Indistar is an online school improvement planning tool for school teams to inform, coach, sustain, track, and report improvement activities as they develop their Improvement Plan, or “Action Plan”.
A departure from the conventional, static school improvement planning process, Indistar is an interactive tool that guides improvement teams through a continuous cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, and progress tracking.
Developed by the Academic Development Institute nearly a decade ago, there are now approximately 30 states nationwide using Indistar as their school improvement planning tool.
The tool contains 132 research-based rapid improvement “indicators”, or behavioral descriptions of elements of professional practices; each of which is categorized into one of seven Turnaround Principles. Each indicator is linked to a research-based “Wise Ways” brief that provides an explanation, relevant research, and citations of resources to aid school teams through plan development and implementation.
The tool also allows for the integration of the Title I Schoolwide Plan Components so that Title I Schoolwide schools can coordinate their Title I Schoolwide Plan in conjunction with their Action Plan.
All schools and their districts that have been identified for assistance use Indistar as their action planning tool, but Indistar is offered free of charge to any school or district in the state. For more information or to request an account, contact
the Office of Student and School Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical support for the use of the Indistar Action Planning tool is available on demand to all school and district teams via phone, email, and web-meeting.
Contact the Office of Student and School Success at email@example.com for any assistance, questions, or to schedule a web-based training with your team.
General Resources to Aid School and District Teams
Navigating Indistar to Develop & Implement your Action Plan: A Guide for Beginners
How to modify your internet browser settings to ensure you can fully access all features in Indistar
New Features added to Indistar: Fall 2013