Self-Assessment of Standards & Indicators for District Improvement

Standard 1: Curriculum

  • We don’t have a consistent curriculum and don’t know what exactly to teach.
  • No district-wide curriculum
  • Do not have this
  • No! Not district-wide
  • Not consistent
  • We do not
  • No consistency
  • No district-wide curriculum
  • The district does not have an aligned curriculum that is complete
  • We don’t have a curriculum. Teachers are overwhelmed. (new teachers especially)
  • No district curriculum
  • Need to have this K-12
  • District curriculum is not aligned K-12 only in individual buildings
  • 2 - - (1 to 4 scale)

Standard 2: Evaluation and Assessment

  • Our district creates a body of evidence using multiple assessments, but do not believe it is used to drive instruction.
  • We do create a body of evidence, but don’t use it as well as we should.
  • We have this piece, but not used K-12.
  • Ton of data – not always used effectively
  • Have plenty of data, but lack district vision
  • We use some, but not all
  • No consistency
  • Time spent on collection of data has over taken the usefulness of data
  • The process is implemented but does not follow through
  • We have some good things in place (NWEA, DRA, CSAP) but need improvement in other areas
  • A lot of assessments, but they do not guide instruction
  • Although we have this, need to be more frequent
  • Not clearly defined. Abundance of assessment
  • 2+

Standard 3: Instruction

  • What instructional program?
  • We do not consistently use standards-based instruction – some subject areas are covered more thoroughly than others.
  • Yes, but not ALL students
  • What program? No district program.
  • Instructional programs researched based, but not varied or consistently used
  • Not a district-wide level, not actively engaging, pockets of success, but no consistency
  • Incomplete/Gaps
  • Need more “what” (curriculum) to go with the how
  • Work in progress
  • In order to address #3, we need #1
  • No district standard based instruction (diagnosed and in beginning stages)
  • District wide, need effective classroom practices in place. Have pockets.
  • Lack in total district standards based instruction
  • 1

Standard 4: District Culture

  • We have made attempts to collaborate, although not as a whole district.
  • We are in the learning process of change…there are a lot of good intentions, but no real progress yet.
  • Nope
  • No definable culture district wide
  • We are fragmented
  • NO
  • District of schools, not a school district. ☹
  • Need more focused time
  • We need more communication between schools/buildings.
  • We label but do not need help
  • Need an effective, consistent, focused climate
  • Our district culture needs to be district wide not just building wide
  • 2-

Standard 5: Student, Family and Community Support

 

  • We are just beginning to learn about our families/community’s needs/strengths.
  • A work in progress….there are actions in plan.
  • Effort is present, but results??
  • We do try
  • Attempted but needs to be reformed
  • We make a lot of attempts, we have seen a lot of growth here!
  • We try
  • Not consistent as a district
  • We have attempted in this area, but have a great deal of work ahead.
  • Need help to change perceptions (look @ positive, not negative)
  • Focus programs on student achievement
  • Not core tie that needs to be (educationally)
  • 2+

 

Standard 6: Professional Growth and Staff Evaluation

 

  • We try to provide staff development, but it needs to be narrowed and focused.
  • District tries to provide effective professional development.
  • Has been present, but not long term.
  • P.D. yes evaluation – same old/same old
  • Limited – “one size fits all”
  • It is provided, but more opportunities would also be appreciated
  • To the point
  • Available to any interested
  • Opportunities are provided, but no accountability
  • ????s
  • Individually sometimes not district-wide
  • Have the time, lacking the method to be implemented
  • Yes, but not consistent
  • 2-

 

Standard 7: District Leadership

 

  • We have the high performance/expectations, but not the support/focus to get there.
  • Taken a hit due to budget cuts.
  • Hard to identify direction
  • Attempts made – work in progress
  • Work in progress
  • We are working on it
  • Should be collaborative
  • Limited resources
  • Beyond CSAP…..???
  • We want a plan and a follow through
  • Lacking organizational direction, but is beginning today! ☺
  • Beginning stages, more district wide
  • 2

 

Standard 8: Organizational Structure and Resources

 

  • Our budget process is trying to be data driven, but we are not part of the process.
  • Our district is doing well here.
  • When money is available
  • Not consistent district wide
  • Not equitable
  • Fair(ish) depends on school
  • Inconsistent between buildings and students
  • We are not able to answer this
  • Gap between what is being done and who it is affecting
  • Pertains back to standard 7 with organizational direction
  • Okay
  • 3+

 

Standard 9: Comprehensive and Effective Planning

 

  • We are just beginning. ☺
  • Since update in school board, things are getting better. ☺
  • Isn’t that what today is?
  • In progress – starting today?
  • Being developed
  • No
  • Inconsistent
  • Isn’t that why we are here today?
  • Plan & implement & support
  • In the works
  • 2