Standards and Instruction

Curriculum

1
I know what my child is expected to learn this year, or where I can find that information (in all applicable languages).
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
2
What my child is learning in school will set him/her up for success.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement

Formative Assessments

3
My child’s progress is assessed regularly throughout the year and instruction is adjusted as needed.
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement
  • Priority 8: Other pupil outcomes
4
I receive regular updates on my child’s progress.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement

Professional Development

5
I am aware that my child’s teachers receive professional development, primarily “job-embedded” to help them be better teachers.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
6
I am aware that my child’s teachers collaborate with other teachers to enhance their instructional practice.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards

Teaching

Evaluation

1
I trust the evaluation process to accurately assess my child’s teachers.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment

Hiring and Assignment

2
My child’s school hires high quality teachers.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
3
My child’s teachers are the right fit for my child.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment

Collaboration

4
My child’s teachers have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 6: School climate

Individual Development

5
My child’s teachers use up to date and innovative methods of instruction.
  • Priority 6: School climate
6
My child’s teachers feel comfortable integrating technology in to lessons.
  • Priority 6: School climate
7
Ineffective teachers do not stay long at my child’s school.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment

Career Pathways

8
At my child’s school there are teachers in different positions – some more senior, others more junior or some that play different roles (e.g., “teacher leaders”).
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 6: School climate

Instructional Practice

9
My Child understands the homework being sent home and can do it independently.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement
10
My child is progressing through subject material at an appropriate pace.
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement
  • Priority 8: Other pupil outcomes

School Design

School Portfolio

1
The district has deliberately planned for schools of different sizes, themes, and grade configurations.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
2
My child is able to participate in the programs that interest him/her.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 7: Course access
3
(For Special Ed or ELL parents): The school district does a good job providing necessary, high-quality services balanced against the need for inclusion.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 7: Course access
4
(For choice districts only): I am able to send my child to the school I wanted him/her to attend.
  • Priority 6: School climate
  • Priority 7: Course access

Strategic School Design

5
My child’s school uses innovative approaches to grouping students – sometimes my child is in a larger group, other times he/she is in a smaller group or gets 1-1 attention.
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement
6
My child is able to receive additional help when he/she needs it.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 6: School climate
7
Time is well used during the school day.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement
  • Priority 6: School climate
8
The school addresses students who need intervention early with appropriate support.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 7: Course access

Leadership

Evaluation

1
The principal at my child’s school is a good fit for our school.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 6: School climate

Development

2
The principal at my child’s school is an effective professional, and the school is well-run.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 6: School climate
  • Priority 7: Course access
3
My child sees the principal in the classroom on a regular basis.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement
4
My child’s principal is responsive to my concerns.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement

School Support

School Evaluation

1
The district has accurately assessed how well my child’s school is performing.
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement

Individualized School Support

2
The district provides my child’s school the support it needs to succeed.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement
  • Priority 7: Course access
  • Priority 8: Other pupil outcomes

Turnaround Strategy

3
The district has identified schools that are low performing and is working to improve them.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement

Efficiency

4
The district spends money effectively to support schools and child learning.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 2: Implementation of state standards
  • Priority 5: Pupil engagement
  • Priority 6: School climate

Funding

Transparency

1
I have access to data on how the district is spending money at my school.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
2
I am able to understand the school budgets published by the district.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
3
I understand how funds and staff are allocated to schools.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement

Flexibility

4
The principal and other school leaders are able to determine how they use staff and other resources at the school.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 7: Course access

Equity

5
My child’s school receives their fair share of resources based on their population.
  • Priority 1: Basic-- teacher appropriate assignment
  • Priority 4: Pupil achievement
  • Priority 7: Course access
  • Priority 8: Other pupil outcomes

Partners

Maximize Community Resources

1
My child’s school uses community organizations to offer enrichment and social service support.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
  • Priority 6: School climate
  • Priority 7: Course access

Engage Families

2
My child’s school effectively engages me in my child’s learning.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement

Engage community stakeholders

3
My child’s school effectively involves parents and other community members in important decisions affecting the school.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
4
The district effectively involves parents and other community members in important decisions affecting the district.
  • Priority 3: Parental involvement
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