Assessment of Standards for Accreditation: Staff
1. Philosophy/Mission
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1.1 The school takes steps to ensure that students and their families understand and support the school’s philosophy/mission.3.2% (6)18.6% (35)53.2% (100)25.0% (47)3.00188
1.2 The philosophy/mission is free of contradiction, ambiguity, and excessive abstraction.3.3% (6)21.2% (39)53.8% (99)21.7% (40)2.94184
1.3 The philosophy/mission is consistent with ethical norms and demonstrates respect for persons of all races, creeds, and cultures.1.6% (3)12.3% (23)48.7% (91)37.4% (70)3.22187
1.4 The school implements a system to assess its effectiveness in fulfilling its philosophy/mission.9.8% (18)26.6% (49)46.7% (86)16.8% (31)2.71184
1.5 The school’s philosophy/mission is clearly communicated in its brochures, promotional materials, policy and procedural handbooks, web site, and similar resources.1.1% (2)7.7% (14)50.3% (92)41.0% (75)3.31183
2. Governance
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2.18 The school is in compliance with all applicable statues, ordinances, and regulation of all civil authorities of the jurisdiction in which the school is located.0.6% (1)7.8% (12)62.3% (96)29.2% (45)3.20154
2.19 No legal or proprietary ambiguities in ownership, control, or responsibility exist. Partnerships and any corporate linkages in ownership/governance are expressed as enforceable agreements.2.1% (3)11.1% (16)56.3% (81)30.6% (44)3.15144
2.20 The governance works cooperatively to establish and maintain clearly formulated written policies and procedures that are consistent with the school's philosophy/mission. The policies and procedures are implemented and reviewed regularly.1.9% (3)19.9% (31)55.1% (86)23.1% (36)2.99156
2.21 The governance provides appropriate opportunities for education of the trustees/board, including orientation and training sessions so that all members understand their responsibilities and roles.5.1% (7)18.8% (26)54.3% (75)21.7% (30)2.93138
2.22 The governance appropriately recognizes the accomplishments of the staff and students.6.2% (10)23.0% (37)46.0% (74)24.8% (40)2.89161
2.23 the governance provides the school with effective leadership, support, and continuity, including succession planning to ensure stability of the school leadership.6.5% (10)21.9% (34)49.7% (77)21.9% (34)2.87155
2.24 The governance thinks and acts strategically, reflecting on its decisions and the consequences of its actions.3.4% (5)24.8% (37)55.7% (83)16.1% (24)2.85149
2.25 The governance implements a system for evaluating its own effectiveness in performing its duties.7.9% (11)20.7% (29)50.0% (70)21.4% (30)2.85140
2.26 The governance focuses its activities on selecting, evaluating, and supporting the head of the school system, policy development, planning, assessing the organization’s performance, and ensuring adequate resources to accomplish the organization’s philosophy/mission.2.0% (3)17.6% (26)60.8% (90)19.6% (29)2.98148
2.27 Governance refrains from undermining the authority of the leadership to conduct the daily operation of the school system.3.5% (5)16.0% (23)65.3% (94)15.3% (22)2.92144
2.28 The governance utilizes a clearly defined performance appraisal system for the head of the school system. The appraisal is conducted with the knowledge and participation of the head of the organization.3.7% (5)18.4% (25)58.1% (79)19.9% (27)2.94136
3. Central Office Leadership
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2.29 The head of the school system is accountable to the governance and is responsible for ensuring expected levels of student performance.2.6% (4)12.3% (19)61.0% (94)24.0% (37)3.06154
2.30 The central office leadership ensures that all school system programs and activities are adequately and appropriately planned, supervised, resourced, and staffed with qualified personnel.3.8% (6)20.6% (33)49.4% (79)26.3% (42)2.98160
2.31 The central office leadership stays well informed of educational developments.3.9% (6)15.1% (23)51.3% (78)29.6% (45)3.07152
2.32 The central office leadership adheres to appropriate guidelines concerning confidentiality in communications.1.9% (3)10.9% (17)48.7% (76)38.5% (60)3.24156
4. School Leadership
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2.33 The school leadership maintains appropriate and constructive relations with families, students, staff, the community, and with each other in the interest of serving the needs of the students.2.9% (5)12.6% (22)51.4% (90)33.1% (58)3.15175
2.34 The school leadership undertakes operational, long range, and strategic planning aimed at accomplishing the school’s mission and goals.2.9% (5)14.6% (25)55.6% (95)26.9% (46)3.06171
2.35 The head of the school is accountable to the governance and is responsible for ensuring expected levels of student performance.3.0% (5)10.2% (17)55.4% (92)31.3% (52)3.15166
2.36 The school leadership ensures that all school programs and activities are adequately and appropriately planned, supervised, resourced, and staffed with qualified personnel.1.2% (2)16.3% (28)58.7% (101)23.8% (41)3.05172
2.37 The school leadership ensures that members of the professional and support staffs stay well informed of educational developments.4.2% (7)17.3% (29)54.2% (91)24.4% (41)2.99168
2.38 The school leadership adheres to appropriate guidelines concerning confidentiality in communications.3.0% (5)6.1% (10)58.8% (97)32.1% (53)3.20165
5. Comments (A comment is required for all ratings of 1 and 2.)
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6. Overall Assessment of the School’s Adherence to This Standard: Note: Meeting the Standard means that the Standard describes the school to an acceptable degree.
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14.5%23
7. School Improvement Planning
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3.1 The school’s improvement plans are developed with broad-based school community participation and input.4.6% (7)11.8% (18)64.5% (98)19.1% (29)2.98152
3.2 Information about the school’s planning processes, its improvement plans and goals, and the results of implementing the improvement plans are communicated to stakeholders and the public.6.8% (10)9.5% (14)64.2% (95)19.6% (29)2.97148
3.3 Improvement plans are supported by the school community and approved by the governance where appropriate.4.8% (7)9.5% (14)68.0% (100)17.7% (26)2.99147
3.4 Periodic external reviews validate the school’s processes for strategic or long-range planning and school improvement.7.9% (11)14.3% (20)63.6% (89)14.3% (20)2.84140
3.5 The school can document its long-range planning for finances, facilities, and technology enhancement.5.7% (8)13.5% (19)63.8% (90)17.0% (24)2.92141
3.6 Improvement plans are based on an analysis of historical data, baseline performance information, trend data, and projections.6.7% (9)14.2% (19)64.9% (87)14.2% (19)2.87134
3.7 The school’s improvement plans are reviewed periodically to determine the extent to which outcomes meet expectations so that corrective actions can be taken as needed.5.8% (8)13.7% (19)68.3% (95)12.2% (17)2.87139
3.8 Planners consider the capacities of its facilities, equipment, and staff before adopting new programs.5.7% (8)13.5% (19)69.5% (98)11.3% (16)2.87141
8. Comments (A comment is required for all ratings of 1 and 2.)
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9. Overall Assessment of the School’s Adherence to This Standard: Note: Meeting the Standard means that the Standard describes the school to an acceptable degree.
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12.2%17
10. Finances
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4.1 The school implements written financial policies and procedures that are in accordance with accepted business practices.1.6% (2)9.0% (11)68.0% (83)21.3% (26)3.09122
4.2 The governance and leadership exercise prudent control over all financial operations.2.4% (3)12.7% (16)63.5% (80)21.4% (27)3.04126
4.3 Levels of income and expenditures are in appropriate balance. Current assets are sufficient to meet current liabilities.7.4% (9)10.7% (13)67.2% (82)14.8% (18)2.89122
4.4 Finances are currently stable and projections indicate continuing stability.2.4% (3)22.0% (27)60.2% (74)15.4% (19)2.89123
4.5 The school develops short- and long-range financial plans to ensure resources are available to deliver its educational program and services.5.7% (7)11.5% (14)65.6% (80)17.2% (21)2.94122
4.6 Stakeholders have opportunities to provide input into financial plans. The staff is involved in determining priorities for curriculum and instructional needs.10.9% (14)24.2% (31)53.9% (69)10.9% (14)2.65128
4.7 Families enrolling students in the school are informed in advance of all financial obligations for attending the school.4.3% (5)9.4% (11)63.2% (74)23.1% (27)3.05117
4.8 Those entrusted with overseeing and conducting the financial and business operations of the school possess appropriate qualifications.1.7% (2)12.0% (14)68.4% (80)17.9% (21)3.03117
4.9 Periodic audits or financial reviews are conducted by qualified external agencies and the school responds appropriately.2.7% (3)9.8% (11)61.6% (69)25.9% (29)3.11112
4.10 The school has written, reasonable, and equitable tuition, collection, and refund policies.4.5% (5)10.0% (11)65.5% (72)20.0% (22)3.01110
4.11 The school carries adequate insurance coverage including business interruption, casualty, property, and liability insurance for employees and the governance/owner, as appropriate.3.7% (4)11.1% (12)63.0% (68)22.2% (24)3.04108
4.12 The school makes prudent use of resources available through development activities, grants, foundations, and other partnerships.5.0% (6)10.1% (12)65.5% (78)19.3% (23)2.99119
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12. Overall Assessment of the School’s Adherence to This Standard: Note: Meeting the Standard means that the Standard describes the school to an acceptable degree.
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13. Facilities
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5.1 The school’s facilities and equipment are appropriate for achieving its philosophy/mission and are healthy, safe, and well maintained.2.0% (3)16.3% (24)59.2% (87)22.4% (33)3.02147
5.2 The school plans for, funds, and schedules regular preventative measures, repairs, and maintenance of its facilities and equipment.2.9% (4)12.9% (18)65.5% (91)18.7% (26)3.00139
5.3a The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for instruction3.4% (5)13.1% (19)62.8% (91)20.7% (30)3.01145
5.3b The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for administration1.4% (2)9.7% (14)63.9% (92)25.0% (36)3.13144
5.3c The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for conferences2.1% (3)7.9% (11)67.9% (95)22.1% (31)3.10140
5.3d The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for student activities0.7% (1)9.7% (14)66.2% (96)23.4% (34)3.12145
5.3e The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for student services0.7% (1)9.0% (13)64.6% (93)25.7% (37)3.15144
5.3f The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for storage of school property3.5% (5)21.3% (30)60.3% (85)14.9% (21)2.87141
5.3g The facilities offer a variety of spaces for providing quality programs and services for all segments of the school’s population and include appropriate accommodation for storage for student belongings.1.4% (2)7.1% (10)73.6% (103)17.9% (25)3.08140
5.4 Sufficient systems are in place to monitor and adjust air quality to appropriate levels.9.9% (13)19.1% (25)57.3% (75)13.7% (18)2.75131
5.5 Lighting is adequate and appropriate in student and staff areas.2.1% (3)9.1% (13)64.3% (92)24.5% (35)3.11143
5.6 Sufficient space is available for ingress, egress, and traffic flow within the facilities.2.9% (4)6.4% (9)70.7% (99)20.0% (28)3.08140
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15. Overall Assessment of the School’s Adherence to This Standard: Note: Meeting the Standard means that the Standard describes the school to an acceptable degree.
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16. School Climate and Organization
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6.20 A logical and clearly understood table of organization exists for the system of schools with written job descriptions that specify levels of responsibility and reporting relationships.0.7% (1)10.9% (16)61.9% (91)26.5% (39)3.14147
6.21 The design, organization, and climate of the system of schools support attainment of the school’s philosophy/mission.0.0% (0)15.4% (22)62.9% (90)21.7% (31)3.06143
6.22 Administrative, instructional, and support staffs of the central office are qualified, competent, and sufficient in number to meet the needs of the total educational program, student services, and student activities.0.7% (1)17.9% (25)62.1% (87)19.3% (27)3.00140
6.23 Central office staff members possess the qualifications of education, preparation, experience, and commitment that contribute to the school’s success. Staff members are assigned to work by reason of their training and expertise.2.2% (3)10.1% (14)65.2% (90)22.5% (31)3.08138
6.24 The central office’s leadership and staff work cooperatively to create a climate for teaching and learning that fosters the attainment of the school’s philosophy/mission.1.4% (2)8.5% (12)70.2% (99)19.9% (28)3.09141
6.25 The organization implements written personnel policies and procedures for the operation of the system of schools and makes them available to all employees.1.4% (2)7.6% (11)63.9% (92)27.1% (39)3.17144
6.26 The organization implements written policies and procedures for determining adequate compensation, arriving at reasonable workloads and acceptable working conditions, and defining just and fair treatment.2.2% (3)19.4% (27)66.9% (93)11.5% (16)2.88139
6.27 Central office leadership supports a comprehensive program of professional development for all members of the staff that addresses system-wide learning expectations and specific student needs by allocating appropriate time and resources.1.4% (2)15.8% (22)70.5% (98)12.2% (17)2.94139
6.28 Central office leadership encourages the school staff members’ affiliation with professional organizations.6.0% (8)7.5% (10)70.9% (95)15.7% (21)2.96134
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6.29 The school program promotes young children’s positive self-identity, enhances their sense of emotional well being, supports developing social skills, and facilitates friendships.0.7% (1)2.9% (4)56.4% (79)40.0% (56)3.36140
6.30 Personnel policies, appraisal systems, and professional development programs explicitly focus on staff behaviors that are to be encouraged in the classroom such as teacher interactions with children, acknowledgment of age-appropriate affective development, and developmentally appropriate instructional practices.2.1% (3)10.0% (14)62.9% (88)25.0% (35)3.11140
6.31 The school seeks to achieve recommended ratios, group’s sizes, and staff qualifications.3.6% (5)10.0% (14)59.3% (83)27.1% (38)3.10140
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19. Overall Assessment of the School’s Adherence to This Standard: Note: Meeting the Standard means that the Standard describes the school to an acceptable degree.
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13.4%18
20. Health and Safety
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7.1 The school has satisfactory written procedures and functional equipment with which to communicate during fire and other emergencies, to summon assistance, and to evacuate the school’s facilities.2.0% (3)12.6% (19)53.6% (81)31.8% (48)3.15151
7.2 The school provides adequate health care at school functions that take place away from the school’s premises.2.3% (3)5.5% (7)64.8% (83)27.3% (35)3.17128
7.3 Appropriate training is provided for all staff members on how to implement emergency and crisis plans, handle accidents and illnesses, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.0.7% (1)7.4% (11)55.4% (82)36.5% (54)3.28148
7.4 The school appropriately manages the storage and administration of student medications.0.0% (0)2.9% (4)54.4% (74)42.6% (58)3.40136
7.5 The school safely stores equipment and supplies.0.7% (1)4.2% (6)62.9% (90)32.2% (46)3.27143
7.6 A system exists to account for the whereabouts of students at all times.4.4% (6)4.4% (6)59.1% (81)32.1% (44)3.19137
7.7 The school maintains comprehensive, current health records for all students and staff.1.5% (2)5.9% (8)58.5% (79)34.1% (46)3.25135
7.8 The school conducts and maintains written records of regular emergency drills.3.9% (5)5.4% (7)60.5% (78)30.2% (39)3.17129
7.9 Designated members of the staff inform faculty and families (as appropriate to maintain confidentiality) about students’ health or physical needs.2.8% (4)2.8% (4)58.3% (84)36.1% (52)3.28144
7.10 The school ensures that the staff is kept up–to-date on relevant health, wellness, and safety information and practices, including procedures to deal with individual student needs.4.2% (6)6.9% (10)62.5% (90)26.4% (38)3.11144
7.11 Working relationships with local authorities and health service providers are positive and ongoing.0.8% (1)4.8% (6)66.7% (84)27.8% (35)3.21126
7.12 The educational program includes opportunities for students to develop knowledge, attitudes, and practices necessary for personal wellness and a healthy lifestyle.2.2% (3)5.1% (7)71.7% (99)21.0% (29)3.12138
7.13 The school has an effective system to control access to the school by visitors and other non-school personnel.6.1% (9)12.2% (18)63.3% (93)18.4% (27)2.94147
7.14 Staff members model positive health and safety practices.0.7% (1)5.5% (8)67.8% (99)26.0% (38)3.19146
7.15 Safe drinking water is available throughout the day for the staff and students.6.2% (9)11.0% (16)60.0% (87)22.8% (33)2.99145
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7.16 Care of infants is consistent with current professional practice, especially with respect to sleeping, bottle-feeding, diapering, sanitation, nurturing, and daily interactions.2.0% (2)3.1% (3)55.1% (54)39.8% (39)3.3398
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24. Educational Program
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8.1 Written curriculum guides identify program objectives and define the scope and sequence of the educational program. The guides are functional, available, and in use.0.0% (0)7.4% (10)61.0% (83)31.6% (43)3.24136
8.2 The educational program provides instruction in the basic subject areas of language arts and literature (including early language development and literacy skills, speaking, writing, and listening communication skills), mathematics, the sciences, and social sciences.0.7% (1)5.0% (7)58.2% (82)36.2% (51)3.30141
8.3 The educational program includes experiences in visual and performing arts, health, world languages, and physical education.0.0% (0)3.6% (5)62.0% (85)34.3% (47)3.31137
8.4 The educational program provides experiences that promote students’ critical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving skills, and study skills.2.9% (4)7.9% (11)64.3% (90)25.0% (35)3.11140
8.5 The educational program includes instruction in effective uses of information technology and provides opportunities for application.0.7% (1)10.4% (14)65.9% (89)23.0% (31)3.11135
8.6 A variety of group learning settings (e.g., individual, small group, large group) is provided for students daily.0.0% (0)2.9% (4)56.5% (78)40.6% (56)3.38138
8.7 The educational program offers opportunities for development of social skills—such as increasing self-control and a sense of individual and group responsibility—in interaction with adults and peers.0.7% (1)2.8% (4)58.9% (83)37.6% (53)3.33141
8.8 Written curriculum and instruction policies and procedures provide direction to the staff, leadership, and other stakeholders in the development, implementation, and improvement of the educational program.1.5% (2)6.8% (9)65.9% (87)25.8% (34)3.16132
8.9 Provision is made for both horizontal and vertical articulation and coordination of the educational program among all levels of the school.3.2% (4)4.8% (6)70.6% (89)21.4% (27)3.10126
8.10 An overview of the educational program, school policies and procedures, and other pertinent information is available in written form to students and their parents.0.0% (0)5.9% (8)60.7% (82)33.3% (45)3.27135
8.11 The educational program defines desired student outcomes as expressed in terms of student understanding, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits.0.0% (0)8.4% (11)66.4% (87)25.2% (33)3.17131
8.12 Course or program objectives are simply stated and understandable to students.1.7% (2)8.3% (10)66.9% (81)23.1% (28)3.12121
8.13 The educational program considers the ages, cultures, and varying levels of ability of students.0.7% (1)2.9% (4)61.3% (84)35.0% (48)3.31137
8.14 The instructional program is designed to meet students’ needs in accordance with the school’s philosophy/mission.1.4% (2)5.1% (7)61.6% (85)31.9% (44)3.24138
8.15 The educational program and its expectations for learning are understood and supported by the school’s stakeholders.1.5% (2)6.1% (8)67.9% (89)24.4% (32)3.15131
8.16 Curriculum development is a dynamic, emergent process influenced by the attributes and interests of the children, their families, and teachers.4.6% (6)7.6% (10)62.6% (82)25.2% (33)3.08131
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8.17 Families have opportunities to give input into curriculum development.7.3% (8)11.9% (13)61.5% (67)19.3% (21)2.93109
8.18 The educational program reflects an integrated approach to children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.2.4% (3)2.4% (3)59.5% (75)35.7% (45)3.29126
8.19 Teachers treat the educational program as everything that happens during the day. This includes while children play and explore, eat, interact, toilet, take walks or field trips, engage in planned experiences, and are involved in transitions such as arrival, clean-up, and departure.3.2% (4)4.0% (5)49.2% (62)43.7% (55)3.33126
8.20 Both child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities are included in the daily plan.0.8% (1)3.3% (4)57.4% (70)38.5% (47)3.34122
8.21 Infants and young toddlers primarily receive individual attention and occasionally take part in small groups.2.8% (3)7.3% (8)47.7% (52)42.2% (46)3.29109
8.22 The educational program provides a) a balance of quiet and active times and flexibly incorporates learners’ natural routines into the rhythm of the day, b) daily indoor and outdoor play with a balance between large-muscle and small-muscle as well as organized and unstructured experiences, c) early language development and literacy skills through such activities as conversation, storytelling, singing, poetry, finger plays, games, puppets, pretend play, shared reading of picture books, and other meaningful learning experiences, d) opportunities for increasing independence in use of materials and equipment, e) structured and unstructured opportunities for children’s active involvement with people and materials, f) spontaneous learning and builds on children’s repertoires and curiosity, g) learning areas designed for individual and group exploration and growth, and h) the integration of routine daily activities into learning.0.0% (0)3.3% (4)50.8% (62)45.9% (56)3.43122
8.23 The educational program provides experiences that prepare students for a successful transition to elementary school settings.0.8% (1)7.4% (9)54.5% (66)37.2% (45)3.28121
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8.24 The educational program places emphasis on the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills, plus the knowledge and competencies that establish the basis for greater understanding.0.0% (0)0.8% (1)64.2% (79)35.0% (43)3.34123
8.25 The educational program provides experiences that prepare students for successful transition to middle and secondary school settings.0.9% (1)1.7% (2)64.1% (75)33.3% (39)3.30117
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8.26 The educational program provides activities and experiences that assist early adolescents in identifying their aptitudes and interests, self-directed decision-making, and building self-worth.0.0% (0)4.3% (5)69.8% (81)25.9% (30)3.22116
8.27 The educational program provides experiences that prepare students for successful, smooth transitions from elementary school to middle school and from the middle school to secondary school.0.0% (0)5.1% (6)70.1% (82)24.8% (29)3.20117
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8.28 The educational program facilitates a smooth transition from elementary or middle school to secondary school.0.9% (1)8.6% (10)64.7% (75)25.9% (30)3.16116
8.29 The educational program develops academic knowledge and skills as well as career competencies.0.9% (1)8.8% (10)66.4% (75)23.9% (27)3.13113
8.30 The educational program provides appropriate educational programs for students who are concluding formal study as well as those planning further education.0.9% (1)8.7% (10)66.1% (76)24.3% (28)3.14115
8.31 The educational program develops habits of the mind and attitudes required for success in further education and in the workplace.0.9% (1)11.3% (13)64.3% (74)23.5% (27)3.10115
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9.1 The leadership and staff commit to, participate in, and share in accountability for student learning.1.4% (2)7.9% (11)60.0% (84)30.7% (43)3.20140
9.2 Assessment of student learning and performance is aligned with curriculum and instruction in a coherent system consistent with the school’s philosophy/mission.1.5% (2)5.1% (7)70.8% (97)22.6% (31)3.15137
9.3a Assessment results are analyzed with appropriate frequency and rigor for individual students as they move through the school2.2% (3)8.8% (12)70.8% (97)18.2% (25)3.05137
9.3b Assessment results are analyzed with appropriate frequency and rigor for cohorts of students as they move through the school4.0% (5)9.6% (12)70.4% (88)16.0% (20)2.98125
9.3c Assessment results are analyzed with appropriate frequency and rigor for comparable (local, state, and national) groups outside of the school2.4% (3)12.0% (15)70.4% (88)15.2% (19)2.98125
9.4 Assessment results are used to make decisions regarding allocation of resources.3.3% (4)14.8% (18)68.0% (83)13.9% (17)2.93122
9.5 The assessment of student learning and performance enables students to monitor their own learning progress and teachers to adapt their instruction to students’ specific learning needs.0.8% (1)10.8% (14)66.9% (87)21.5% (28)3.09130
9.6 Assessment methods and content address suitable social, emotional, physical, and cognitive/language goals for students.3.0% (4)9.8% (13)67.7% (90)19.5% (26)3.04133
9.7 Assessments take into account recent, reliable research findings on child development and growth.2.3% (3)10.2% (13)69.5% (89)18.0% (23)3.03128
9.8 Assessments reflect understanding of the unique needs and backgrounds of each student.3.1% (4)17.6% (23)59.5% (78)19.8% (26)2.96131
9.9 Records of students’ learning and performance are maintained. General standards for transcript control and use, including those related to confidentiality, are known and observed.0.7% (1)5.1% (7)69.1% (94)25.0% (34)3.18136
9.10 Assessment results are the basis for making recommendations to families whose children may benefit from further evaluation. Referrals to specialists are made for early identification of possible disabilities and/or health conditions.0.7% (1)7.1% (10)70.7% (99)21.4% (30)3.13140
9.11 Members of the staff work collaboratively with colleagues and families to review data about learners’ progress and to develop appropriate strategies for continued progress.0.7% (1)10.3% (14)69.1% (94)19.9% (27)3.08136
9.12 Families are viewed as an important source of information and insights about students.2.2% (3)7.9% (11)65.5% (91)24.5% (34)3.12139
9.13 The school communicates its assessment policies and practices to the total school community (e.g., via parent handbooks, web sites, teacher handbooks, policy manuals).3.6% (5)8.0% (11)62.8% (86)25.5% (35)3.10137
9.14 Communication with families regarding students’ progress in learning and performance is regular, productive, and meaningful.0.7% (1)6.6% (9)74.5% (102)18.2% (25)3.10137
9.15 Students learn and perform at levels expected, or progress is being made to raise results accordingly.1.5% (2)8.9% (12)74.1% (100)15.6% (21)3.04135
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9.16 Children are observed by teachers on a daily basis using a systematic and objective process for formal and informal observation and documentation.1.6% (2)4.1% (5)65.9% (81)28.5% (35)3.21123
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10.1 Student support services address academic skills development, social skills development, personal growth, and career planning.0.0% (0)5.1% (7)65.0% (89)29.9% (41)3.25137
10.2 Counselors, administrators, teachers, and/or other staff members share responsibility for providing guidance and support to students.0.0% (0)5.8% (8)56.9% (78)37.2% (51)3.31137
10.3 The school is sensitive to the critical importance of non-academic needs of students. A process is in place to address students’ emotional and social needs.1.4% (2)10.1% (14)50.7% (70)37.7% (52)3.25138
10.4 Assessment data are used to adapt curriculum and teaching methods, provide personalized counseling, and identify appropriate program placement for students.0.8% (1)12.8% (17)59.4% (79)27.1% (36)3.13133
10.5 Career awareness activities are provided as appropriate.2.5% (3)11.8% (14)65.5% (78)20.2% (24)3.03119
10.6 Student support services extend into and incorporate community services as needed.0.0% (0)6.3% (8)72.4% (92)21.3% (27)3.15127
10.7 Student data are current, comprehensive, and readily available for use by the staff.4.7% (6)10.2% (13)60.9% (78)24.2% (31)3.05128
10.8 Follow-up studies of graduates and other former students are carried out and data are shared with staff to help determine the effectiveness of the school’s educational program and services.11.8% (12)23.5% (24)52.9% (54)11.8% (12)2.65102
10.9 The school offers an orientation program for new students and their families to share the school’s philosophy/mission, policies, procedures, and expectations.4.1% (5)8.3% (10)68.6% (83)19.0% (23)3.02121
10.10 Families are provided with information about child development, education, and related topics through personal communications, pamphlets, meetings, and referrals to web sites and other resources.2.3% (3)7.0% (9)69.8% (90)20.9% (27)3.09129
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10.11 Written policies and procedures are implemented to ensure the safety of students when being picked up, transported, and dropped off by transportation provided by the school.0.0% (0)6.6% (8)61.2% (74)32.2% (39)3.26121
10.12 Appropriate training is provided to transportation providers.1.8% (2)9.9% (11)64.0% (71)24.3% (27)3.11111
10.13 Transportation services provided or contracted by the school meet the safety requirements of all appropriate legal authorities.0.9% (1)5.4% (6)66.1% (74)27.7% (31)3.21112
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10.14 Student dining areas are functional and hygienic.0.8% (1)3.0% (4)68.2% (90)28.0% (37)3.23132
10.15 Meals provided by the school meet generally accepted nutritional standards. Information about nutritional values of the foods is available.3.9% (5)12.6% (16)55.9% (71)27.6% (35)3.07127
10.16 Appropriate training is provided to food services providers.1.9% (2)12.3% (13)61.3% (65)24.5% (26)3.08106
10.17 Food services personnel meet the health requirements of all appropriate authorities.1.9% (2)11.2% (12)57.0% (61)29.9% (32)3.15107
10.18 Food service facilities are inspected regularly and meet the health and safety requirements of all appropriate authorities.1.0% (1)11.0% (11)62.0% (62)26.0% (26)3.13100
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10.19 The school implements written policies and procedures to identify and address the needs of students with special needs.2.9% (4)4.4% (6)60.3% (82)32.4% (44)3.22136
10.20 The school provides or refers families to appropriate related services and/or accommodations to meet student needs.0.8% (1)7.5% (10)57.1% (76)34.6% (46)3.26133
10.21 As applicable, the school is in compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements related to students with special needs.0.8% (1)6.1% (8)56.1% (74)37.1% (49)3.30132
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10.22 The school implements written admissions policies and procedures.0.0% (0)3.0% (4)63.9% (85)33.1% (44)3.30133
10.23 The school implements written policies and procedures for placement of students in appropriate programs and levels.0.0% (0)6.9% (9)63.8% (83)29.2% (38)3.22130
10.24 Applicants for enrollment and their families are clearly informed of the philosophy/mission of the school, the nature and extent of the educational program and services available, tuition and fees (if applicable), school policies, and expectations for satisfactory student performance.0.8% (1)7.8% (10)61.7% (79)29.7% (38)3.20128
10.25 The school accepts students for whom there is a reasonable expectation of success in the educational program as appropriate and interpreted by law.0.8% (1)3.1% (4)64.6% (84)31.5% (41)3.27130
10.26 All statements and representations relating to the school’s educational programs, services, and resources are clear, accurate, and current.0.8% (1)7.8% (10)62.5% (80)28.9% (37)3.20128
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11.1 Students are offered opportunities to build their skills in handling responsibility, taking initiative, leadership competencies, cooperation, and self-direction.0.8% (1)4.6% (6)66.9% (87)27.7% (36)3.22130
11.2 Students, staff, families, and the community are encouraged to offer input about and participate in student activities.1.6% (2)4.7% (6)70.9% (90)22.8% (29)3.15127
11.3 Staff members, parents, and other volunteers who lead or participate in student activities are approved by the school’s leadership, suitably qualified, and provide appropriate supervision to students.0.8% (1)4.9% (6)68.9% (84)25.4% (31)3.19122
11.4 The school recognizes student accomplishments, contributions, and responsibilities in meaningful ways.1.5% (2)9.2% (12)60.8% (79)28.5% (37)3.16130
11.5 Relationships among staff, volunteers, and students demonstrate respect, fairness, and understanding.1.5% (2)4.6% (6)64.6% (84)29.2% (38)3.22130
11.6 The school holds events that include staff, families, and children.1.5% (2)3.0% (4)57.1% (76)38.3% (51)3.32133
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11.7 The school assists students to develop healthy relationships with adults in loco parentis and with other students.0.9% (1)4.3% (5)71.6% (83)23.3% (27)3.17116
11.8 Provisions for student privacy, recreation, and religious practice are appropriate.1.7% (2)5.1% (6)66.9% (79)26.3% (31)3.18118
11.9 Continuous and responsible supervision by qualified adults is provided for all boarding students, including evenings, weekends, and periods when classes are not in session.0.8% (1)7.4% (9)62.3% (76)29.5% (36)3.20122
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12.1 Information resources are properly catalogued, housed, and periodically reviewed for relevancy and currency.0.8% (1)7.6% (9)71.4% (85)20.2% (24)3.11119
12.2 Media center staff is sufficient and appropriately qualified to provide effective services to students and staff.6.4% (8)15.2% (19)60.0% (75)18.4% (23)2.90125
12.3 Adequate orientation about the use of media services, learning resources, and equipment is provided to the staff and students.5.6% (7)20.2% (25)60.5% (75)13.7% (17)2.82124
12.4 Information resources are appropriately supported annually with funding from the school’s budget.2.5% (3)15.7% (19)69.4% (84)12.4% (15)2.92121
12.5 Information resources are age- and developmentally appropriate, current, and reflect social and cultural diversity.0.8% (1)9.6% (12)67.2% (84)22.4% (28)3.11125
12.6 Staff and students are provided opportunities to offer input into the types, quality, and format of the information resources provided.4.8% (6)8.9% (11)74.2% (92)12.1% (15)2.94124
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12.7 The technology resources staff is sufficient and appropriately qualified to provide effective service to students and staff.6.2% (8)16.3% (21)60.5% (78)17.1% (22)2.88129
12.8 Technology resources are appropriately maintained and supported annually with funding from the school’s budget.4.7% (6)18.1% (23)63.0% (80)14.2% (18)2.87127
12.9 Adequate skills training on the use of technology resources and equipment is provided to the staff and students.5.4% (7)19.2% (25)61.5% (80)13.8% (18)2.84130
12.10 The school implements written policies and procedures for acceptable use of technology.2.4% (3)7.3% (9)73.4% (91)16.9% (21)3.05124
12.11 Long-range planning activities are in place to ensure that the school keeps pace with technological changes.7.7% (9)17.9% (21)63.2% (74)11.1% (13)2.78117
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12.12 Various forms of technology, including computers, cameras, and audio recording equipment, are provided for supervised, active use by children.4.7% (6)10.9% (14)62.5% (80)21.9% (28)3.02128
12.13 Passive media (e.g., television, videos) are limited to appropriate content and used only as an infrequent, specific support for topics addressed in the curriculum.4.0% (5)8.1% (10)67.7% (84)20.2% (25)3.04124
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