A Wisconsin School District's Lean Route to Improving Student Literacy

Case Study

- January 2015

Abstract: With student literacy scores becoming stagnant, Kimberly Area School District (Kimberly) teachers used lean tools to address one of the most complex issues facing teachers. As a result of standard work created by teachers, the culture within school buildings changed from independent to collaborative. Upon employing standard work around planning and instruction, Kimberly’s literacy results improved dramatically.

Keywords: Case study; Education; Lean; Kimberly Area School District; Schools; Student Literacy; Reading scores; Rapid improvement event; Standard work;

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