Urbandale Community Schools, Urbandale IA

Urbandale Community Schools began implementing the Jim Shipley & Associates systems approach in 2013.  The have implemented continuous improvement strategies from the district to the classroom levels with great fidelity.  Take a look at what happens with their results data when systems improvement implementation begins.  Their advanced performance (blue) dramatically increases, while the non-proficient performance (red) dramatically decreases.  Way to go Urbandale!

Missiouri Excellence Log

JSA is pleased to congratulate two client districts who received the highest level recognition from the Missouri state quality award program.

Jim Shipley & Associates (JSA) and JSA client, School District of Menomonee Falls showcased in Carnegie Foundation Case Study on Continuous Improvement

JSA was pleased to participate in a recent research study conducted by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education. The early research shows that there is a positive impact of using continuous improvement in education.

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Congratulations to JSA client schools on their improved 2013 state accountability grades!

  • Sena HS (Albuquerque, NM) improved from a D to a B
  • Cuba HS (Cuba, NM) improved from a low D to a high B

West Bend School District

Exciting Things are Happening in Wisconsin!

Implementation of the JSA Systems Approach impressed Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers during a recent visit.

State Superintendent Tony Evers was impressed when a first grader at Fair Park Elementary School quickly raised her hand and told him that her reading goal was to get to a Level I by the end of the year. “That’s impressive,” Evers said.

School District of Menomonee Falls

Carnegie Foundation Studies Impact of Continuous Improvement

Within the School District of Menomonee Falls, Kindergarten students are using the PDSA model to demonstrate performance and progress. Second grade teachers feel that their benchmarks may be set too low because students are out-performing the benchmark assessments set. Middle school social studies, math and language teachers indicate their results have never been higher and one math department at the high school has reduced failure rates by half.