Indicator 4

The school regularly reviews and revises its core values, beliefs, and 21st century learning expectations based on research, multiple data sources, as well as district and school community priorities.

What to Look for:

  • the school leadership has a process and timeline for the regular review and revision of its core values, beliefs, and the learning expectations
  • school leaders and faculty can cite readings/research to ensure they are cognizant of 21st century learning skills
  • periodic forums are held to share information about 21st century skills and learning, including the solicitation of feedback from the local business community
  • the school examines data about students’ achievement of school-wide learning expectations, student performance on standardized tests, and student work as part of a review of targeted school-wide learning priorities
  • there are data teams, or PLC’s, or other designated groups who meet regularly to analyze results of standardized tests, assessment of student achievement of the school’s learning expectations, especially disaggregated data to determine achievement gaps
  • evidence of changes made or discussion of the learning expectations, based upon the review of data sources
  • as part of the work of PLC’s faculty regularly discusses research on learning to include an assessment of the implications of such research on the school’s beliefs about learning;
  • the faculty incorporates discussion of district and community priorities into its discussion of the school’s core values, beliefs, and learning expectations
  • the school’s learning expectations align with the district’s learning goals