achievement outcomes.

No seat time is required, except for an on-line orientation to the CSIS™ standards and the CSIS- System™ application process. Individuals pay $300 to complete the on-line orientation process. To register for an upcoming online orientation go to Events at TIfPI .

Groups may request on-site orientations by contacting Dr. Jean Quigg, National CSIS™ Director.

Processing of the application costs $995 which is paid as the application is submitted for review.

CSIS-School™

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               SCHOOL

The Certified School Improvement Specialist-School™ designation allows a school leadership team to document its performance in guiding school turnaround or continuous improvement.

The designation is awarded based on double-blind review of a leadership team-submitted online CSIS-School™ application. Candidate teams document their shared on-the-job performance of the facilitation of systemic, sustainable school improvement over the past three to five years. The documentation aligns to the ten national Certified School Improvement Specialist ™ standards, and requires triangulated data showing the causal linkages between the team’s proficiency and performance in school initiatives and student achievement outcomes.

No seat time is required, except for an on-line orientation to the CSIS™ standards and the CSIS-School™ application process. Individuals pay $300 to complete the on-line orientation process. To register for an upcoming online orientation go to Events at TIfPI .

Groups may request on-site orientations by contacting Dr. Jean Quigg, National CSIS™ Director.

Processing of the application costs $995 which is paid as the application is submitted for review.