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Identify Potential Gaps or Areas for Growth

 In this opening paragraph research reasons why strategic planning is beneficial to the organization. This opening portion requires at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.

In this second opening paragraph, as an expert in your field, explain your thoughts of possible gaps that are present in your organization. Tell why you feel this is and then support it with 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) 

In this opening paragraph, you will provide information on SWOT (what it is, how it benefits your organization, etc.). Just mention in general what each of these concepts mean. For example, define what a strength is in an organization, what a weakness is in an organization, what an opportunity is in an organization, and what a threat is in an organization. Compile your evidence and validate your claims with at least 4 to 8 current scholarly sources. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.

Effective Instructional Leadership in High Poverty, Majority Minority, Elementary Schools

by

Shawneequa Beal

A Strategic Research Project Submitted to the

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education

and School of Criminal Justice in Partial

Fulfillment of the Requirements for the

Degree of Doctor of Education

Nova Southeastern University

3

2023

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This strategic research project was submitted by Xxxxx Xxxxxx under the direction of the persons listed below. It was submitted to the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education at Nova Southeastern University.

Xxxx Xxxxxxxx, EdD or PhD

ESRP 9000 Faculty Member

Xxxx Xxxxxxxx, EdD or PhD

ESRP 9001 Faculty Member

Kimberly Durham, PsyD

Dean

Statement of Original Work

I declare the following:

I have read the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Responsibility as described in the
Student Handbook of Nova Southeastern University. This Strategic Research Project represents my original work, except where I have acknowledged the ideas, words, or material of other authors.

Where another author’s ideas have been presented in this Strategic Research Project, I have acknowledged the author’s ideas by citing them in the required style.

Where another author’s words have been presented in this Strategic Research Project, I have acknowledged the author’s words by using appropriate quotation devices and citations in the required style.

I have obtained permission from the author or publisher—in accordance with the required guidelines—to include any copyrighted material (e.g., tables, figures, survey instruments, large portions of text) in this Strategic Research Project manuscript.

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Executive Summary

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Single-space within each paragraph, but double-space between paragraphs. Do not indent the first lines of paragraphs. The narrative portion (i.e., after the informational first paragraph) of the Executive Summary should be 220-270 words. The Executive Summary must not exceed one page in length.

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Table of Contents

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Part 1: Critical Analysis 1

Researcher’s Role #

Description of the Setting #

Organizational Background and History #

The Mission Statement #

The Vision Statement #

The Value Statement #

Organizational Reputation and Sustainability #

Relevant Terms #

Identify Potential Gaps or Areas for Growth #

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) #

Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) #

External Factor Evaluation (EFE) #

Part 2: Define the Problem #

Synthesis of Literature Related to the Problem #

Research Methods #

Pertinent Models, Frameworks, or Theories #

Summary of Findings #

Statement of the Problem #

Description of the Context of the Problem #

Scope and Significance of the Problem #

Rationale for Investigating the Problem #

Well-Defined Problem Statement #

Part 3: Research Possible Solutions #


Introduction #

Possible Solutions #

Possible Solution One: Solution Title #

Possible Solution Two: Solution Title #

Possible Solution Three: Solution Title #

Possible Solution Four: Solution Title #

Part 4: Select a Solution #


Overview of the Four Solutions #



Advantages (Pros) and Disadvantages (Cons) of Solutions #

Solution One: Solution Title #

Solution Two: Solution Title #

Solution Three: Solution Title #

Solution Four: Solution Title #

Discussion of Barriers #

Solution One: Solution Title #

Solution Two: Solution Title #

Solution Three: Solution Title #

Solution Four: Solution Title #


Summary of Rationale for Selected Solution #

Part 5: Strategies to Accomplish the Selected Solution #

Strategy One: Strategy Title #

Synthesis of Literature Related to Strategy One #

Strategy Two: Strategy Title #

Synthesis of Literature Related to Strategy Two #

Part 6: Evaluation of the Strategies #

Quantitative Strategic Plan Matrix #

Evaluation of Internal Factor Evaluation #

Discussion of Internal Factors That Influence the Plan #

Evaluation of External Factor Evaluation #

Discussion of External Factors That Influence the Plan #

First Alternative Attractiveness Score and Benefit for the Organization #

Second Alternative Attractiveness Score and Benefit for the Organization #

Summary of Most Important Strategy #

Part 7: Development of an Action Plan #

Action Steps #

Timeline #

Roles and Responsibilities #

Resources #

Organizational Support #

Barriers or Resistance #

Evaluation #

Reflection on the Overall Experience #

Part 8: Audio-Visual Presentation of SRP #

Narrative of Electronic Presentation #

Peer Review Questions #

Oral Defense of the SRP #

Narrative Defense of Selected Questions #

Part 9: Conclusion #

Recommendations #

Final Conclusions #

References #

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Part 1: Critical Analysis

Researcher’s Role Comment by Gina Peyton: Missing name on this document. Also, you are to submit your work in the SRP template with EVERY submission. Please place this in the template which will also include your name.
Thank you,
Dr. Peyton

A person who conducts in-depth study on a subject to gain greater knowledge about that subject is called a researcher. A good researcher needs to be many things to many people. Research is very important in education. Education research can play a vital role in policy making and learning programs. There is no one set of duties that a researcher is expected to fulfill across all academic disciplines or professional domains. Researchers in the medical field may utilize clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of a novel treatment, whereas social scientists may use questionnaires and in-person interviews to gain a better understanding of how people behave (Aspers & Corte, 2019). Comment by Gina Peyton: (Aspers & Corte, 2019)

Through the processes of data gathering, analysis, and interpretation, the role of a researcher is to contribute to the existing body of knowledge in their respective discipline. Researchers acquire data through a variety of methods, some of which include controlled experiments, surveys, interviews, and direct observation (Bakker, 2018). Direct observation is another method. They first do statistical analysis on the data to derive conclusions, and then they interpret the findings of that study. They present their findings at conferences and publish them in academic journals and papers to share their findings with others and advance the field.

I am the former principal of George H. Oliver Elementary School. I was a teacher for 14 years before I moved into administration. I was a high school principal for four years before I became and elementary principal. I served as principal of George H. Oliver for four years before I decided to return to being a high school principal. It was my role and responsibility to serve as the instructional leader of the school. As principal, it was also my responsibility to conduct informal and formal observations of teachers using the Mississippi Professional Growth Rubric. School administrators are required to be trained by the Mississippi Department of Education to give teachers ratings during observation (Mississippi Department of Education, 2022). I also worked with teachers to set learning goals based on the state approved curriculum. Comment by Gina Peyton: How long have your been a teacher? The principal? Please clarify here.

As the leader of the school, I had to build partnerships with community stakeholders so that the whole child could be educated. I was also responsible for developing and implementing a school improvement plan. In my capacity, I served as support for new teachers and served on the district’s disciplinary committee. It was also my responsibility to manage GHO district and federal budget. I had to ensure that federal money was spent according to the needs of the school. Finally, as principal, it was my responsibility to improve the culture of the school by boosting teacher morale, decreasing the amount of discipline problems, and increasing attendance.

Description of the Setting

George H. Oliver Elementary School (GHO) is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, which is in the heart of the Mississippi Delta region. GHO is in the Brickyard neighborhood, an area of the city plagued by violence and crime. GHO inherits all the social ills associated with these tumultuous community environments. GHO is one of the Clarksdale Municipal School District’s four elementary magnet schools serving students in grades Pre-K-4. Currently, GHO serves approximately 350 students, which represents an enrollment increase due to the closure of one of the district’s elementary schools in 2016. Students from the closed elementary school were divided among the four remaining schools. Almost all of students at GHO come from low-income families. 100% of the students at GHO receive free meals through the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision Program. Approximately 99% of the students at George H. Oliver are African American (George H. Oliver School Wide Plan, 2021) Comment by Gina Peyton: delete Comment by Gina Peyton: four

GHO is a themed, magnet school targeting the Visual and Performing Arts to enhance the curriculum. In addition to the core subjects, students can participate in music classes including keyboarding and choral music. The staff is comprised of approximately 30 employees, consisting of one Administrator; one Secretary; one Part-time Counselor who comes two times a week; 15 full-time certified staff members, consisting of one pre-K teacher, one part-time music teacher, one part-time PE teacher, one part-time librarian; and nine non-certified staff members. Staff turnover at GHO has been a tremendous challenge. Over the last 4 years, there has been three different school principals, and approximately 40% of the current teachers have less than 4 years of teaching experience. About 15% of the teachers hold an emergency or provisional license. Comment by Gina Peyton: This paragraph moved to full justification. Please move back to “left justification”. Comment by Gina Peyton: Fix numbers. Comment by Gina Peyton: Yes, this is correct.

The district leadership includes a superintendent, assistant superintendent, chief executive officer, and business manager. The district also has several departments in the organizational structure which include the special education, transportation, maintenance, human resource, and food service departments. The various departments ensure that schools are provided with the supports they need. An important part of the district is the federal programs departments. Funds are received from the federal government to ensure equity for all the students in the Clarksdale Municipal School district. Federal funding makes up a majority of the district budget (Clarksdale Municipal School District, 2023).


Organizational Background and History



George H. Oliver was established in 1962 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. George H. Oliver is one of four elementary schools in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Clarkdale Municipal School Board wanted to establish an elementary school in an area where it was easily accessible by the African American population. The goals of George H. Oliver are improving student achievement, build teacher capacity, and increase student attendance (George H. Oliver Strategic Plan, 2021). George H. Oliver increased their accountability rating with the state the department of educations from an F to a D in 2018. The school received recognition from the Mississippi Department of Education (Mississippi Department of Education 2018). George H. Oliver has had three principals and high traditional high teacher turnover. From 2019-2021 the teacher turnover rate was low, because they able to keep the same principal for 4 years. Comment by Gina Peyton: Comment by Gina Peyton: Comment by Gina Peyton: 4

In 2018 George H. Oliver Elementary school was a comprehensive support and improvement school because of the F rating on accountability. The school was able to raise the accountability level by eighty-seven points to become a D school on accountability (Mississippi Department of Education 2018). Factors that contributed to the improvement was improved school culture, teacher retention, and improved attendance. One of the most importance factors in helping to transform the school was increase in teacher morale. George H. Oliver continues to struggle with socioeconomic issues that prevents academic achievements from being the main focus.


The Mission Statement

The elementary school’s mission is to provide an accurate, comprehensive, and contemporary curriculum that prepares students for increased understanding, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. In addition, the school aspire to contribute to developing a positive school environment where students are nurtured as healthy individuals who can become active participants in society. This statement is concise and focused on what drives the school (Dernowska, n.d). It includes who they are, what the school do, and why they are doing it (Alegre et al., 2018). It also sets out how these goals are achieved. Comment by Gina Peyton: Is this the actual Mission statement? If so, please move to the appendix and only “discuss” your interpretation of your schools mission statement. Comment by Shawneequa Beal: No, this is not the actual mission, I included the actual one in the appendix


It should guide the organization whom they want to serve and what it wants to be. The given mission statement consists of the name of the school; George H. Oliver Elementary School, values; high-quality learning, and a unique distinguishing factor that makes the school standout; teamwork of parents and qualified staff. The statement outlines what the school is striving to accomplish. It describes student life, parent involvement, and community relations. The statement also highlights the organization’s future target, ensuring that students are responsible citizens in the future. An essential part to add would be the school’s innovations. Moreover, long-term goals inclusion would make the statement a success.


The Vision Statement

The future is now! The faculty and staff believe a great school starts with a deep understanding of each student’s needs and the communities surrounding our schools. This is a shared belief and the faculty and staff are passionate about developing strong leaders who can serve their students, communities, and the world in the ways they want to. The school will provide many opportunities for students to develop skills in areas such as reading, writing, math, and science, as well as other areas which give them a strong foundation for success. Each student will graduate from elementary school with a quality education, knowledge of navigating the world surrounding them, and the motivation needed to achieve their personal goals. The statement encompasses a completely objective or goals the school can and will achieve (Allen et al., 2018). The vision statement also contains something simple to remember, concise, and intellectual (Sulastri et al., 2021). It clarifies goals, defines values, and communicates how people are motivated. Comment by Gina Peyton: Is this your schools vision statement? Please see my above comment regarding mission statement and do the same. Comment by Shawneequa Beal: No this is not the actual vision statement. I included it in the ap[pendix.

This should define what the organization wants to become in the long run and its target position. The statement for George H. Oliver Elementary School has been expressed positively, where the institution strives to utilize its high-quality learning experiences to provide superior education to every child. Although the statement is short and complete, I would add details on learning technologies to support learners in becoming productive global citizens


The Value Statement

The school emphasizes the importance of respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. These values will be expressed in a way that speaks to the school’s commitment to helping the students reach their fullest potential. This statement is clear, concise, and straightforward (Gurley et al., 2021). This provides clarity for teachers, classmates, administrators, and parents alike (vic.edu, n.d). The statement is neither too long or nor complex to read that easier to comprehend it. Comment by Gina Peyton: The school…

The value statement is clear, concise, and easy to understand. It has been written in a way that is accessible and easily understood by students, staff, and the wider community. Also, it is reflective of the school’s culture and values. And it is aspiring and inspiring while reflecting the school’s goals and objectives. It is the foundation that sets the school’s tone and establishes the values, principles, and beliefs that the school stands for and will strive to uphold. It is important to clearly articulate the school’s values to create an environment conducive to learning, growth, and success. Comment by Gina Peyton: Is there a value statement? Where is it? Please fix. Comment by Shawneequa Beal: No this is not the value statement. It will be included in the appendix.


Organizational Reputation and Sustainability

Organizational Reputation:

George H. Oliver Elementary School in Clarksdale, Mississippi, has a poor reputation based on test scores, student progress, and equity. The test scores at this school fall far below the state average, which indicates that most students need to perform as expected at grade level (U.S.News, 2019). The student progress is also slow and poor annually compared to similar students in the state (U.S.News, 2019). In addition to low test scores, most students in this school have low points and fall behind their peers in terms of their academic progress. The highest percentage is underserved students from low-income families, which leaves them at an economic disadvantage that create a significant achievement gap (U.S.News, 2019). This vulnerability makes most students fall behind other students in the state. Based on enrollment and student demographics, 98% are Black, 1% are White, and the other 1% are white (Mississippi Department of Education (2023). Overall, this imbalance creates a negative perspective that results in a negative reputation for the school. Comment by Gina Peyton: Cite these stats. Comment by Gina Peyton: Delete space

O
rganizational Sustainability:

George H. Oliver Elementary School lack sustainability due to a lack of capacity building of professional teacher, lack of financial resources, and short-term pressure for higher academic performance. Nonetheless, there is an opportunity for the school to improve its organizational sustainability. For example, the school can use the student support and academic enrichment grant to increase its capacity to establish a pool of professional teachers (Mississippi Department of Education, 2023). The grant can also help the school to provide all the students with access to a well-rounded education, improve the use of technology and improve school conditions for student learning resulting in improved academic achievement (Mississippi Department of Education, 2023). It can further use section 4101, section 4106(d), section 4110, and section 4109(b) of article IV to establish student support and academic enrichment programs that ensure the school’s substantiality in short and long term.

Relevant Terms


Academic Achievement refers to a student’s learning outcome of a school’s curriculum (Tian, 2018)

At-Risk Student is defined as student who is likely to perform poorly in school (Fazul, 2022)

Researched-Based Instructional Strategy is any teaching approach supported by a statistical analysis of data from the learning environment (Apostolou,2020)

Mississippi Department of Education seeks to create a world class education system that give students the knowledge and skills to be successful in college, the workforce, and to flourish as parents and citizen (Mississippi Department of Education, 2023)

School Culture is the belief and attitude influencing every aspect how a school function (Hall & Hord, 2015) Comment by Gina Peyton: & Comment by Gina Peyton: Your Reference Page is missing. As I previously indicated, please place this document back in the SRP template.

Identify Potential Gaps or Areas for Growth



In this opening paragraph research reasons why strategic planning is beneficial to the organization. This opening portion requires at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.

In this second opening paragraph, as an expert in your field, explain your thoughts of possible gaps that are present in your organization. Tell why you feel this is and then support it with 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)

In this opening paragraph, you will provide information on SWOT (what it is, how it benefits your organization, etc.). Just mention in general what each of these concepts mean. For example, define what a strength is in an organization, what a weakness is in an organization, what an opportunity is in an organization, and what a threat is in an organization. Compile your evidence and validate your claims with at least 4 to 8 current scholarly sources. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.

Strengths. The following 10 factors are as follows (see Table 1).







1. Type in your strength.
Provide a minimum of five sentences explaining why this factor is a strength. Why you selected this factor and why it is important with 1 to 2 supporting sources.


2. Type in your strength.
Provide a minimum of five sentences explaining why this factor is a strength. Why you selected this factor and why it is important with 1 to 2 supporting sources.


3. Type in your strength.
Provide a minimum of five sentences explaining why this factor is a strength. Why you selected this factor and why it is important with 1 to 2 supporting sources.


4. Type in your strength.
Provide a minimum of five sentences explaining why this factor is a strength. Why you selected this factor and why it is important with 1 to 2 supporting sources.


5. Type in your strength.
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6. Type in your strength.
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7. Type in your strength.
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8. Type in your strength.
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9. Type in your strength.
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10. Type in your strength.
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Table 1


Strengths

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Factors

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Weaknesses. The following 10 factors are as follows (see Table 2).





1. Type in your weakness.
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2. Type in your weakness.
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3. Type in your weakness.
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4. Type in your weakness.
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5. Type in your weakness.
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6. Type in your weakness.
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7. Type in your weakness.
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8. Type in your weakness.
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9. Type in your weakness.
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10. Type in your weakness.
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Table 2


Weaknesses

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Factors

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Opportunities. The following 10 factors are as follows (see Table 3).




1. Type in your opportunity.
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2. Type in your opportunity.
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3. Type in your opportunity.
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4. Type in your opportunity.
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5. Type in your opportunity.
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6. Type in your opportunity.
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7. Type in your opportunity.
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8. Type in your opportunity.
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9. Type in your opportunity.
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Table 3


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Threats. The following 10 factors are as follows (see Table 4).




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5. Type in your threat.
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6. Type in your threat.
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7. Type in your threat.
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8. Type in your threat.
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9. Type in your threat.
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10. Type in your threat.
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Table 4


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Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE)

In this opening paragraph, explain what the significance is regarding an Internal Factor Evaluation for an organization (see Table 5). This explanation must include the rankings 1 to 4 as well as the weighting 0.00 to 1.00. This paragraph must have 5 to 6 academic sentences with 2 to 3 current scholarly sources. In addition, explain the results of your IFE analysis regarding the total weighted score. Indicate whether the value you obtained was greater than the average (2.5), less than or equal to and what this means. You should include Table 5, which will include the matrix of the evaluation of the 20 internal factors.

Table 5

Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix

 

Strengths

Weight

Rating

Weighted score

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10

 

Weaknesses

Weight

Rating

Weighted score

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5

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10

 

Totals

1.00

 

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The following are my eight factors (i.e., 4 strengths, 4 weaknesses).

Four Strengths. Provide a minimum of 5 to 6 academic sentences explaining why you chose these four strengths out of the 10 to improve the total weighted score, whether the score was above or below the 2.50 total weighted score. You must have at least 4 to 6 current scholarly sources to validate your claims.
An example of an opening sentence to this paragraph should read: The following four strengths were identified from my Internal Factor Evaluation (see Table 6): (a) xxxx, (b) xxxx, (c) xxxx, and (d) xxxx.




First Selected Strength.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this strength.


Second Selected Strength.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this strength.


Third Selected Strength.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this strength.


Fourth Selected Strength.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this strength.



Four Weaknesses. Provide a minimum of 5 to 6 academic sentences explaining why you chose these four weaknesses to improve the total weighted score, whether the score was above or below the 2.50 total weighted score. You must have at least 4 to 6 current scholarly sources to validate your claims.
An example of an opening sentence to this paragraph should read: The following four weaknesses were identified from my Internal Factor Evaluation (see Table 6): (a) xxxx, (b) xxxx, (c) xxxx, and (d) xxxx.


First Selected Weakness.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this weakness.


Second Selected Weakness.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this weakness.


Third Selected Weakness.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this weakness.


Fourth Selected Weakness.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this weakness.

Table 6

Four Strengths and Four Weaknesses Factors

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Weaknesses factors

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External Factor Evaluation (EFE)

In this opening paragraph, explain what the significance is regarding an External Factor Evaluation for an organization (see Table 7). This explanation must include the rankings 1 to 4 as well as the weighting 0.00 to 1.00. This paragraph must have 5 to 6 academic sentences with 2 to 3 current scholarly sources. In addition, explain the results of your EFE analysis regarding the total weighted score. Indicate whether the value you obtained was greater than the average (2.5), less than or equal to and what this means. You should include Table 7, which will include the matrix of the evaluation of the 20 external factors.

Table 7

External Factor Evaluation Matrix

 

Opportunities

Weight

Rating

Weighted score

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2.

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4.

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6.

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8.

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10.

 

Threats

Weight

Rating

Weighted score

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3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

 

Totals

1.00

 

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The following are my eight factors (i.e., 4 opportunities, 4 threats).

Four Opportunities. Provide a minimum of 5 to 6 academic sentences explaining why you chose these four opportunities to improve the total weighted score, whether the score was above or below the 2.50 total weighted score. You must have at least 4 to 6 current scholarly sources to validate your claims.
An example of an opening sentence to this paragraph should read: The following four opportunities were identified from my External Factor Evaluation (see Table 8): (a) xxxx, (b) xxxx, (c) xxxx, and (d) xxxx.




First Selected Opportunity.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this opportunity.


Second Selected Opportunity.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this opportunity.


Third Selected Opportunity.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this opportunity.


Fourth Selected Opportunity.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this opportunity.

Four Threats. Provide a minimum of 5 to 6 academic sentences explaining why you chose these four threats to improve the total weighted score, whether the score was above or below the 2.50 total weighted score. You must have at least 4 to 6 current scholarly sources to validate your claims.
An example of an opening sentence to this paragraph should read: The following four threats were identified from my External Factor Evaluation (see Table 8): (a) xxxx, (b) xxxx, (c) xxxx, and (d) xxxx.


First Selected Threat.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this threat.


Second Selected Threat.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this threat.


Third Selected Threat.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this threat.


Fourth Selected Threat.

Begin sentence here and explain why you chose this threat.

Table 8

Four Opportunities and Four Threats Factors

#

Opportunities factors

1

2

3

4

Threats factors

1

2

3

4

Part 2: Define the Problem

The purpose of this section is to develop a well-defined problem that is based on the evidence you analyzed in Part 1 and informed by current literature. After reviewing qualitative and quantitative information from Part 1, you may have identified several gaps or areas for growth. A primary factor for consideration as you define which gap or area for growth you will select as the focus of the SRP is the current literature on similar or related problems. Thus, you will begin this section with a brief review of the related literature regarding the one factor you considered in identifying from one of the 16 factors (from Part 1B). Explain if it came from the strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat. Please note that you will communicate with your faculty member to determine which factor will be selected, as strategic planning is collaborating with others. Then, after synthesizing the literature you reviewed, you will formulate a clear, well-defined problem statement that is grounded in both the data you collected in Part 1 and the current literature. Start this section with an introduction where you will explain the importance of defining a problem and the topics you will cover in this section.

Synthesis of Literature Related to Problem

For this section, you will review a minimum of five (5) current and scholarly articles related to one of the gaps or area for growth you identified in Part 1. Your review of the literature should include recent studies investigating potential interventions in similar or related settings as well as seminal studies. For this section you need to include the following information for the five (5) selected articles: (a) the purpose/objective of the study; (b) what type of study was it…qual/quant/mixed, etc.; (c) brief description and number of the participants; (d) setting of the study; (e) how was the data collected…surveys, interviews, etc.; and (f) what were the results.

The final product for this section will be a narrative that is a minimum of six full length pages that synthesizes your findings after reviewing the literature. The narrative should at the minimum include the following components: (a) a discussion of research methods, (b) a discussion of any pertinent models, frameworks, or theories, e.g., systems theory and change theory and their relevance to your study, and (c) a summary of the findings and outcomes from the studies you reviewed.


Research Methods

Refer to the above paragraph. Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims of research methods you identified through your research for each of the five articles. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Pertinent Models, Frameworks, or Theories

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims of models, theories, etc. you identified through your research for each of your five selected items. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Summary of Findings

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. From the studies and literature, identify the significant outcomes of the five selected studies and how they relate to your study. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.

Statement of the Problem

Begin with an introduction explaining the
one factor you considered in identifying the problem (from Part 2A). Explain if it came from the strength, weakness, opportunity, or threat. Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Description of the Context of the Problem

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. Explain the context in which the problem takes place. The context is composed of a set of circumstances (such as time and physical space) where the research setting is located. For example, the social context, which encompasses all the cultural, economic, historical, etc. factors that are part of the identity and reality of a group of people and of the organization itself. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Scope and Significance of the Problem

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. Explain the importance and significance of the problem identified. Place citations following APA 7th edition format. Use parenthetical citations and narrative quotations throughout your writing. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Rationale for Investigating the Problem

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. Place citations following APA 7th edition format. Add two or three scholarly references to help you justify researching the problem. All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.


Well-Defined Problem Statement

Compile your evidence and validate (research) your claims. Write the problem statement here. Begin by stating: The problem of the ABC organization is … All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences with at least 2 to 3 current scholarly sources.

Part 3: Research Possible Solutions

DIRECTIONS OF PART 3. For this part, you will create your literature review and a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 25 research articles related to possible solutions to the selected problem. The research articles should address a minimum of four different possible solutions. Next, you will write a narrative synthesizing the findings of the studies you reviewed in this part and make connections to the studies you reviewed earlier in Part 2. The final product of this section will be a narrative of a
minimum of 15 full pages. Remember that your
paragraphs should consist of five to six sentences with support of current, scholarly sources.

In this opening/introductory paragraph, you will introduce this section which includes a description of, what is a solution in a strategic plan (support with research). Ultimately, you will introduce the four chosen possible solutions to your identified problem.

Possible Solutions

The four possible solutions selected are (a), (b), (c) and (d).


Possible Solution One: Solution Title



Explain why you selected this first solution. Provide a synthesis of the four or more sources you chose for this solution (see below).
From the required 16-25 sources of literature, you must conduct an analysis of a minimum of four (4) scholarly and academic articles related to this solution.
Do not include the title of the articles, only include the author and year of publication. For this section you need to include the following information when describing each of your four (4) selected articles: (a) the purpose/objective of the study; (b) what type of study was it…qual/quant/mixed, etc.; (c) brief description and number of the participants; (d) setting of the study; (e) how was the data collected…surveys, interviews, etc.; and (f) what were the results.



For example, the first study selected is X and X (year of publication). In this research, X and X performed x in order to be able to analyze x.

The next study is that of X and X (year of publication), who conducted a study x for x and it was developed in a school x and x passed.

The third study selected is that of X et al. (year of publication). This study was carried out in x school or organization and is related to solution 1 because …..

The fourth study is from X (year of publication). In this article X explains … The following should be covered:

Synthesis of Problems, Trends, Concepts, and Gaps.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Describe here the problems, trends, concepts, and gaps in each of your four or more articles you selected for this solution. Explain, how do all of these relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Compare Different Studies Highlighting Similarities, Differences, and Connections.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your claims. Compare the four or more articles selected for this solution by describing the similarities, differences, and connections. Explain, how do all of these items relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Summary of Findings and Results of Possible Solution.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Synthesize the findings and results of the four articles for this solution. Explain in detail the findings and results for each of the four items.


Possible Solution Two: Solution Title

Explain why you selected this second solution.
From the required 16-25 sources of literature, you must conduct an analysis of a minimum of four (4) scholarly and academic articles related to this solution.
Do not include the title of the articles, only include the author and year of publication. For this section you need to include the following information when describing each of your four (4) selected articles: (a) the purpose/objective of the study; (b) what type of study was it…qual/quant/mixed, etc.; (c) brief description and number of the participants; (d) setting of the study; (e) how was the data collected…surveys, interviews, etc.; and (f) what were the results.

For example, the first study selected is X and X (year of publication). In this research, X and X performed x in order to be able to analyze x.

The next study is that of X and X (year of publication), who conducted a study x for x and it was developed in a school x and x passed.

The third study selected is that of X et al. (year of publication). This study was carried out in x school or organization and is related to solution 1 because …..

The fourth study is from X (year of publication). In this article X explains … The following should be covered:

Synthesis of Problems, Trends, Concepts, and Gaps.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Describe here the problems, trends, concepts, and gaps in each of your four or more articles you selected for this solution. Explain, how do all of these relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Compare Different Studies Highlighting Similarities, Differences, and Connections.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your claims. Compare the four or more articles selected for this solution by describing the similarities, differences, and connections. Explain, how do all these items relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Summary of Findings and Results of Possible Solution.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Synthesize the findings and results of the four articles for this solution. Explain in detail the findings and results for each of the four items.


Possible Solution Three: Solution Title

Explain why you selected this third solution.
From the required 16-25 sources of literature, you must conduct an analysis of a minimum of four (4) scholarly and academic articles related to this solution.
Do not include the title of the articles, only include the author and year of publication. For this section you need to include the following information when describing each of your four (4) selected articles: (a) the purpose/objective of the study; (b) what type of study was it…qual/quant/mixed, etc.; (c) brief description and number of the participants; (d) setting of the study; (e) how was the data collected…surveys, interviews, etc.; and (f) what were the results.

For example, the first study selected is X and X (year of publication). In this research, X and X performed x in order to be able to analyze x.

The next study is that of X and X (year of publication), who conducted a study x for x and it was developed in a school x and x passed.

The third study selected is that of X et al. (year of publication). This study was carried out in x school or organization and is related to solution 1 because …..

The fourth study is from X (year of publication). In this article X explains … The following should be covered:

Synthesis of Problems, Trends, Concepts, and Gaps.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Describe here the problems, trends, concepts, and gaps in each of your four or more articles you selected for this solution. Explain, how do all of these relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Compare Different Studies Highlighting Similarities, Differences, and Connections.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your claims. Compare the four or more articles selected for this solution by describing the similarities, differences, and connections. Explain, how do all these items relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Summary of Findings and Results of Possible Solution.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Synthesize the findings and results of the four articles for this solution. Explain in detail the findings and results for each of the four items.


Possible Solution Four: Solution Title

Explain why you selected this fourth solution.
From the required 16-25 sources of literature, you must conduct an analysis of a minimum of four (4) scholarly and academic articles related to this solution.
Do not include the title of the articles, only include the author and year of publication. For this section you need to include the following information when describing each of your four (4) selected articles: (a) the purpose/objective of the study; (b) what type of study was it…qual/quant/mixed, etc.; (c) brief description and number of the participants; (d) setting of the study; (e) how was the data collected…surveys, interviews, etc.; and (f) what were the results.

For example, the first study selected is X and X (year of publication). In this research, X and X performed x in order to be able to analyze x.

The next study is that of X and X (year of publication), who conducted a study x for x and it was developed in a school x and x passed.

The third study selected is that of X et al. (year of publication). This study was carried out in x school or organization and is related to solution 1 because …..

The fourth study is from X (year of publication). In this article X explains … The following should be covered:

Synthesis of Problems, Trends, Concepts, and Gaps.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Describe here the problems, trends, concepts, and gaps in each of your four or more articles you selected for this solution. Explain, how do all of these relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Compare Different Studies Highlighting Similarities, Differences, and Connections.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your claims. Compare the four or more articles selected for this solution by describing the similarities, differences, and connections. Explain, how do all these items relate to your problem? Not from your perspective, but from the research.
Part 4 will give you the opportunity to give your opinions.

Summary of Findings and Results of Possible Solution.
Start your information right here (1-2 paragraphs). Gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Synthesize the findings and results of the four articles for this solution. Explain in detail the findings and results for each of the four items.

Part 4: Select a Solution

Begin with an introduction paragraph explaining what you are going to do in this part. Make a connection between the previous part and this part.

Overview of the Four Solutions

Provide an overview of each of the four solutions from Part 3. One paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.

Advantages (Pros) and Disadvantages (Cons) of Solutions

In this introduction paragraph, gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Provide an introduction regarding the importance of identifying pros and cons of a solution. This should be supported by the literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.


Solution One: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, introduce your Solution One. This section should be supported by the current scholarly literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences.

Pros. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 advantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.

Cons. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 disadvantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.


Solution Two: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, introduce your Solution Two. This section should be supported by the current scholarly literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences.

Pros. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 advantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.

Cons. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 disadvantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.


Solution Three: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, introduce your Solution Three. This section should be supported by the current scholarly literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences.

Pros. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 advantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.

Cons. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 disadvantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.


Solution Four: Solution Title


In this opening paragraph, introduce your Solution Four. This section should be supported by the current scholarly literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences.

Pros. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 advantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.

Cons. Begin your information here. Include 1-2 disadvantages of selecting this solution to solve your problem.

Discussion of Barriers

In this opening paragraph, gather your evidence and validate your assertions. Provide an introduction regarding the importance of identifying barriers/obstacles of a solution. This section should be supported by the literature; one paragraph, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.


Solution One: Solution Title


In this opening paragraph, mention the barrier(s) you may face if you implement this solution to solve the problem. Describe how you would address the barrier for your organization. If there were no barriers, how would your organization accept the solution? If there were a barrier, how would you address each barrier? This section should be supported by the literature; one to two paragraphs, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.


Solution Two: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, mention the barrier(s) you may face if you implement this solution to solve the problem. Describe how you would address the barrier for your organization. If there were no barriers, how would your organization accept the solution? If there were a barrier, how would you address each barrier? This section should be supported by the literature; one to two paragraphs, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.


Solution Three: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, mention the barrier(s) you may face if you implement this solution to solve the problem. Describe how you would address the barrier for your organization. If there were no barriers, how would your organization accept the solution? If there were a barrier, how would you address each barrier? This section should be supported by the literature; one to two paragraphs, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.


Solution Four: Solution Title

In this opening paragraph, mention the barrier(s) you may face if you implement this solution to solve the problem. Describe how you would address the barrier for your organization. If there were no barriers, how would your organization accept the solution? If there were a barrier, how would you address each barrier? This section should be supported by the literature; one to two paragraphs, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.

Summary of Rationale for Selected Solution

In this opening paragraph, begin by explaining
which one solution you selected from the above listed four. From the solution you have chosen, identify your reasons for choosing this solution (e.g., it has the fewest organizational barriers, it offers the most benefits, it has been successful in organizations similar to yours). This section should be supported by the literature; one to two paragraphs, approximately 5-6 academic sentences with current scholarly literature.

Note: review entire paper (Parts 1-4) for additional relevant terms located in Part 1.

Part 5: Strategies to Accomplish the Selected Solution

Strategy One: Strategy Title


Explain why you selected this strategy and feel this would consider this strategy can help you implement the proposed solution. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.


Synthesis of Literature Related to Strategy One


Include 2-3 paragraphs, and at a minimum, of two current scholarly sources per paragraph, to support this synthesis section. This is a synthesis of the literature, so be clear when validating your claims.

Strategy Two: Strategy Title

Explain why you selected this strategy and feel this would consider this strategy can help you implement the proposed solution. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences.


Synthesis of Literature Related to Strategy Two

Include 2-3 paragraphs, and at a minimum, of two current scholarly sources per paragraph, to support this synthesis section. This is a synthesis of the literature, so be clear when validating your claims.

Part 6: Evaluation of the Strategies

Quantitative Strategic Plan Matrix

In this introduction paragraph, explain the Quantitative Strategic Plan Matrix (QSPM) and reason why organizations utilize this process. This QSPM will include the original 40 factors selected in Part 1B. Be sure to include the scoring process in this section (i.e., weight, attractiveness score [0-4], total attractiveness score).


Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.


Evaluation of Internal Factor Evaluation


In this paragraph, include a narrative of your score relating to both or your internal strategies (see Table 9). Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Table 9

Quantitative Strategic Plan Matrix: Internal Factor Strengths and Weaknesses

Item

Weight

Xxxxx

Xxxxx

AS

Total AS

AS

Total AS

Strengths

Weaknesses

Total

1.00

#.##

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Discussion of Internal Factors That Influence the Plan


In this section, explain the factors you gave an attractiveness score of 1-4. However, if you gave a zero (0), explain why you gave score. Include 1-2 paragraphs, and at a minimum, of two current scholarly sources per paragraph, to support this section.


Evaluation of External Factor Evaluation

In this paragraph, include a narrative of your score relating to both or your external strategies (see Table 10). Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Table 10

Quantitative Strategic Plan Matrix: External Factor Opportunities and Threats

Item

Weight

Xxxxx

Xxxxx

AS

Total AS

AS

Total AS

Opportunities

Threats

Total

1.00

#.##

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Discussion of External Factors That Influence the Plan

In this section, explain the factors you gave an attractiveness score of 1-4. However, if you gave a zero (0), explain why you gave score. Include 1-2 paragraphs, and at a minimum, of two current scholarly sources per paragraph, to support this section.

First Alternative Attractiveness Score and Benefit for the Organization

Explain the First Alternative Strategy and the Total Attractiveness Score of your QSPM. In this explanation, your narrative will support the reasoning for this strategy to be implemented. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Second Alternative Attractiveness Score and Benefit for the Organization

Explain the Second Alternative Strategy and the Total Attractiveness Score of your QSPM. In this explanation, your narrative will support the reasoning for this strategy to be implemented. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.
Summary of Most Important Strategy

In this summary, explain the chosen strategy and why it is important to your organization in order to be implement (see Table 11). Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Table 11

Total Attractiveness Scores Across Analyses and Strategies

Item

Xxxxx

Xxxxx

Internal factors

Strengths

Weaknesses

Internal factor total

External factors

Opportunities

Threats

External factor total

Total

#.##

#.##

Note. Rated on a scale of 0–4.

Part 7: Development of an Action Plan

The purpose of the action plan is to explain in detail how the strategy chosen in Part 6 will be implemented. In this opening paragraph, please explain the purpose of an action plan, supporting with literature. In addition, mention the strategy you selected from Part 6. Other sources and personal communications (refer to section 8.9 in the 7th edition of the APA Manual) may also be included in this Part to support your Action Plan. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Action Steps

Identify 4-6 action steps/goals to support your action plan during your future implementation phase. Mandatory narrative with illustration as an option (e.g., seriation, APA table, figure) supported with literature. You will explain the different steps/goals that you will need to follow in order to implement the strategy. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

The
first action step is
xxxx xxxx. Explain, in detail, what this step consists of and support with literature.

The
second action step is
xxxx xxxx. Explain, in detail, what this step consists of and support with literature.

The
third action step is
xxxx xxxx. Explain, in detail, what this step consists of and support with literature.

The
fourth action step is
xxxx xxxx. Explain, in detail, what this step consists of and support with literature.

The
fifth action step is
xxxx xxxx. Explain, in detail, what this step consists of and support with literature.

Timeline

Mandatory narrative with illustration as an option (e.g., seriation, APA table, figure, Gantt chart) supported with literature. You need a clear plan for what you want to achieve in this potential implementation. Create a timeline for each action step. The timeline should take place with your organization´s fiscal year (e.g., July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023). All paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Roles and Responsibilities

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Select the right people to accomplish the right things in the right way. In this section, you will explain the role and responsibilities of each person’s position and what they will accomplish in this action plan. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Resources

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Write about the resources and support that you will need to make the changes that your organization will need during your potential implementation. You need to include both, what is needed and what is available. Be specific. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Organizational Support

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Describe your collaborators or stakeholders of the organization that can potentially support the implementation. Be specific. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Barriers or Resistance

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Identify potential barriers or resistance that you may encounter in the process of implementation. Write a plan to overcome them. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Evaluation

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Explain how you would evaluate your progress while in route to your goals. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Reflection on the Overall Experience

Mandatory narrative supported with literature. Provide a reflection on the Action Planning process. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Part 8: Audio-Visual Presentation of SRP

Narrative of Electronic Presentation

Note: This section has two components: (a) written narrative, and (b) audio-visual presentation.

Instructions for written narrative. In this section, provide at least two paragraphs explaining what you covered in your audio-visual presentation. Pick what you feel your audience needs to know from your ESRP 9000 and 9001. Essentially you are describing the most relevant points of your SRP. Please note that ALL written narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Instructions for audio-visual presentation. Students are required to prepare a narrated presentation using their preferred presentation software (i.e., MS PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides) to explain their SRP. The presentation should be professional as if you were presenting to your organization or stakeholders (you
should not read verbatim from your presentation). Your audio-visual presentation should be between 15-20 minutes. Additional requirements for the presentation will be available in the Canvas Course. Must include a Reference Page and in-slide citations. You will post your audio-visual presentation in the Discussion Board, Part 8A of the Canvas Course. It will be the student’s responsibility to upload the proper presentation and then, ensure the link is properly published and operating correctly.

Peer Review Questions

Note: After watching each of your peer’s audio-visual presentation, you will (a) develop three questions per peer and submit in Discussion Board, Part 8B of the Canvas Course, and (b) address each of your peers’ questions.

In this introduction paragraph, you will make mention of the peer questions you received (see Appendix X). After reviewing each of your peer questions, write at least two paragraphs on what you learned from these questions. For example, did you find any common themes of the questions, do you feel some of the questions can help you with Part 9 of the SRP, such as recommendations, future research, and/or would have given you insight of your previous research.

Oral Defense of the SRP

In this opening paragraph, provide a reflection of your experience of the oral defense. In this reflection, only list the two questions provided by your instructor, listed in the below
Narrative Defense of Selected Questions level heading.


Narrative Defense of Selected Questions

In this section, provide two paragraphs, one paragraph per selected question, from your faculty. After your Oral Defense, please explain, in detail, the two questions that were covered.

Note: This defense will take place in the last Zoom meeting. In addition, all students must have completed all sections of Part 8 to include attending the entire Oral Defense with camera on, as full participation is required.

Part 9: Conclusion

Recommendations

Narrative: Provide information on possible recommendations (supported with literature). This will be written in future tense, what you think would be your recommendations in the event this project was implemented. This portion should have a minimum of two paragraphs. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Final Conclusions

Narrative: Provide reflection/conclusion on the SRP process. Provide information about the possible finding/results if you were to implement the project. This portion should have a minimum of two paragraphs. Please note that ALL narratives must be supported with scholarly resources 2015 to present. You will need at least two current scholarly sources; all paragraphs must have at least 5 to 6 academic sentences to support this section.

Note: review entire paper for additional relevant terms located in Part 1. Your relevant term should match your Keywords in the Executive Summary (you should have a minimum of 4-5 relevant terms).


References

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Appendix A

School Mission Statement


George H. Oliver Elementary School Mission Statement

Through collaboration and continuous learning, George H. Oliver Elementary School will be a place of excellence where all students are engaged in high-quality real-world learning. A professional and highly motivated staff, in partnership with parents will encourage children to achieve their full potential and become responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.


Appendix B

School Vision Statement


George H. Oliver Elementary School Vision Statement

George H. Oliver Elementary School strives to guarantee each child a superior education through high quality integrated learning experiences.


Appendix C

School Value Statement

George H. Oliver Value Statement

Our organization emphasizes the importance of respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. These values will be expressed in a way that speaks to our organization’s commitment to helping our students reach their fullest potential.


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G.H.O Analysis

Student

Professor

Institutional affiliation

Course

Strengths

1. Strong value statement. The value statement describes what an organization stands for. At G.H.O, a strong vision statement helps attract students from wide localities and qualified staff. Allen et al. (2018) argue that the value statement reinstates the commitment of the school to deliver quality to its students. By clarifying its goals, defining its values, and communicating its motivation, it stands out compared to all other organizations. G.H. O value statement reinstates commitment to quality for the school.

2. Enough Staff. Compared to its population of 350, it has enough staff to serve the students appropriately. Lieberman (2021) shows that many schools shut down for lack of enough staff. This is different as for GHO, where there are over 25 staff with different qualifications. G.H.O(n.d) shows a clear number of staff within the organization. A good staff number helps improve the service provided to students. This brings about satisfaction and good handling of the students hence better performance.

3.
Online accessibility. GHO has penetrated the online spaces with a website accessible from
https://www.cmsdschools.org/domain/68b .This enables it to be accessed by those from far and those who want to know more about it. It enables parents to access calendars, updates as well as other notification from the school website. Reimers et al. (2020) show that online presence is key in times like the pandemic. This would allow GHO students to continue learning as compared to its competitors.

4.
High Accountability

GHO has been rated 278, which shapes its reputation. This attracts students and reflects that the institution handles finances and issues transparently. According to Hovanetz (2019), accountability increase excellence attracts media attention, and empowers parents to make better choices. This motivates the stakeholders in terms of performance. In addition, increased accountability enables the schools to stand out.

5.
Higher Student Engagement. GHO plans events throughout the year to engage schools and families. Student engagement has increased and improved due to these events. It is these activities that inform parents as well as students about the former’s performance. CDC (2019) argues that school engagement improves students’ behavior and addresses particular health behaviors. Engagement in GHO is key in addressing various pertinent issues among the students.

6.
Excellence In The
Provision Of Resources To Students. GHO has engaged in various initiatives to provide material needs to students. They have had projects to provide lunch to the students as well as uniforms and other study materials. According to Doménech Betoret, et al. (2011), learning materials availability to students affects their performance. At GHO, the provision of needs to the students seeks to satisfy them and make them more comfortable in class. All these increase student confidences and the need to learn.

7.
Strong Mentorship. The partnership with the Kennedy Center to help learn art studies is a big boost for the institution. The facility also boasts of some rich staff whose expertise can guide learners and staff in their learning. Ropo (2004) states that expertise like this improves development and promotes knowledge acquisition. This is a critical advantage for GHO because it can benefit from these experts in various ways. Mrs. Regina Chess (the principal) and Miss. Johnetta White (Secretary) is also key in driving the school forward.

8. Wide variety of studies. GHO provides students with various studies, including liberal arts. It means that they can participate in a variety of studies as well as class work. Lyon College (n.d.) shows that liberal arts make students free thinkers. Focused on creative and critical thinking, it transforms students into great citizens. This is one of the key strengths at GHO.

9. Racial Representation and Gender Balance

GHO is well-represented in terms of race and gender. This means that children can feel all in the right place as their racial ethnicity is represented in the school. Geo H Oliver Elementary School (n.d) has students from white Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and Native American Asian, among others, increasing representativeness. This increases the overall image of the school in terms of racial variety. All ethnicities and backgrounds -represented school attracts more students and increases students’ variety and interaction experiences.

10.
Strong And Capable Administration

GHO has a well-equipped administration. This administration has seen the school in various activities through collaboration. It has been able to mobilize resources through external organizations for the sake of students. The administration, in its competence, involves parents through events in the day-to-day running of the organization. Qaralleh & Jibril (2020) argues that good administration is key to ensuring a conducive learning environment.

Weaknesses

1. Staff Turnover. Muiruri (2012) argues that turnover can significantly impact performance. High teacher turnover lowers teaching quality and negatively impacts performance. This is the case with GHO since school principals normally do not go beyond four years in the school. These erode performance and divert resources to hiring. This would possibly also topple the GHO’s top administration or management.

2. Inexperienced Teachers. About 50% of the teachers at GHO have an experience of fewer than four years. In addition, more than half have an emergency license. Kini & Podolsky (2016) shows that increased experiences are directly related to performance and effectiveness. At GHO, teachers are less experienced, affecting the students’ performance. This could mean that students are not engaged fully as they should be if there were experienced teachers.

3. Low School Enrollment

Due to economic decline, many people moved away from Clarkdale, reducing school enrolment. Grice (2009) argues that enrolment can negatively affect school performance. Yang(2014) has shown that efficacy is key in managing schools. Reduced enrolment means that teachers deal with few students hence underutilization of them. This means a dismal performance of the school in terms of its financial management.

4. Insecurity

GHO is located in Brickyard, an area with higher crime and violence. These issues can greatly affect the students in terms of concentration. They can also harm the students and have about underutilized in terms of school property. Ghorab & Al-Khaldi (2014) show that violence in schools increases anxiety among students and hence affects their grades. Increased crime and violence around GHO deny the students a conducive learning environment.

5. Low Student-Counselor Ratio. The ratio of counselors to students at GHO is 1:373(Geo H Oliver Elementary School, n. d). Sal gong et al. (2016) emphasize the role of counseling in school for the student’s safety and psychological health. The counselors at GHO are fewer and hence a danger in case of life-changing and traumatic experiences. This would greatly affect the school in case of such an event.

6. Poor Academic Performance. Geo H Oliver Elementary School (n.d) indicates that the school’s performance and scores are very low. In terms of test scores, student progress, and equity, they are all below average. Over the years, they have also continued to fall. There are also achievement gaps. This situation is a big loss for the school as it may have less impact on attracting new students.

7. Poor Reputation. U.S. News (2019) indicates that the scores shown by GHO are so low in terms of many aspects. Many of the students are low in their academic progress. This reputation is so bad for the school in the eyes of the public. Perez & Okonofua (2022) shows that reputation is key in k12 schools and impacts their functioning since they affect the interaction between students and teachers. This is the same situation that is befalling GHO.

8. Not Fully Adopted the Technology. GHO has not yet adopted technology to its full capacity. It could have helped in online learning, which is not yet in action. Aslam et al. (2021) argue that technology enables learning to proceed faster and is made easy since schools adapt to the course content from the online world. GHO is yet to adapt to this and hence is left behind by other schools. This is a big weakness that drags the school backward.

9.
Inequity and Inequality. Looking at the school’s racial balance, there are more black than other races. This may create dominance of one race over the other and reduce the ethnic balance. Reynolds (2007) argues that ethnic spread and student achievement go hand in hand and improve ethnic diversity. This is a key issue in which GHO has fallen short in enrollment. Most races have about 1% representative in the school compared to the blacks.

10. Poverty

Most of the students in this school come from the neighboring poverty-stricken community, which affects their performance. They fall below the average of other standard students in the state. This means that there are financial challenges in their study areas and the required dues in school. McKenzie (2019) adds that students from poor backgrounds could be affected in terms of grades and behaviors. This is the case with GHO. Such poses an even more dire effect on the already bad school performance.

Opportunities

1. Increased Voluntary programs and financial aid. GHO is already well established in sourcing finances from outside sources to support students. It can exploit this advantage to source more resources for expansion. Martin et al. (2018) show that poverty-stricken schools suffer greatly from underfunding. GHO can run away from this mess by embracing and calling for more voluntary funding programs for its children. This will enable it to build more educational and training resources.

2.
Increased Enrollment. The school is situated in Clarkdale, inhabited majorly by low-income families. With a population of 350, the school can look upon the increasing population from the neighborhood and tap from it. According to Baker et al. (2011), a more educated population lives longer and healthier.GHO can enroll more students from the said locality to grant them a better life through education. The free meals are also capable of attracting more students to the school.

3
. Staff Licensing and Certification. Some of the staff in GHO are said to have no license but a provisional certification. The school can therefore work for the staff certification to improve their competence. Allen (2010) has shown that teacher certification is key in assuring quality. Subjects like mathematics need fully equipped teachers whose competency can only be gauged by licensing. This is key in hiring teachers in GHO to improve performance.

4. Increased Stakeholder Collaboration. There is already an existing level of collaboration between the school and parents. The collaboration in ensuring the performance of students is regularly checked by stakeholders. In addition, collaboration is key in monitoring students’ unique abilities and behavior. Chiuri et al. (2020) associate teacher-parent collaboration with higher educational success. Therefore, GHO can tap into this to nurture teacher-parent collaboration through events to improve performance.

5.
Increased Adoption Of Technology. Technology is now a widely discussed phenomenon in the world of education. Schools are taking their classes online, especially during the pandemic. GHO, having a standby website, can adapt to online and distance learning. Kersey (2016) in his study found that advanced technology incorporation into learning can increase the student success rate. GHO has the opportunity to take in various and different technological adoption in learning.

6. Teacher Retention. Lack of teacher retention in schools leads to the loss of school culture (Flowers,2019). At GHO, they can retain talent in terms of its teachers among other staff. Retention will also enable them to save on hiring costs. If more teachers are retained, it will reduce breakage in school classwork continuity. It also reduces the time wasted by teachers taking up new roles at the school.

7.
Improved Reputation. The improvement in accountability places GHO in a better place to improve its reputation. Wong et al. (2017) have shown that school reputation is closely related to quality. At GHO, they are best placed on improving the quality they offer learners through enhanced reputation improvement. This reputation improves not only students but also learners. It can be boosted by the already improved transparency and accountability rating.

8.
Opportunity for Increased Student Engagement. GHO is reported to have worn several school engagement awards severally. The events, as well as the competition, are such rewards for the stakeholders. They serve as areas for parents to identify talents among the students and teachers. In addition, they can be sources of information on areas of improvement for the administration. As per Olson & Peterson (2015), engagement improves enthusiasm and impacts students’ academic performance and behavior. This an area into which GHO can tap.

9. All Well-Rounded Education. Studying at GHO equips the learner with education in all aspects of life. They have good services in all areas
like food, athletics as well as transportation. This ensures students have support in all areas they need. At GHO, they have staff to guide them through all the different areas of life in which they are involved. Obara (2018) recognizes the need for a well-rounded education for the development of the whole person.

10.
Grade and Performance Improvement. GHO has strong values and mission statements that can help learners perform better. Working towards the mission statement’s objectives can improve its grade. There are different departments that can wholly participate in boosting the grade. Good grades will attract more voluntary sponsorship. GHO has the potential to achieve more than it currently has. Barnum (2019) has it that good grades for low-income students improve and attract more scholarships.

Weaknesses

1.
Violence And Crime. GHO is
located at Brickyard, an area inhabited by violence and crime. This can lead to the loss of school property and physical harm to students. Pitso et al. (2014) implicate crime and violence around schools with low performance. This is the situation to which GHO is exposed. The neighborhood poses a great danger to the safety and security of the children and school property.

2.
Poor Performance Out of Poverty. Over time now, the school has been performing poorly. This damages its public image. Adem (2021) associates poverty with poor school performance arising from reduced parental involvement. GHO is on the blink of continued failure, most propagated by the poverty-stricken background. Parental income is low hence reducing parental involvement and parental education.

3.
Loss Of Talented Manpower Due to High Turnover. The high teacher turnover in the school is a great danger to its talented manpower. About 50% of the teachers have less than four years of experience. This is a great danger to the school in terms of teacher competency. Ronfeldt et al. (2013) have shown that a high turnover affects student academic performance. This is the great challenge that GHO is exposed to.

4.
Economic Decline and Hence Reduced Population. Economic decline has led to the movement of people from around the school hence the possibility of moving away with students. This negatively impacts teacher motivation. It also led to inefficiency in resource management. Low motivation significantly affects the student’s performance in school (Sajid et al.,2022).GHO is at the mercy and hopes to improve the financial times to maintain its school population.

5.
Bad reputation. The school has had a very poor reputation based on the test scores. The test scores of GHO are far from the average. Many students are therefore having the challenge of performing to the average. U.S. News (2019) also shows that the progress is slow compared to other students within the same state. This situation scares parents from enrolling their children in the said school.

6.
Lack Of Racial Balance .98% percent of students in GHO are black. Schools like GHO tend to suffer from inadequate instructional and learning materials funding. Weir (2016) has shown that such imbalance may contribute to poor learner achievement. The imbalance in the racial composition may also not reflect the national education face. In worst cases, the racial minority occupation may mean less attention to the school by the government. It also creates a negative perspective and a bad reputation.

7.
Short And Non-Comprehensive Vision Statement. In its vision statement, the institution strives to utilize its high-quality learning experiences to provide superior education to every child. This vision statement includes not technology considering the current digital times. It should be encompassed with supporting learners to utilize technology effectively. Zakrajšek (2016) recognizes the role of technology in elementary schools. This is one key threat the GHO has not exploited.

8.
Inexperienced Teachers. Most teachers at GHO have less than four years of experience. This is likely to affect the student’s success rate. Less experience means less knowledge of the subject matter. This is likely to lead to continued poor performance compared to other schools. Irvine (2019) indicates performance as directly related to years of experience. This is likely to negatively affect GHO.

9.
Underfunding. GHO mainly relies on donors to feed the students and finance other educational materials. Underfunding is linked to poor student performance (Strauss,2018).GHO lacks enough study materials to support learners. Many students lack the most basic learning material and are likely to fail. A lack of enough support from the government means slow progress for the school. This is a great challenge in the long run for GHO in its education dream.

10.
Low student catchment. The school is not widely known and sources its learner from around Mississippi. It means less racial and ethnic diversity in the school population. Less publicity means less attraction to new students. It also reduces the experiences the students are exposed to. This negatively impacts the school population. Bayar & Karaduman (2021) indicate the need for cultural diversity to improve student outcomes.

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