The WISE Tool is a Web-based system that guides a school team in charting its improvement and managing the continuous improvement process as shown the the graphic. Developed by Indistar®, the WISE Tool is premised on the firm belief that school improvement is best accomplished when directed by the people closest to the students. While the state provides a framework for the process, each school team applies its own ingenuity to achieve the results it desires for its students.
The tool includes Wise Ways research briefs to support its indicators of effective practice as well as Indicators in Action video modules demonstrating the practices, and the technology for capacity builders to coach the teams in real time. In addition, it provides coaches with the capability to assist school- teams with coaching comments about the team’s ongoing work.
Key Indicators form the foundation of WISE. These indicators of effective practice are concrete, behavioral expressions of professional practice that research demonstrates contribute to student learning. In addition they can be filtered to align to the USDE Turnaround Principles, Oklahoma Nine Essential Elements, and 10 Components of a Title I Schoolwide plan as shown in the Turnaround Principles Crosswalk.
For WISE usernames and passwords, please contact Ian Cox at 405-522-3395.