The SAGE (Student Achievement Gap Elimination) school improvement process provides schools with a framework for problem solving to target the school improvement efforts best suited for them. SAGE is the required school improvement process for Title I schools in Nevada that are designated as in need of improvement. In addition, SAGE is a useful resource for all schools needing or wishing to complete a significant self-examination to improve status quo.
The purpose of SAGE is to help external facilitators, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members to participate in a continuous improvement cycle that identifies potential barriers and develops a way to move the school from where it is now to an environment in which all students can achieve to their highest potential.
About our work
The SAGE software is one of a handful of online school improvement initiatives GreenRiver.org has developed. SAGE presents school improvement as a three-phase cycle:
- The planning phase includes an inquiry process and master plan design;
- The implementation/monitoring phase includes ongoing monitoring of implementation and of the impact on student learning and achievement;
- The evaluation phase examines the effectiveness of the school improvement plan.
Our software allows school to register for SAGE, form school improvement teams, and enter the data necessary to develop a plan. The software is designed to follow the school through the process, so once the plan has been developed online, it is implemented, monitored, and evaluated in the software as well. Over time, the phases are repeated, becoming a continuous improvement cycle in which the school regularly monitors and reviews the school improvement plan as needed.
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