More times than not, teams quickly jump straight into treating the symptoms of an issue in schools. By doing this, we may be forgetting there is actually a deeper problem needing attention. If we only fix the symptoms seen on the surface, the problem will likely return needing fixing over and over. Root cause analysis is a collaborative process educators can use to solve adaptive challenges in a school.
The following modules will guide the leadership team through the process of uncovering root causes. This process is used many times throughout the continuous improvement journey. The root cause analysis brief shares an overview of a root cause analysis.