2011 Standards | School Resources for Learning

Standard 6: School Resources for Learning

Student learning and well-being are dependent upon adequate and appropriate support. The school is responsible for providing an effective range of coordinated programs and services. These resources enhance and improve student learning and well-being and support the school's core values and beliefs. Student support services enable each student to achieve the school's
21st century learning expectations.

1. The school has timely, coordinated, and directive intervention strategies for all students, including identified and at-risk students, that support each student’s achievement of the school’s 21st century learning expectations.

2. The school provides information to families, especially to those most in need, about available student support services.

3. Support services staff use technology to deliver an effective range of coordinated services for each student.

4. School counseling services have adequate, certified/licensed personnel and support staff who:
     • deliver a written, developmental program
     • meet regularly with students to provide personal, academic,
       career, and college counseling
     • engage in individual and group meetings with all students
     • deliver collaborative outreach and referral to community and
       area mental health agencies and social service providers
     • use ongoing, relevant assessment data, including feedback
       from the school community, to improve services and ensure each
       student achieves the school’s 21st learning expectations.

5. The school's health services have adequate, certified/licensed personnel and support staff who:

• provide preventative health services and direct intervention services
• use an appropriate referral process
• conduct ongoing student health assessments
• use ongoing, relevant assessment data, including feedback from the school community, to improve services and ensure each student achieves the school’s 21st century learning expectations.

6. Library/information services are integrated into curriculum and instructional practices and have adequate, certified/licensed personnel and support staff who:
     • are actively engaged in the implementation of the school's
       curriculum
     • provide a wide range of materials, technologies, and other
       information services in support of the school's curriculum
     • ensure that the facility is available and staffed for students
       and staff before, during, and after school
     • are responsive to students' interests and needs in order
       to support independent learning
     • conduct ongoing assessment using relevant data, including
       feedback from the school community, to improve services and
       ensure each student achieves the school’s 21st century learning
       expectations.

7. Support services for identified students, including special education, 504, English language learners, have adequate, certified/licensed personnel and support staff who:
     • collaborate with all teachers, counselors, targeted services
       and other support staff in order to achieve the school's 21st
       century learning expectations
     • provide inclusive learning opportunities for all students
     • perform ongoing assessment using relevant data, including
       feedback from the school community, to improve services and
       ensure each student achieves the school’s 21st century learning
       expectations.