School Improvement Services

The IU5 SIS staff is committed to providing services and support for LEAs in order to meet current and emerging needs associated with improving instructional practice, increasing student achievement, and promoting the growth of all learners. For more information regarding SIS, please call 814-734-8458.

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Meet Our Staff

Lori Patton

Director, School Improvement Services

Statewide and Regional Programs

  • Act 82
    • Non-Teaching Professionals
    • Principal Effectiveness
    • Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
    • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Assessments
    • Keystone Exams
    • Pennsylvania System of School  Assessment (PSSA)
  • Assessment Literacy Series (ALS)
  • Career Education Work Standards (CEW)
  • Comprehensive Planning Assistance
  • Continuing Education
    • Act 45 PIL Provider
    • Act 48 Provider
    • IU Graduate Courses
  • Curriculum Directors’ Council
  • Curriculum Mapping & Alignment
  • Data Consultation & Integration
    • Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDTs)
    • eMetric
    • PVAAS
  • Educational Technology Integration
  • Equity
  • Future Ready PA Index
  • Gifted Networking & Support
  • Grant Writing Support
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum Connection
  • K-12 Guidance Planning (Chapter 339)
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Online/Hybrid Learning
  • PA Core science Curriculum
  • PA Core Standards & Alignment
  • PA Institute for Instrucational Coaching (PIIC)
  • Project-Based Learning
  • PSSA Item Writing and Handscoring
  • Regional Common Inservice Day
  • Regional Online Needs Assessment
  • Social Studies & the PA Core Standards
  • STEM Education K-12 / Lending Library
  • School Climate
  • Standards Aligned System (SAS)
  • Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

Student Programs

  • Challenge 24
  • K'NEX STEM Design Challenge
  • STEM Summer Camp
  • TEAMS: Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science
  • The Governor's Pennsylvania STEM Competition