State departments and commissions of education are mandated to provide support to their states’ lowest performing schools, often in the form of state-assigned school improvement specialists.

Because these school improvement facilitators must be geographically assigned, state education agencies need assurance that those they hire and assign are effective performance consultants. Working with little to no authority, school improvement facilitators who have been highly effective as educators and school and district leaders can find their efforts to help low-performing to be frustrating and ineffective.

Working with state education agencies, we provide state-assigned facilitators the LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience. This hands-on, performance-based development approach supports these practitioners to facilitate the school improvement planning and implementation process so that “the doing gets done” and the targeted results are collaboratively achieved.

Through this experience we help educators make the transition to performance consulting using proven tools and approaches. They can approach their consultative roles with a sense of efficacy and see their efforts drive sustainable, systemic improvement.

State education agencies can also require candidates for school improvement specialist assignments to provide proof of proficiency through the national Certified School Improvement Specialist™certification.

State Education Agencies can also offer the evidence-based LAUNCH!™ Learning and Performance Experience,  with its aligned Principal Supervisor training  and support, to develop Local Education Agency and school leaders. The year-long process meets ESSA requirements for an evidence-based school improvement intervention with significant emphasis on leadership.   

State Education Agencies can also contract to provide The Success Case Evaluation Method® Learning and Performance Experience to teach the development of ESSA-required Logic Models and  The Success Case Evaluation Method®  to evaluate ESSA interventions and determine what is working, or not, and why.

The Success Case Evaluation Method® registered service marks are the exclusive property of and owned by BTS, Inc. and its subsidiary company, Advantage Performance Group. BTS and APG have granted sub-license rights to TIFPI to use the Success Case Evaluation Method® in its school improvement training programs.

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