Now that you have your goals and know what resources are available to deploy, it’s time to identify the programs and policies you can put into place to begin your school’s turnaround. These programs and policies may focus on a number of areas including curriculum, data and monitoring systems, student, teacher, and parent engagement, and broader community involvement.
Step 1: Identify programs and policies to support goals
How would you rate your school’s current situation in terms of the following guiding statements? It’s only necessary to evaluate those indicators that relate directly to your goals. After you’ve done that, take a look for the most red for areas needing attention and green for opportunities for building more capacity.
Scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree
Step 2: Learn more
Which section above has the most red? The most green? The table below features helpful research, data and guides on the best ways to institute programs and policies for the turnaround.
Real World Spotlight
Van Henri White, Board President of Rochester Schools in NY, discusses the importance of developing strong policies to help improve your turnaround schools.
Now that you’ve developed and implemented new policies and programs, it’s time to find out how they did. Click “Monitor Progress” to move on.