To support conversations and school improvement plans around survey results, a variety of tools and guides have been developed and are accessible from this webpage.
This powerpoint walks through a method for narrowing the focus of the survey data. It is to be used in conjunction with the Facilitator's Guide to make the process of transitioning data results into school improvement plans easier for the facilitator.
This link provides the materials that accompany the Drill Down Powerpoint. The packet includes goals and objectives along with scripted discussion points around the drill down process. Examples are included for clarity.
The Facilitator's Guide carefully walks through a process for working with the survey results at the school level. It includes full scripts to match up with the Drill Down Presentation.
The Facilitator's Guide Agenda Outline provides a snapshot of the activities included in the drilldown process and an approximate timeline for activities.
This tool provides the facilitator some additional tools to support their school level work. It includes resources on determining who should facilitate, time considerations, ideas to aid facilitation, pre-made posters of norms and some of the key worksheets, and tips for promoting faculty buy-in and commitment.
This particular set of tools is designed to help a participant move deeper into the survey data. Once a particular construct has been chosen (Time, Facilities and Resources, Community Support and Involvement, Managing Student Conduct, Teacher Leadership, School Leadership, Professional Development, and Instructional Practices and Support), participants can utilize these tools to think through individual survey items that fit within each of the constructs. Working through these tools, participants can further refine their thinking down to an individual item for closer examination and discussion.
In collaborative settings, finding a common starting point can be challenging. To assist with this process, a series of discussion prompts were created for each of the survey questions to provide participants with a starting point to begin productive conversations. The prompts are designed to target conversations around the specific item of focus and to encourage critical thinking about the factors influencing that condition across the school. These tools are to be used following the construct item worksheets once specific survey items have been identified. Individual Item Prompts have been created for items in each of the eight constructs.
Time: Available time to plan, collaborate and provide instruction and barriers to maximizing time during the school day.
Facilities and Resources: Availability of instructional, technology, office, communication, and school resources to teachers.
Community Support and Involvement: Community and parent/guardian communication and influence in the school.
Managing Student Conduct: Policies and practices to address student conduct issues and ensure a safe school environment.
Teacher Leadership: Teacher involvement in decisions that impact classroom and school practices.
School Leadership: The ability of school leadership to create trusting, supportive environments and address teacher concerns.
Professional Development: Availability and quality of learning opportunities for educators to enhance their teaching.
Instructional Practices and Support: Data and supports available to teachers to improve instruction and student learning.