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School-Based Leadership Team (SBLT) Toolkit

The SBLT Toolkit is designed to support the work of high-functioning SBLTs.

Click "Download 2018-19 SBLT Toolkit" to download the SBLT Toolkit in its entirety. Included in this download is information about the activities of SBLTs, including the phases and steps of their work throughout the school year, along with the individual tools pertaining to each step within each phase. Use the interactive table of contents to navigate to any section of interest, and check out the section about the major changes to the toolkit from last year.

Individual tools and resources are also available for direct download below.

Download 2018-19 SBLT Toolkit

Phase 1: Prepare

Step 1: Determining membership

Action Tools & Resources
Defining roles and responsibilities Tool 1a
Team development strategies Tool 1b
Conducting successful meetings Tool 1c
SBLT self-assessment rubric Tool 1d

Step 2: Building a calendar

Action Tools & Resources
Building an SBLT calendar Tool 2a

Step 3: Creating a School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Action Tools & Resources
SIP Process Flowchart Tool 3a
SIP End of Year Reflection

Tool 3b

Thriving Schools Rubric

Tool 3c

SIP Theory of Action

Tool 3d

Writing your school's SIP Tool 3e
Questions to Guide SIP Creation Tool 3f
SIP Approval Meeting

Tool 3g

Step 4: Preparing data

Action Tools & Resources
Data inventory Tool 4a
Walkthrough data Tool 4b
Deep Dive visit data Tool 4c
Essential questions for a high-quality data overview Tool 4d

Phase 2: Inquire

Step 5: Conducting meetings

Action Tools & Resources
Agenda checklist Tool 5a
Sample agendas Tool 5b
SBLT note-taking template & agenda item tracker Tool 5c
Meeting process strategies Tool 5d

Step 6: Analyzing data

Action Tools & Resources
Data analysis protocol Tool 6a
Root cause Tool 6b

Phase 3: Act

Step 7: Taking action

Action Tools & Resources
From piles of data to action Tool 7a

Step 8: Monitoring progress

Action Tools & Resources
Quarterly progress monitoring No associated tool; track progress within SIP

Step 9: Reflecting

Action Tools & Resources
Next steps Tool 9a

As new toolkits are developed each year, old versions are available below for download.

2017-18 SBLT Toolkit

2016-17 SBLT Toolkit

2015-16 SBLT Toolkit

2014-15 SBLT Toolkit (overview only; tools unchanged from 2013-14)

2013-14 SBLT Toolkit

*This content was reviewed and updated in May 2018*