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									         Planner Leadership and Continuous Improvement
                                  HSTW Assessment 2004


     What does the data report say about support for teachers for regular and
                           systematic development?
                                                                                All
                                                          Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                           Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Teachers reported that preparing almost all                           22        20       50
students with the academic knowledge and skills
needed to enter college and be successful without
taking remedial courses or to enter and advance
in a career is the primary goal of their high school.

Teachers strongly agree that the goals and                            39        40       60
priorities of this school are clear.
Teachers strongly agreed that the surrounding                         22        19       60
community actively supports the school’s
instructional goals.
pp. 13, 193




   What does the data report say about support for teachers to work together?

                                                                                All
                                                          Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                           Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Teachers strongly agreed that they were familiar                      14        16       65
with the content and specific goals of courses
taught by other teachers at this school.
Teachers reported that they met monthly or more                       29        26       65
often as part of a team of academic and CTE
teachers to plan joint instructional activities and to
take collective responsibility for student learning.

Teachers reported meeting with teachers from                          53        37       70
feeder middle grades or junior high schools at
least annually to discuss expectations, content
knowledge, and performance standards for
students entering high school.
pp. 28, 31




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           What does the data report say about the strength of leadership?

            Teachers strongly agreed:
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                                                         Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                          Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Each month, the principal stressed that they                         41        37       65
should teach all students to the same high
standards.
They and school administrators worked as a team                      38        37       70
to improve student achievement.
The school or district offers a teacher mentoring or                 86        85       60
induction program.
p. 33


        What does the data report say about the strength of leadership? (Cont.)

            Teachers strongly agreed:

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                                                         Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                          Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Staff development programs are sustained over                        10        11       75
time with ample follow-up activities.
Staff development experiences have resulted in                       20        18       70
holding students to current national standards
developed by teachers in their fields.
They are expected to reflect on what they learn in                   33        33       75
staff development programs and apply it to the
classroom.
p. 33



        What does the data report say about the strength of leadership? (Cont.)

            Teachers strongly agreed:
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                                                         Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                          Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Their principal uses data at least annually to                       96        93       85
continually evaluate the school's academic,
technical programs, and activities.
The principal consults with staff members at least                   84        83       60
annually before making decisions that affect them.

The principal talks with them at least annually to                   79        77       60
make sure that the teaching content in their
classes is within the established scope and
sequence for the curriculum.
p. 33




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     What does the data report say about the strength of leadership? (Cont.)
           Teachers strongly agreed:
                                                                                All
                                                        Local     All AR      Network     HSTW
                                                         Site     Sites        Sites       Goal
They continually use data reports to evaluate the                   24          25          70
school's academic and technical programs and
activities.
At least every semester, the principal encourages                   56          58          75
them to experiment with their instructional
strategies.
They continuously learn and seek new ideas on                       43          42          70
how to improve students' achievement.
p. 34




                    Students' Perception of Teachers Working Together

               Students agreed:
                                                                                            All
                                                        Local     All AR       H-P        Network   HSTW
                                                         Site     Sites        Sites       Sites     Goal
CTE teachers stressed reading often.                                29          31          30       60
CTEl teachers stressed writing often.                               31          31          31       60
CTEl teachers stressed mathematics often.                           36          31          35       60
CTE teachers stressed science often.                                24          26          26       60
p. 99



                 Students' Perception of Teachers Working Together (Cont.)

               Students agreed:
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                                                        Local     All AR       H-P        Network   HSTW
                                                         Site     Sites        Sites       Sites     Goal
They read and interpreted technical books and                            16          19     18       65
manuals to complete assignments in their CTE
area at least weekly.
They used databases or spreadsheets to do                                15          14     13       65
assignments in their CTE classes at least weekly.

pp. 102, 105




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                                       Staff Development

                              Staff Development Provided

Teachers reported receiving at least 40 hours of staff development during the past
                                  three years on
                                                                               All
                                                         Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                          Site     Sites      Sites     Goal
Raising expectations for student achievement.                         7        5        75
Additional study and greater depth in content
areas.                                                               23        13       75
Using reading and writing for learning in the
content areas and across the curriculum.                             11        8        75

Teaching students to interact and cooperate with
each other during the learning process.                               5        5        75
Studying samples of students' work (to improve
academic and technical skills and accelerate
achievement).                                                         5        5        75
Using project-based learning to deepen under-
standing of content.                                                  4        5        75
Using performance assessments, such as
presentations, writing, and projects.                                 7        6        75
Having students design and conduct research
investigations.                                                       3        3        75

Using applied learning strategies to teach higher
level academic content to all students.                               4        4        75
pp. 34-35


                               Staff Development Format

       Teachers reported participating in staff development in the past three
                                     years that
                                                                               All
                                                         Local     All AR    Network   HSTW
                                                          Site     Sites      Sites     Goal


Required reading professional literature and
using professional videotapes with a study group.                    41        39       85
Required them to do research based on their
own classroom.                                                       33        33       85
Resulted in classroom observations and
feedback from other educators.                                       61        69       85
Required working with teachers who have been
successful in getting students to master high level
content.                                                             53        53       85
p. 35




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