Program Improvement Process for Equity™


The Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) is a data-driven institutional change model for internal capacity building. PIPE engages teams of educators in long-term and sustainable improvement processes with an equity lens. Cross functional teams of educators will engage in workshops, form Professional Learning Communities, and implement an Action Research for Equity Project (AREP) with a humanizing lens to see data as insight to the variety of experiences that impact student success. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to support a continuous process of NAPE’s 5-step improvement cycle:

  • Organize teams and review available data
  • Explore and analyze data to identify equity gaps
  • Discover causes of equity gaps
  • Select potential solutions to address barriers to student success
  • Act to implement strategies and evaluate solutions

Target Audience

Secondary/Postsecondary Teachers/Faculty,  Administrators, Counselors, Support Staff, State Departments


Year-long multi-day workshop series including technical assistance calls, an Action Research for Equity Project, and a cumulative showcase.

Examples of Impact

Our PIPE™ took us from 35% of students in an advanced 6th grade math class to75% with no extra allocation of funds or teachers. We've eliminated the gatekeepers to advanced classes and instead replaced it with procedures that make this accessible to all.

NAPE’s professional development solutions are designed to assist teams of educators to address specific needs related to: equitable learning environments, student academic success and ultimately, readiness to pursue high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.