Continuous Improvement

An Iterative Process

The QLR process integrates the key elements for continuous improvement.  Quantitative and qualitative data are collected, organized, and analyzed to plan and implement improvement actions, monitor and study the results, and take adjusted action.  The cyclical process includes:

  • mapping the data-based current situation;
  • selecting high-impact improvement opportunities;
  • establishing goals and success measures;
  • designing  plans to guide the improvement processes;
  • developing knowledge and skill for implementing selected improvement opportunities;
  • aligning district, school, and classroom functions, structures, and processes with district goals;
  • establishing a schedule for ongoing progress review and adjusted action;
  • managing and integrating new learning gained in the improvement processes; and
  • celebrating successes.