3. Teaching & Assessing for Learning
- The school’s
curriculum provides equitable and challenging learning experiences that ensure
all students have sufficient opportunities to develop learning, thinking, and
life skills that lead to success at the next level.
instruction, and assessment are monitored and adjusted systematically in response
to data from multiple assessments of student learning and an examination of
- Teachers engage
students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure
achievement of learning expectations.
- School leaders
monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices of teachers to
ensure student success.
- Teachers participate
in collaborative learning communities to improve instruction and student
- Teachers implement
the school’s instructional process in support of student learning.
- Mentoring, coaching,
and induction programs support instructional improvement consistent with the
school’s values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
- The school engages
families in meaningful ways in their children’s education and keeps them
informed of their children’s learning progress.
- The school has a
formal structure whereby each student is well known by at least one adult
advocate in the school who supports that student’s educational experience.
- Grading and reporting
are based on clearly defined criteria that represent the attainment of content
knowledge and skills and are consistent across grade levels and courses.
- All staff members
participate in a continuous program of professional learning.
- The school provides
and coordinates learning support services to meet the unique learning needs of