CI for Equity — CI4E Landing Page

As you continue to test out new ideas through CI, check out these resources to ensure equity is the core of every idea.

Mock Discipline Inquiry Cycle Video (CT RISE)

This video demonstrates how to use a KidStat data protocol with a group of participants across a range of roles, as they engage in a strengths-based, holistic conversation about student success. In this meeting, the data team follows four steps: student data review, strengths, growth areas, and action steps.

CI for Equity — Understanding the Problem (CI4E Design Team)

The Design Team’s process resulted in two key products: critical inquiry questions and a curated set of tools that users can access to support an equity-driven continuous improvement process.



Description: The critical inquiry questions, also known as equity considerations, aim to provide an entry point for improvement teams to examine their processes with an equity lens with a list of equity-centered prompts for teams to consider.



When using this resource, keep in mind: Intentionally infusing, prioritizing, and sustaining an equity lens to an improvement project often requires a mindset change for those engaged in this work. This list reflects important considerations that teams must keep in mind during both planning and implementation of improvement processes, including:



• Starting with the self: Examining the layers of identity & perspective

• Seeing the system: Examining context & history

• Examining the lens & locus of influence: Elevating authentic voice

• Shifting the paradigm: Valuing process & outcomes
Description: The critical inquiry questions, also known as equity considerations, aim to provide an entry point for NSIs to examine their processes with an equity lens with a list equity-centered prompts for teams to consider.

When using this resource, keep in mind: Intentionally infusing, prioritizing, and sustaining an equity lens to an improvement project often requires a mindset change for those engaged in this work. This list reflects important considerations that teams must keep in mind during both planning and implementation of improvement processes, including:

• Starting with the self: Examining the layers of identity & perspective
• Seeing the system: Examining context & history
• Examining the lens & locus of influence: Elevating authentic voice
• Shifting the paradigm: Valuing process & outcomes

RISE Data Pipeline (CT RISE)

This slide outlines CT RISE's data pipeline and can be used as an example of how to display and visualize effective data pathways.

Improvement is for Everyone Videos and Resources Series (Shift)

Shift has created a series of engaging videos that introduce tools to support your improvement journey. From employing empathy in project design to developing effective measures of success, these videos can help you create a baseline understanding of continuous improvement. Your team can also use them to get the most out of a convening or coaching session. The videos are easy to share with teachers, students, and others you want to bring into your CI efforts. To see the videos in this introductory series, visit www.shift-results.com/online-learning.

CI for Equity — Testing Interventions (CI4E Design Team)

The Design Team’s process resulted in two key products: critical inquiry questions and a curated set of tools that users can access to support an equity-driven continuous improvement process.



Description: The critical inquiry questions, also known as equity considerations, aim to provide an entry point for improvement teams to examine their processes with an equity lens with a list of equity-centered prompts for teams to consider.



When using this resource, keep in mind: Intentionally infusing, prioritizing, and sustaining an equity lens to an improvement project often requires a mindset change for those engaged in this work. This list reflects important considerations that teams must keep in mind during both planning and implementation of improvement processes, including:



• Starting with the self: Examining the layers of identity & perspective

• Seeing the system: Examining context & history

• Examining the lens & locus of influence: Elevating authentic voice

• Shifting the paradigm: Valuing process & outcomes

Description: The critical inquiry questions, also known as equity considerations, aim to provide an entry point for NSIs to examine their processes with an equity lens with a list equity-centered prompts for teams to consider.

When using this resource, keep in mind: Intentionally infusing, prioritizing, and sustaining an equity lens to an improvement project often requires a mindset change for those engaged in this work. This list reflects important considerations that teams must keep in mind during both planning and implementation of improvement processes, including:

• Starting with the self: Examining the layers of identity & perspective
• Seeing the system: Examining context & history
• Examining the lens & locus of influence: Elevating authentic voice
• Shifting the paradigm: Valuing process & outcomes

5 Whys Root Cause and System Protocols (Northwest Regional Education Service District)

This "5 Whys Protocol" is intended to help investigate root causes and problems of practice and to help ground root cause in systems challenges and not student characteristics.

CI for Equity — Convening a Network (CI4E Design Team)

The Design Team’s process resulted in two key products: critical inquiry questions and a curated set of tools that users can access to support an equity-driven continuous improvement process.


Description: The critical inquiry questions, also known as equity considerations, aim to provide an entry point for NSIs to examine their processes with an equity lens with a list equity-centered prompts for teams to consider.

When using this resource, keep in mind: Intentionally infusing, prioritizing, and sustaining an equity lens to an improvement project often requires a mindset change for those engaged in this work. This list reflects important considerations that teams must keep in mind during both planning and implementation of improvement processes, including:

• Starting with the self: Examining the layers of identity & perspective
• Seeing the system: Examining context & history
• Examining the lens & locus of influence: Elevating authentic voice
• Shifting the paradigm: Valuing process & outcomes

New to CI
9 resources

This collection is to help you introduce the concepts of continuous improvement to new network members.

CI & Equity
8 resources

As you continue to test out new ideas through CI, check out these resources to ensure equity is the core of every idea.

9th Grade On-Track
4 resources

The resources in this collection will help your team explore different approaches used by schools and districts with 9th grade on-track goals. You will be able to access protocols, research, tools, and exemplars that offer evidence-based approaches to improvement in this area.