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

Click on the "Download SBLT Toolkit Overview" link below to download the SBLT Toolkit Overview document. This document discusses the activities of SBLTs, including the phases and steps of their work throughout the school year. This document is the foundation to the SBLT Toolkit. In addition, individual tools are designed to be used as needed in concert with the Overview.

Phase 1: Prepare

Step 1: Determining membership

ActionTools & 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

ActionTools & Resources
Building an SBLT calendar Tool 2a

Step 3: Creating a School Improvement Plan (SIP)

ActionTools & Resources
SIP Theory of Action Tool 3a
Writing your school's SIP Tool 3b
Thriving Schools Rubric Tool 3c
Question checklist to finalize SIP Tool 3d
School Profile Tool 3e

Step 4: Preparing data

ActionTools & 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

ActionTools & Resources
Agenda checklist Tool 5a
SBLT note-taking template Tool 5b
Meeting process strategies Tool 5c

Step 6: Analyzing data

ActionTools & Resources
Data analysis protocol Tool 6a
Root cause Tool 6b

Phase 3: Act

Step 7: Taking action

ActionTools & Resources
Action item tracker Tool 7a
From piles of data to action Tool 7b

Step 8: Monitoring progress

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

Step 9: Reflecting

ActionTools & Resources
Next steps Tool 9a

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

2015-16 SBLT Toolkit

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

2013-14 SBLT Toolkit