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Florida Continuous Improvement Model (FCIM)
Florida's Continuous Improvement Model is a continuous process in which data analysis determines classroom instruction. High student achievement with the Sunshine State Standards is the teaching focus of the Florida Continuous Improvement Model (FCIM).
FCIM is based on the FOCUS Process.
F - Formulate a plan. - Disaggregate student performance data.
O - Optimize time by preparing and following a timeline. - Plan the instructional calendar.
C - Concentrate on teaching standards and collaborate with the instructional team. - Teach the instructional focus in the classroom.
U - Utilize assessments at short, frequent intervals. - Conduct frequent student assessments, maintain and monitor the teaching and learning process.
S - Sustain learning with tutorial, enrichment, and maintenance activities. – Provide tutorials for re-teaching or enrichment for objectives that have been mastered.
Anderson , G., & Davenport, P. FOCUS on student achievement: Integrated system for improving student performance, p.8.
Information, Links and Tools
Data Analysis Tools
Florida Continuous Improvement Model (pdf) (ppt) (This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the 2005 DOE/FAISA/FASA
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Leadership conference. January