Friday, March 18, 2011
Another Survey for you to take!
A recent comment was posted on the blog mentioning the fact that Dr. Beasley and DCSS administrators have asked for stakeholder's input on a survey regarding the SACS. Dr. Beasley sent out the request via the following email:
The AdvancEd/SACS District Reaccreditation Committee is seeking input from you, school staff, in order to align your perceptions of the district's implementation of the seven AdvancEd standards with the perceptions of district staff. Please respond to the 65 item survey by midnight on Sunday, April 3. We value your input as we engage in the continuous improvement process and as we move towards excellence in teaching and learning.
This survey is really important. It asks detailed questions regarding the 7 Standards outlined by AdvancED/SACS.
Standard 1 - VISION & PURPOSE
The system establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the system.
Standard 2 - GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
The system provides governance and leadership that promote student performance and system effectiveness.
Standard 3 - TEACHING & LEARNING
The system provides research-based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.
Standard 4 - DOCUMENTING & USING RESULTS
The system enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and documents performance and uses these results to improve student performance and system effectiveness.
Standard 5: RESOURCES & SUPPORT SYSTEMS
The system has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.
Standard 6 - STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS & RELATIONSHIPS
The system fosters effective communications and relationships with and among its stakeholders.
Standard 7 - COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The system establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.
Teachers, you may have only stumbled upon it by accident, as it was buried in the "Newsflash" emails, which we're told often go unread, as they are usually only relevant to a few people.
However, this is a very important survey and there are a lot of teachers who read the blog who may have missed the email from Beasley about the survey. It is a fairly lengthy survey but does ask many of the essential questions and references stakeholder communication often. Many of us are not teachers, but we are stakeholders. Many of these questions are highly relevant to our needs as parents and community members. So feel free to send in your opinions. We need to get as many folks as possible to complete this survey!