School Improvement Hierarchy

The School Improvement Hierarchy provides a model to guide what needs to happen next in a school's improvement journey. It incorporates the nine domains of the National School Improvement Tool (PDF, 120KB).

The hierarchy is a tool that provides a common language for conversation in school communities. It acts as a lens to determine a school's current position in its improvement journey.
Key elements of school improvement have prerequisites, depending on the context and capacity of the school community. For example, substantial progress in Differentiated Teaching and Learning hinges on building shared understandings, establishing consistent practices and demonstrating success in Analysis and Discussion of Data.

The School Improvement Hierarchy model

Accessible description of School Improvement Hierarchy model (RTF, 42KB)​​

​Applying the School Improvement Hierarchy

For some inspiring video examples of how the School Improvement Hierarchy has been applied to drive improvement in Queensland schools, visit Videos - effective practice​.

More information for staff

DoE staff can access more information about the School Improvement Hierarchy and other elements of the School Improvement Model via the Accelerating School Improvement​ page on OnePortal.

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Last updated
04 October 2018