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​PLSD Named District of Distinction by “District Administration”


            In March 2015, Papillion-La Vista School District (PLSD) is being recognized as a District of Distinction by “District Administration” for their implementation of the IDEAL continuous improvement model.
When PLSD first implemented professional learning communities (PLCs) nearly 10 years, they discovered that the accountability for continuous improvement was inadequate. It was then that the PLSD began to focus on designing and implementing a continuous improvement process.
            In 2009, the PLSD implemented the IDEAL (identify, describe, evaluate, act and learn) research model. The IDEAL process gave staff the ability to analyze data and create action plans to address weaknesses in teaching and student achievement. For the first time ever, student achievement data was monitored in real-time through dashboards.
            On the first Nebraska reading assessment, reading was identified as an area that needed academic improvement in the PLSD. Through using the IDEAL model, looking at student achievement and focusing on continuous improvement, the PLSD has seen reading scores, especially elementary scores rise at great levels. The percentage of students at or above end-of-grade level reading grew by 25 percent for grades 3 and 4 and 30 percent for grade 5, from 2010 to 2013.
            The outstanding gains in achievement and commitment to continuous improvement is why PLSD was named a District of Distinction by District Administration in March 2015. PLSD is one of 62 districts from across the country that are being honored in the March 2015 issue.​ 


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