The National High School Center recognizes that there are a variety of processes that high schools and districts can employ to support high school improvement. Regardless of the specific tools and frameworks that may be used, the Center believes that the six steps of high school improvement illustrated in the School Improvement Process figure provide high schools and districts with a structure to customize their approach to best support high school improvement efforts.
While the Center's high school improvement process does not require schools and districts to use specific tools or frameworks, it was designed to build on the following Center resources:
- Eight Elements of High School Improvement: A Mapping Framework
- A Self-Assessment Tool: A Coherent Approach to High School Improvement
- High School Improvement: Indicators of Effectiveness and School-Level Benchmarks
More information on the Center's high school improvement process and its Eight Elements of High School Improvement is available on the following pages: