The WISD District Improvement Plan (DIP) is prepared annually in accordance with requirements of Chapter 11, Subchapter F, of the Texas Education Code, specifically §11.251 and §11.252. These requirements are also contained in WISD policies BQ(Legal) and BQA(Legal).
Each school district shall have a district improvement plan that is developed, evaluated, and revised annually, in accordance with district policy, by the Superintendent with the assistance of the district-level committee. The purpose of the district improvement plan is to guide district and campus staff in the improvement of student performance for all student groups in order to attain state standards in respect to academic excellence indicators.
The DIP serves two important purposes:
- To document a Comprehensive System for Continuous Improvement for the district. The system is accomplished at the district, campus, and individual employee levels, through establishment of policy, and delivery of a number of long-range, ongoing, and annual actions. An integral feature of the system is the alignment of all district planning efforts with the Strategic Plan.
- To provide a Strategic Action Plan for implementing the five-year Strategic Plan on an annual basis. The Strategic Action Plan provides detailed annual work plans for the Key Action Steps in the Strategic Plan, and is guided by a Needs Assessment conducted each year by the District Advisory Council.