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Collaborative School Reviews
How to Shape Schools From the Inside



© 2018 | 216 pages | SAGE AdvantEDGE
Beverly Freedman and Raf DiCecco show how to design and implement a rigorous and effective school evaluation process, conducted by personnel from within your district in collaboration with your school leadership team. Here you'll find user-friendly guidance for planning and managing every step of the review process, including

A research-based case for how collaborative school reviews transform teaching and learning

Guidance on ensuring that the review process aligns with the district's mission and goals as well as with the Common Core State Standards

Best practices and protocols for creating review teams and conducting onsite classroom observations

How-to's for effectively using data to gain a balanced view of school performance

A composite case study that brings the collaborative school review process to life

This breakthrough book shows how to bring school and district teams together to shape sustainable, positive change and strengthen student achievement.

 
Introduction Improving Schools Matter
 
Why a Resource on School Reviews?
 
What Makes This Approach Different?
 
Our Lens is the School
 
This is a How-to-Resource
 
1. Setting the Stage
 
Collaborative Schools Reviews: A Path for Improvement
 
What is a School Review?
 
What Distinguishes Collaborative School Reviews from Other Reviews?
 
Achieving Excellence-A Strategic Lens to Contextualize Collaborative School Reviews
 
Collaborative School Reivews as Opportunities for Transformational Change
 
Our Case Study: The Lone Birch School District
 
In Summary
 
2. Designing Collaborative School Reviews
 
Step One: Design Effectively
 
Link Collaborative School Reviews to District Vision, Mission and Transformational Agenda
 
Collaborative School Review Policy
 
Collaborative School Review Design/Process
 
Governance
 
Procedures and Protocols
 
Structure and Flow for the Review
 
Protocols for Classroom Observations
 
Expectations and Protocols for the Onsite Classroom Observations
 
Possible Questions for Members of the Review Team to Ask Students
 
Capacity Building
 
Stakeholder Engagement
 
Alignment with other Requirements/Processes
 
Conceptualizing the Collaborative School Review Process: Lone Birch
 
In Summary
 
3. Planning Commences at the District Level
 
Setting the Stage
 
System Level Planning Process and Detailed Work Plan
 
Capacity Building
 
Teams Matter
 
Leadership, Coordination, Planning at a System Level to Prepare for the Reviews
 
omposition of the External Review Teams
 
Developing a Self-Assessment Tool
 
Data Plan
 
Capacity Building Plan
 
Data Management-Creating a Data Tapestry
 
Lone Birch's Data Management Plan
 
Communication and Engagement
 
Communication Plan
 
Other Planning Considerations for Lone Birch
 
In Summary
 
4. Planning Continues at the School Level
 
Layering the School-based Priorities on the District Priorities
 
Pleasant Valley
 
Organizing for the Review
 
Areas for Focus and Feedback
 
Supporting Data
 
Logistics
 
Meadows Middle School
 
Organizing for the Review
 
Areas for Focus and Feedback
 
Supporting Data
 
Logistics
 
Harper High School
 
Organizing for the Review
 
Areas for Focus and Feedback
 
Supporting Data
 
Logistics
 
In Summary
 
5. The Day of the Review Arrives
 
Harper High
 
Introduction and Setting the Stage
 
Conducting the School Review
 
Debriefing and Sharing Findings and Feedback
 
Meadows Middle School
 
Introduction and Setting the Stage
 
Conducting the School Review
 
Debriefing and Sharing Findings and Feedback
 
Pleasant Valley Public School
 
Introduction and Setting the Stage
 
Conducting the School Review
 
Debriefing and Sharing Findings and Feedback
 
In Summary
 
6. Unpacking the Results: Ensuring Improvement Happens
 
Accountability Structure
 
Roles and Responsibilities
 
Verbal Feedback and Formal Report
 
Analysis: Unpacking the Reviews
 
Work Plan to Implement Suggested Changes
 
Unpacking the Reviews at the Schools
 
Pulling Out District Level Trends and Patterns
 
A Follow-Up Plan
 
Monitoring and Evaluation of Collaborative School Review Process
 
In Summary
 
7. Creating Excellence and Innovation from the Inside Out

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Beverley Anne Freedman

Learn more about Beverley Freedman's PD offeringsDr. Beverley Freedman is an educational consultant, involved in numerous district and provincial reviews, strategic planning and system improvement. Currently she is supporting districts in their implementation of school reviews using the Ministry’s SEF framework. Additionally, she has led several district-based special education reviews as well as special education reviews for the province. She is working with several independent schools including AHS on school improvement planning. In any one year, as an instructional leadership trainer, she visits hundreds of classrooms in a variety of... More About Author

Raffaella Carmela Di Cecco

Learn more about Raf Di Cecco's PD offeringsRaf Di Cecco, CMC, is a Certified Management Consultant. She is currently president of ARD Consulting Services and Director of the Education and Training Practice of PMC Inc Raf is also the former Executive Director of the Ontario Royal Commission on Learning where she directed the first review of Ontario’s elementary and secondary education system in 25 years. The commission’s report “For the Love of Learning”, tabled in 1995, established the foundation for Ontario’s current reform agenda. Her work experience includes both the Federal and Provincial governments. She has had assignments in a... More About Author

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