Standards and Rubrics for District Improvement Survey

Arizona Department of Education STANDARDS AND RUBRICS FOR DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT Follow this link to view rubric and recommended process or proceed to complete survey.

The District Self-Assessment, using the Standards and Rubrics, is meant to provide an evidence-based inquiry approach to district self-assessment for the purpose of identifying strengths and areas for improvement. This evidence will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive district improvement plan. For each indicator select the appropriate performance level.


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Due to the length of the survey, power indicators have been identified and bolded in black below. The other indicators are grayed and are optional.

Standard 1: DISTRICT LEADERSHIP
TUSD and school leadership focuses on high expectations of student achievement and continuous improvement of instruction.

Indicators

    1.1A TUSD has developed a shared philosophy, vision, and mission statement that focuses on high expectations of success for all students; and is communicated to key stakeholders


    1.1B TUSD actively communicates the shared philosophy, vision, and mission in multiple and varied ways to staff, students, parents, and community.


    1.1C TUSD aligns most programs and activities to the philosophy, vision, and mission statement of high expectations of success for all students.


    1.2A TUSD has a systematic improvement planning process, involving stakeholders.


    1.2B The TUSD Improvement Plan is communicated to most stakeholders.


    1.2C The TUSD Improvement Plan includes SMART goals that reflect high expectations of success for most students.


    1.3A TUSD's policies and practices reflect a culture of commitment to continuous improvement.


    1.3B TUSD's uses effective instructional leadership strategies to increase student achievement and learning.


    1.4 TUSD's policies and practices promote equity in student learning.


    1.5 TUSD leaders understand and implement strategies for improvement of instruction.


    1.6 TUSD provides a clearly defined supervisory process that focuses directly on increasing student achievement.


    1.7 TUSD ensures appropriate distribution and retention of highly qualified staff in high need schools.


    1.8 The local governing board recognizes the scope of its responsibilities and promotes and demonstrates a collaborative approach to determining policies and practices.


    1.9 TUSD provides stakeholders the opportunities to become involved in the decision making process.


    1.10 TUSD leaders demonstrate knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to support focused improvement efforts and close achievement gaps.

ANALYSIS OF RATINGS FOR STANDARD 1 - Identify 1-2 strengths and 1-2 limitations/areas needing improvement (350 character max for each). Please be specific.
 
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Standard 2: CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A district-wide aligned curriculum and the use of effective instructional practices, along with quality professional development for staff, provides all students the opportunity to meet or exceed the Arizona Academic Standards.
Indicators

    2.1A TUSD has a written, core curriculum that is aligned with the Arizona Academic Standards, and is vertically and horizontally articulated across all grade levels.


    2.1B The Scope and Sequence demonstrates the spiraling of curriculum.


    2.1C TUSD has a process and structure for implementing the aligned curriculum with fidelity.


    2.2 TUSD has implemented a systematic process for evaluating and revising the curriculum.


    2.3 TUSD ensures that instruction and assessment are aligned to the district's curriculum.


    2.4A TUSD implements the established process for the selection, use and evaluation of instructional programs and materials.


    2.4B TUSD monitors the fidelity with which the selected materials are used.


    2.5 TUSD implements a comprehensive approach to support schools in meeting the instructional needs of diverse populations.


    2.6 TUSD monitors the use of effective instructional strategies to advance learning of all students.


    2.7 TUSD provides opportunities for students to be engaged in challenging, relevant, and rigorous content.


    2.8 TUSD implements a consistent grading system that reflects a shared vision of quality student work.


    2.9 TUSD promotes individualized, continuous professional growth for staff.


    2.10 TUSD supports professional learning communities.


    2.11A TUSD requires job-embedded, continuous professional development.


    2.11B TUSD supports all new teachers with an induction program, coaching or mentoring opportunities.


    2.12 TUSD provides ongoing professional development that is content focused and research based.


    2.13 TUSD provides professional development in the analysis, interpretation, and use of disaggregated data.


    2.14 TUSD provides professional development in using effective instructional practices to meet the needs of all students.


    2.15 TUSD evaluates the effectiveness of its professional development program.

ANALYSIS OF RATINGS FOR STANDARD 2 - Identify 1-2 strengths and 1-2 limitations/areas needing improvement (350 character max for each). Please be specific.
 
Strengths:Limitations/Areas needing improvement:

Standard 3: DISTRICT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
TUSD uses multiple standards-based assessments, strategies, and data to measure and monitor student performance and to revise curriculum and instruction as needed.

Indicators

    3.1 TUSD has a district-wide assessment system, aligned with the Arizona Academic Standards.


    3.2 TUSD systematically uses disaggregated data to drive instruction for the purpose of increasing achievement for all students.


    3.3 TUSD uses disaggregated data to evaluate the effectiveness of programs.


    3.4 TUSD reviews evidence of student achievement within and across school years.


    3.5 TUSD evaluates its organization and performance in a comprehensive manner.


    3.6 TUSD ensures that the non-academic AYP indicators are met.

ANALYSIS OF RATINGS FOR STANDARD 3 - Identify 1-2 strengths and 1-2 limitations/areas needing improvement (350 character max for each). Please be specific.
 
Strengths:Limitations/Areas needing improvement:

Standard 4: DISTRICT CULTURE, CLIMATE, AND COMMUNICATION
TUSD establishes a culture, climate, and a communication system that promotes continuous improvement and high student achievement.

Indicators

    4.1 TUSD provides stakeholders with the opportunities to participate in achieving the district's goals, outcomes and improvements.


    4.2 TUSD promotes and takes responsibility for all students learning to high standards.


    4.3 TUSD uses a system for communication among students, staff, parents, community, and employee groups.


    4.4 TUSD requires culturally responsive educational practices to ensure that students from all backgrounds are respected.


    4.5 TUSD has established research-based discipline policies and procedures.


    4.6 TUSD gathers data regarding the perceptions of students, families and community members, relative to climate and culture.

    4.7 TUSD provides all students and staff with a safe environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.


    4.8 TUSD develops and implements family and parental involvement policies and programs.

ANALYSIS OF RATINGS FOR STANDARD 4 - Identify 1-2 strengths and 1-2 limitations/areas needing improvement (350 character max for each). Please be specific.
 
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Standard 5: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
TUSD has a fiscal resource allocation process that is aligned with measurable student achievement goals.

Indicators

    5.1 TUSD appropriately allocates sufficient resources to support the district's instructional goals of high student achievement.


    5.2 TUSD has a well-documented budget process.


    5.3A TUSD has an effective process to review the budget to ensure support for achievement of all student populations.


    5.3B TUSD has an effective process to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of its financial and capital assets to ensure support for achievement of all student populations.


    5.4 TUSD seeks competitive grants and other special revenues to support increased student achievement.


    5.5 TUSD provides sufficient funds to ensure that highly qualified personnel are employed.


    5.6A TUSD aligns teacher evaluations to effective teaching and learning performance.


    5.6B TUSD aligns administrator evaluations to effective instructional leadership performance.

ANALYSIS OF RATINGS FOR STANDARD 5 - Identify 1-2 strengths and 1-2 limitations/areas needing improvement (350 character max for each). Please be specific.
 
Strengths:Limitations/Areas needing improvement:

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