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School Improvement Systems (OIP Process)

What is the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP)?


OIP Process Whole

Ohio's Statewide System of Support utilizes the Ohio Improvement Process as a framework to establish systemic collaborative structures. These structures support the development and implementation of focused goals and strategic plans looking at both student academic and non-academic needs. 

The Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) includes, but goes well beyond, the traditional plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycle. When viewed as an organizational strategy, rather than an exercise in compliance, the OIP gives districts a template through which focused and intentional action can take place. It brings educators together through collaborative team structures to learn from each other, and it facilitates communication and decision-making between and across levels of the system (district, central office, school, grade levels, content areas, classrooms).

The team structures at the core of the OIP form peer-to-peer networks, giving more people a voice and allowing for the inclusion of multiple perspectives in guiding each district’s journey toward organizational learning and continuous improvement.

To learn more, reach out to one of the consultants on the SST16 OIP Consultant Team or expand each section below.

The 5 Step Process

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SST16 OIP Team

Julie Bays

Interim Director/Lead OIP Consultant

Malinda Johnston

Special Education and OIP Consultant

Jenny Lang

OIP Consultant

Robin Phillips

OIP Consultant

Nancy Ruth

OIP Consultant