Interim Measurable Objectives and Best Practices

Purpose of the Training
• Examine Interim Measurable Objectives as
defined in the ESEA Flexibility document.
• Develop a process for creating IMOs.
• Focus Areas for IMOs
• Progress monitoring of IMOs
• Maintaining data and documentation of IMOs
• Establishing an Evidence Box
Priority and Focus Schools
The ADE SIS will monitor quality
and effectiveness of the district and
school in meeting interim objectives
and summative AMOs in the
Interim Measurable Objectives
1. Teacher and leader practice
2. Student progress and achievement—
objectives must be set for evaluating interim
progress of each low performing subgroup
contributing to achievement gaps within the
3. Student safety and discipline (address if
4. Parent and community engagement
What is an IMO?
Interim: between, intervals
Measurable: a portion, a degree, an estimate of
what is to be expected, a step planned or
taken as a means to an end
Objectives: something toward which effort is
directed, a goal.
• An objective (goal) that is planned with
• Between now and then, how are you going to
break your goal or objective into a series of
connected measures that will allow you to
accomplish your goal in intervals with
increasing or decreasing proportions?
• (Measure every 3 months)
IMO Components
• Date- Calendar date
• Number/Percentage- the amount of change to
increase or decrease
• Who or What- Who and/or what the change will
• Objective/Goal- What is to be accomplished
• Tool- What is used to measure the change
Guiding Questions
• WHEN is the objective to be accomplished?
• WHAT number/percentage is to be achieved?
What baseline data will be needed?
• WHO or What will be affected?
• WHAT objective will be accomplished?
• WHAT tool will determine the outcomes?
Basic Sample Structure
(WHO AND/OR WHAT) will meet
(OBJECTIVE/GOAL) as determined by
Example IMO
By October 31, 2013, 60% of required Classroom
Walkthroughs, CWTs will be completed by trained
personnel as indicated by Teachscape report.
By January 31, 2014, 75% of required Classroom
Walkthroughs, CWTs will be completed by trained
personnel as indicated by Teachscape report.
By April 31, 2014, 85% of required Classroom
Walkthroughs, CWTs will be completed by trained
personnel as indicated by Teachscape report.
IMO - Process
1. Collect Baseline data- During the month of August
2013, 243 discipline slips were submitted to the
2. Write the IMO- By October 12, 2013, There will be
a 5% decrease in the number of classroom referrals
submitted to the principal and leadership team.
3. Review IMO data following the completion date
(Post-data) - During the month of October 2013,
the data showed there was a 10% decrease in office
referrals at 219.
• The IMOs are written as benchmark
statements under the PIP/TIP priority in the
building ACSIP.
• There will be a PIP/TIP priority for the 2013-14
and a PIP/TIP priority for the 2014-15 PIP/TIP.
• There will be IMOs for the 2013-14 PIP/TIP
and the 2014-15 PIP/TIP.
If the IMO was not met what will be
the next steps?
• Modify/update the PIP/TIP to reflect the current
• Gather data
• School leadership team or staff will analyze the actions
connected to the IMO. (The IMO may or may not be
• Targeted Professional Learning (Professional
• Adjust the next IMO (if applicable)
Progress Monitoring of IMOs
• Establish an IMO Calendar(monthly/quarterly)
• Inform the staff of the current focus of the
• Assign an individual(s) to gather/maintain
• Maintain an Evidence Box/Documentation File
• Teams review/analyze data to determine if
IMO was met or not met
• Determine next steps
Hot Springs Summit ALE: Simple
Solutions to IMO Documentation
Room 205
Ashdown L. F. Henderson Intermediate
Ashdown Junior High: Room 201
Creating and Analyzing Data Digitally
ADE SIS Reports
• All monthly reports submitted by the ADE SIS
may be accessed in Indistar.
• IMO Quarterly reports are submitted by the
ADE SIS to denote the progress made in
meeting the IMOs based on the
documentation of evidence presented.
Change in Teacher and Leader
Practice Best Practices
• The conversation that occurs around the
leadership table and in PLCs focuses on literacy,
math and science data, CWT data, accountability,
high expectations, reaching the AMO through the
IMOs, data walls, evidence of student
engagement, climate of the building, culture of
the school which leaves to shared leadership and
data driven decision making.
Student Progress and Achievement
Best Practices
• IMO charts are visible in the classrooms and
TLI data is posted after the module is
complete so students and teachers can discuss
the results.
• Students are now charting their own data for
• Students are provided with a safety-net
Parent and Community
Engagement Best Practices
• PTOs have been organized for the first time in
years at some schools.
• Community members are volunteering in the
classrooms as guest speakers.
• Area businesses are participating in Career
Fairs during parent-teacher conferences.
• Parents are involved in school surveys and
data disaggregation.
Student Safety and Discipline
Best Practices
• Leadership team looks at relevant data to
determine areas of need-- whether it be
tardies, discipline referrals or other areas.
• What we try to diminish: tardies,
absenteeism, discipline referrals--classroom
and elsewhere.
• Create transparency in all areas.
IMO Worksheet for Best Practices
Focus Areas
Best Practices Best Practices/
and/or Where we Where we want to
are now
1. Change in Teacher and
Leader Practice
2. Student Progress and
3. Student Safety and
4. Family and Community
Presenters Contact Information
ADE School Improvement Specialists
Pam Clark: [email protected]
Cell #501-580-9707
Teena Bell: [email protected]
Cell #501-205-6133
Chante’le Williams: chante’[email protected]
Cell #501-580-7614

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