Annual Work Plan / Leadership Goals

2014 - 2016 District & School Improvement Plans

The 2014 - 16 District School Improvement Plan represents the joint efforts of the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Executive Administrative staff. The Plan outlines the annual work of the Cedar Rapids Community School District identified for the 2014 - 2016 school year.

School Improvement Plans

The commitment to an annual planning process, based on input from various stakeholders, is an important core value of the Cedar Rapids Community School District. We welcome comment and constructive input for future consideration.

District Leadership Goals 2014 – 2016

Closing the Achievement Gap (AG)

By June, 2015, the students in identified under-achieving subgroups will show a greater increase in the percent proficient and the percent making greater than expected growth as compared to all students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District as evidenced by the Iowa Assessments.

Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

By June 2015, all CRCSD Professional Learning Communities (PLC) will use the PLC framework to:

  • Align and implement the Student Learning Expectations with the Iowa Core Standards (PLC Question 1).
  • Use the PLC Process to address student learning needs (PLC Question 2).
  • Utilize research based best practices to provide targeted instruction resulting in improved student performance (PLC Questions 3 and 4).

Quality of Instruction (QI)

By June 2015 all teachers will increase their knowledge and application of the Characteristics of Effective Instruction, as described by the Iowa Core, to improve the quality of instruction in all CRCSD classrooms. This goal will be measured through feedback from professional development, survey data, and /or walkthrough data.