Accreditation Exit Report

Report
External Review Exit Report
• Midvale School District #433>
• December 3-4, 2014
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Accreditation
An international protocol
for institutions committed
to systemic, systematic,
and sustainable
improvement
– Builds capacity of the
institution to improve and
sustain student learning
– Stimulates and improves
effectiveness and
efficiency throughout the
institution
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External Review
• A diagnostic process to stimulate and guide
continuous improvement with a focus on:
– Impact of teaching and learning
– Capacity of leadership
– Use of resources
• Professional judgment by the team results in:
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Powerful Practices
Opportunities for Improvement
Improvement Priority
Index of Education Quality
Accreditation Recommendation
Stakeholders
Number
Superintendent
1
Board Members
3
Administrative
1
Parents
9
Teachers
10
Students
22
Support Staff
4
Total
50
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Domains
Teaching and Learning Impact
The team examined student performance
results; instructional quality; learner and
family engagement; support services for
student learning; curriculum quality and
efficacy; and college and career readiness
data.
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Findings +
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General appreciation for the school
Great deal of individualization
Differentiated Instruction
Nurturing environment
Informal atmosphere is a positive
Low student-teacher ratio
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Board Communication to Stakeholders
Building safety
Outdated textbooks
All staff recognize student need to digest
curriculum at a higher level of
understanding.
Instruction Rating (1-4)
Domains
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Equitable Learning Environment
2.64
2.66
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High Expectations Environment
2.94
2.78
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Supportive Learning Environment
3.37
3.03
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Active Learning Environment
3.10
2.94
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Progress Monitoring and
Feedback Environment
Well-Managed Learning
Environment
2.66
2.73
3.29
3.09
Digital Learning Environment
1.19
1.88
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Midvale
Domains
Leadership Capacity
The team examined institutional purpose
and direction, governance and leadership
effectiveness; stakeholder engagement,
improvement capacity and results.
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Findings +
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Leadership is very hands-on
Leadership is well respected
Established chain of command
Collaborative
Open door policy for stakeholders
Domains
Resource Utilization
The team examined allocation and use of
resources; equity of resource distribution to
need; level and sustainability of resources;
long range capital and resource planning
effectiveness.
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Findings +
• The staff does a great job in carrying out
multiple roles
• Use of supplementary materials
• Use of students in projects and programs
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Findings • Facilities are need of updating.
• Continue to explore funding for future
building needs.
• Continue to educate stakeholders on the
value of the new building
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Conclusions
• Index of Education Quality (IEQ)
– Impact of teaching and learning on student
performance
– Capacity of leadership to guide and ensure
effectiveness in carrying out the strategic direction of
the institution
– Utilization of resources to meet the diverse needs of
the students and institution
– Use as a tool for formative analysis and continuous
improvement
– Connects the conditions, processes, and practices to
evidence including student performance
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I
E
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Results
ndex of
ducational
Domains
Overall Score
uality
External Review IEQ
Score
AE Network Average
286.67
282.79
Teaching and Learning
Impact
291.43
Leadership Capacity
305.45
296.08
Resource Utilization
242.86
286.32
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274.14
Challenges
• One of major challenges the Midvale School District is a
facilities issue. The current facilities, while well-maintained,
are timeworn and not sufficient for today’s educational needs.
The school board and administration are commended for their
efforts to find ways to maintain current facilities and expand
facilities to meet existing and future needs, using costeffective measures. Given the resistance from many
community members to expand facilities, it is incumbent for
the administrators and board members to gain stronger
support for their plans through survey, community meetings,
neighborhood meetings, walk-through’s, use of outside
experts, etc. The need for additional space that is more
accommodating to meet the educational needs of today’s and
tomorrow’s learners is evident. Midvale School District has
many obvious strengths but the classroom experience for
today’s learner is enhanced by having more access to
classroom technology, and other hands-on activities which are
simply not currently available.
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Recommendation
The External Review Team
recommends to the AdvancED
Accreditation Commission that
Midvale School District #433 earn the
distinction of accreditation for a fiveyear term.
AdvancED and the Commission on Accreditation will
review the results of the External Review to make a final
determination including the appropriate next steps for the
institution in response to these findings.
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Final Thoughts
• The External Review Team:
– Appreciates your hospitality, support and
professionalism.
– Respects and acknowledges the efforts to
improve the quality of your school system.
– Congratulates your system and community on
completing the requirements for system
Accreditation.
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THANK-YOU
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