Leaders from Sampson County Schools are continuing their Continuous Improvement program throughout the district.
During a recent meeting, Col. Tommy Macon, assistant superintendent for academics and student services, presented an update to the board about the plan.
“Everything is on track as we’ve planned and we feel good about the process,” Macon said.
Several committees are scheduled to meet in August or July. Some of the topics focus on expectations, instruction, resource management and engagement. Macon said the bulk of the work will be completed through AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that accredits schools throughout the United States and provides educational assistance in the process.
Macon and other school officials met in June to go over the current plan and the new NCStar, which is a web-based tool that helps a district or team individuals with progress. The program contains more than 100 research based practices and allows schools flexibility to personalize plans to meet needs.
Macon said about 50 school districts have transitioned to the new platform. Training for the program will occur near the end of June with committee chairs and principals.
“What I like about it, is that it’s interactive,” Macon said. “It’s not one that sits on the shelf and gets checked three times a year.”
The NCStar requires school officials to interact with the program, at least twice a month.
“It’s a continuous process,” he said.
Macon said NCStar is also aligned with the state’s Multi-Tiered System of Support, which promotes school improvement through engaging, research-based academic and behavioral practices.
following the meetings, committees will meet with each other during the year and analyze data to come up with goals for accreditation purposes.