The Model for Improvement, Part I:
PC1: Improvement Science Basics
Our Road Map for Learning
What is the purpose of an AIM statement?
! “True north” for an improvement effort
! Scopes the effort: defines the system that you will improve
The Three Improvement Questions
Good AIM Statements…
…Answer the question:
WHAT ARE WETRYINGTO ACCOMPLISH?
! How much? (measureable, specific, numerical goals)
! By when? (time frame)
! For what/whom? (target population or setting or system/process)
! Specific yet representative of overarching goal (compelling)
Aim Statement Examples
Get my students to be more self-reflective.
Increase the number of beginning algebra students
that learn from their quizzes.
Increase from 30% to 80% the percentage of my
beginning algebra students who correct their
errors on quizzes by the end of March.
! Write an aim statement
– Think about the WILL of the people involved
– Think about your ability to generate actionable IDEAS
– Think about your ability to EXECUTE (resources, influence)