Indistar: What Now? - Center on Innovations in Learning

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Transcript Indistar: What Now? - Center on Innovations in Learning

Indistar: What Next?

Indistar Summit April 2013 Richmond, Virginia

The Premise

District and school Leadership Teams will candidly assess their professional practice and chart their course for improvement if given:

Clear expectations.

A structured, continuous process.

Access to resources.

Coaching and feedback.

Most districts can ultimately assume responsibility for supporting, coaching, and monitoring the work of their schools.


Since the beginning, ADI has co developed Indistar in collaboration with states.

Co-development means all states benefit from each state’s suggestions for system improvement.

Co-development means we are all educators, working together to build tools that enhance our work for the ultimate benefit of students.


2009-2010: Proof of Concept study in 27 Virginia restructuring schools.

Tracked assessment scores

Edvantia—user satisfaction

2011-2012: Independent, external evaluation of state implementation.

2013-2014: Evaluation of effectiveness in school improvement for high-fidelity implementers.

Where We Have Been

Building Indistar: 2007-2011

Center on Innovation & Improvement invested about $1 million in federal dollars to create the system and support states in implementing it.

Building Indistar: 2011-2013

ADI invested another $850,000 in further improvements to the system.

Building Indistar: 2012-Forward

State membership of $10,000 per year in the Indistar Network maintains the system and provides client support. 24 States plus DC and BIE in 2013.

Where We Are Now

Center on Innovations in Learning

2012- forward: CIL provides basic technical assistance to states using Indistar to:

Improve the quality of implementation

Share the states’ work with each other (IndistarConnect)

Sponsor the Indistar Summit

Support the Indistar “Shepherds” in assisting and advocating for the states

Use Indistar to take innovations in learning to scale

Building State Capacity and Productivity Center

2012-forward: BSCP Center, with Regional Centers, assists states through:

State Functions Integration Project: Streamlining and integrating state planning, reporting, and monitoring systems

Managing Performance in the System of Support: Assessing and improving their Systems of Support with IndiSEA, using Indistar’s engine with 52 rubric-based indicators

The Institute for Performance Improvement

Using Indistar documentation, will provide independent certification process for:

Indistar schools



Will study use of school certification process to meet state accreditation requirements

PLS 3 rd Learning

Will contract with states for advanced, co-development of web based technologies.

Will collaborate with ADI to integrate Indistar into state systems.

Where We Are Headed

State Options 1. Continue with ADI management of Indistar 2. Assume basic management capabilities for Indistar 3. Assume advanced management capabilities for Indistar

The Cloud

May 2013: Indistar will move to a high-capacity server maintained by IlliniCloud, a group that provides service for schools, districts, and related non-profits.

ADI’s Goals

Utilize federally-funded technical assistance centers to provide TA related to Indistar, innovation, and systems of support.

Apply state Indistar Network membership fees to ensure basic maintenance and improvement of the system.

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Improve the quality of implementation through certification, state sharing, and technical assistance.

Provide advanced system development in conjunction with PLS 3 rd Learning.

Bottom Line for States

Ensured system quality at low, shared cost.

Access to expertise from national content centers and regional centers.

Independent certification to enhance quality of district and school implementation.

Options for more state management of the system.

Options for advanced work in developing and integrating web-based systems.