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Internal Support

Indicator #4: Curriculum and Instruction

Teachers and administrators collaborate and develop an articulated and aligned curriculum that ensures optimal student results. Assessment data from multiple sources are analyzed by teachers and administrators when making curricular and instructional decisions. In their planning, teachers purposefully select from a variety of teaching techniques and tools to help students improve, and they differentiate curriculum and instruction to address all students' learning needs.

Indicator #5: Professional Learning, Supervision, and Evaluation

The professional learning plan is based on current student and teacher needs linked to district goals. Professional learning is embedded, collaborative and reflective. The district is attentive to providing the time and resources for this learning to take place. Professional learning is evaluated using a supervision and evaluation process that focuses on efficacy of instruction and attendant growth in student learning.

Indicator #6: Equitable Support for Student Needs

Processes and practices are in place in the district that identify and meet students' academic and non-academic needs. These processes are informed by data gathered from a variety of sources and are aligned with learning goals for students at all performance levels. Policies and practices that govern student access to all programs are non-discriminatory and set high expectations that challenge each student. All students have equitable access to all programs.

Indicator #7: Shared Vision and Environment for Change

Shared vision and goals focused on student performance have been developed with the staff and community, are well articulated, clearly communicated, and consistently pursued throughout the district and school community. This vision expects, supports, and recognizes change and creativity. It values and encourages progressive innovation that leads toward higher student achievement. Data are utilized to support decisions for change. This includes a process to review work and learn from experimentation.