To set a direction for turning around chronically low-performing schools, you must first understand the current situation. By understanding your baseline data, you’ll be able to focus attention where it is needed most.
Step 1: Prioritize goals
How would you rate your school’s performance on the following indicators? Once you’ve rated each statement, take a look for the most red or the lowest average score to identify the areas in most need of attention. Choose no more than three or four to get started and make sure one is a “quick fix” in order to build momentum toward change
Scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree
Step 2: Learn more
Below we feature research, data, and policy guides on topics related to baseline to further help you identify goals that are likely to make an impact in your school.
Real World Spotlight
Van Henri White, Board President of Rochester Schools in NY, discusses the importance of setting clear goals for your district turnaround.
Now that you’ve used your baseline data to establish your goals for the turnaround school, it’s time to plan how to best align resources to your goals. Click “Align Resources to Goals” to move on.