Innovation & Improvement

School Improvement Grant — Section 1003(g) Resources

Updated March 2014

Center on Innovation and Improvement
National center provides access to research-based resources on district and school improvement processes.

Coaching for School Improvement: A Guide for Coaches and Their Supervisors (2011): Resources for school improvement coaches and teams with the development, implementation, and monitoring of school improvement processes.  Includes detailed exercises and examples, as well as references to research based practices (Author: Karen Laba and Center on Innovation and Improvement).

Guide to Working with External Providers pdf format

Handbook on Effective Implementation of School Improvement Grants
The handbook provides practical information, suggestions, and resources to States, districts and schools implementing Title I School Improvement Grants.

Illinois District and School Improvement Planning and Related Resources
Tools and resources to assist districts and schools develop comprehensive improvement plans that meet federal and state requirements in the Illinois Interactive Report Card.

MASS Insight: School Turnaround Research Resources

Mass Insight Turnaround Challenge: Mass Insight is a nationally regarded leader in researching dramatic school intervention.  Their publication "The Turnaround Challenge" is available at:

National High School Center
National center serves as the central source of information and expertise on high school improvement for the Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs).

School Restructuring: What Works When: A Guide for Educational Leaders pdf format

Turnaround Sustainability Toolkit
Presentation, Handouts, and Toolkits for measuring Academic Return on Investment and forecasting the funding gap.

Supporting Sustainability Efforts in Turnaround

Toolkit for Implementing the School Improvement Grant Word Document (Center on Innovation and Improvement, April 9, 2009)

US Dept of Education SIG 1003(g) Resources
Federal resources and forms.

What Works Clearinghouse
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Services features educational resources demonstrating what works in education.

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