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Now that you have set goals, aligned resources, and put new programs and policies into place, you need to know if you are getting the results you want. Keep in mind that no matter how much you prepare, even the best laid plans may require adjustment. This is one more way the data cycle can help because today’s outcomes become the baseline for defining your goals for tomorrow.

Assess your school’s improvement

How would you rate your school’s level of improvement in terms of the goals you set? The following indicators are a guideline, but you may want to add indicators that are more closely related to the goals you set. Take a look for the most red to see where you still need improvement.

Scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree
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Next Step

Chronically low-performing schools probably present the greatest challenge you face as a school board. Make no mistake – it’s hard work to turnaround schools whose performance history is at the bottom. Moreover, there is no time to waste because every year without change is a lost opportunity for a child. Yet change can happen – and is happening in schools across the country.

CPE provides these tools to help you and your community lead the change toward excellence for all of your students. We are dedicated to keeping them up-to-date as the field learns more about transforming low-performing schools.

You can assist us by telling us your stories. Let us know what is useful in these tools and how we can improve them. Use the “contact us” feature below to give us your feedback because we, like you, always want to do better.