Identify and Understand: Through curricular offerings, instructional practices and administrative practices does your school demonstrate high expectations for the learning of all students (OEPA Standard 7.1.2).
Identify the components of an effective culture.
Identify the specific components that are in place at your school.
Examples being rigorous course offerings, professional learning opportunities, awards and recognitions
Explain how these components at your school create a climate of high expectations for student learning.
Watch the video by the Ritz Carlton (The Delay)
After watching this video clip, consider how the Ritz Carlton set a standard for high expectations and service excellence.
Compare the type of service you offer your stakeholders to that of the Ritz Carlton.
Based on these observations what would you do to encourage the improvement of high expectations in your school?
Create a checklist of what you would look for to see if a school had high expectations.
Identify and Understand: Highly effective schools are data driven and empower stakeholders to be accountable for learning. Collecting and analyzing data is a continuous process for improving the delivery of instruction to meet students’ needs.
What types of data are available are available to a principal?
What evidence do you regularly collect and analyze to judge the effectiveness of your school? How do you insure that this is a continuous process?
How can the evidence be used to affect learning at your school?
Does your school utilize student data notebooks? What kinds of data could student data notebooks include? What role do student data notebooks play in increasing student responsibility, goal-setting, and achievement?
List the times you gathered and analyzed data in your school this year? What was the impact to your school, subgroups, and individual students?
What systems do you have currently in place for stakeholders to be leaders of their own learning?
Positive Home-School Relations
Identify and Understand:
How do home-school relations affect student learning?
What community and collaboration partnerships are in place at your school?
How does your school environment welcome and respect families from all walks of life?
How do these partnerships and relationships create respect and value for your school?
You have been given the task of soliciting feedback from the community on how to strengthen the relationship between home and school. Develop strategies and an action plan you would use to solicit input from your families.
Identify and evaluate school-wide efforts to create or establish effective two way communication and meaningful involvement of parents.
Identify and Understand: Does your school structure maximize instructional time to provide opportunities for positive learning experiences?
What are the instructional minute requirements for elementary, middle, and high school?
What are the specific curricular requirements as per policy 2510?
What obstacles exist in your school for maximizing student time on task?
What steps do you take to over-come these obstacles?
Evaluate how efficiently you use your time.
Create the data to evaluate student time on task.
Calculate the number of instructional and non-instructional minutes in your school day.
Create a data table and evaluate on any given day how many interruptions, transitions, and non-instructional activities occur.
Analyze your findings of the instructional minutes. Are you maximizing your instructional time?
How many interruptions happen on a daily basis in your school?
How can you optimize your schedule to keep on task?
Using the data table template created above how often do you revisit your instructional time on task?
WVDE – Special Education – RTI (2510)
Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI) by Jerry Valentine