TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE FOLLOWING by chrisandersen

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TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT                       Not at All       To Some   Completely
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE                                         Extent
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?

     SETTING GOALS AND STANDARDS
1. The district expects all students to achieve      1                2      3      4        5
the same high standards.

2. The board discusses quality of instruction        1                2      3      4        5
issues at every board meeting.

3. Decisions about student promotion from one        1                2      3      4        5
grade to the next are guided by district
standards.

MANAGING CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS

4. District-wide curriculum guidelines set the       1                2      3      4        5
parameters for all instructional activities.

5. The district provides assistance to students      1                2      3      4        5
not meeting district academic standards.



6. The district provides assistance to students      1                2      3      4        5
not meeting district behavioral standards.



7. The district's process for adopting curriculum    1                2      3      4        5
is followed by the district staff.

8. The district's process for selecting textbooks    1                2      3      4        5
is followed by the district staff.

9. Curriculum and instruction are aligned across     1                2      3      4        5
grade levels and among schools.

10. The district makes certain that special          1                2      3      4        5
needs programs are highly coordinated with the
regular curriculum.

11. District level administrators are expected to    1                2      3      4        5
monitor and improve curriculum and instruction.



12. Efforts to minimize instructional                1                2      3      4        5
interruptions are carried out across the district.




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                 Board of Education, 465 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT                        Not at All       To Some   Completely
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE                                           Extent
    ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?

              ASSURING QUALITY

13. Frequent teacher assessment of student            1                2      3      4        5
progress is required across the district.

14. District-wide assessment of student               1                2      3      4        5
academic progress is conducted annually in all
subject areas and at all grade levels.


15. District-wide tests are well aligned with the     1                2      3      4        5
district's curriculum.


16. School administrators receive and discuss         1                2      3      4        5
school test results with their staff periodically
throughout every academic year.


17. Curriculum reviews occur on a regular cycle       1                2      3      4        5
and are carefully done.

18. Procedures for monitoring curriculum              1                2      3      4        5
implementation are followed across the district.


19. Specific criteria for evaluating teaching staff   1                2      3      4        5
are defined and followed across the district.



          ALLOCATING RESOURCES


20. The distribution of resources across the          1                2      3      4        5
district is seen by all as fair and appropriate.



21. Adequate resources are provided for               1                2      3      4        5
coordinated curriculum development.


22. Adequate resources are provided for               1                2      3      4        5
ongoing staff development at the district and
school levels.



23. Personnel openings are widely publicized for      1                2      3      4        5
all qualified candidates to apply.



24. Highest ranked candidates are offered             1                2      3      4        5
available positions in the district first.




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               Thank you for your assistance. Upon completion please return to:
                Board of Education, 465 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
 TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THT                         Not at All       To Some   Completely
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE                                            Extent
    ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?


25. The district's salary scale allows it to           1                2      3      4        5
maintain and recruit a highly qualified teaching
staff.


26. The district's salary scale allows it to           1                2      3      4        5
maintain and recruit a highly qualified
administrative staff.

27. District-level administrative staff are actively   1                2      3      4        5
involved in the ongoing supervision and
development of school staff.


28. School staff have input in the development         1                2      3      4        5
and review of their school budgets.




        CREATING A POSITIVE WORK
              ENVIRONMENT



29. The board and superintendent agree on              1                2      3      4        5
their mutual roles and responsibilities.


30. The board and superintendent are able to           1                2      3      4        5
resolve differences on administrative issues.



31. Staff initiative and dedication are                1                2      3      4        5
encouraged, recognized and rewarded in a
variety of ways across the district.


32. Outstanding student performance in all             1                2      3      4        5
areas Is encouraged and recognized across the
district.


33. Staff have the opportunity to participate in       1                2      3      4        5
the development and evaluation of programs
and policies.




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                Board of Education, 465 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THAT                       Not at All       To Some   Completely
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TURE                                          Extent
    ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?

34. Teachers have opportunities to work and          1                2      3      4        5
plan together as colleagues.


35. Schools and offices are clean and well-          1                2      3      4        5
maintained.


36. Schools and offices are safe and secure for      1                2      3      4        5
staff and students both internally and externally.


           MAKING IMPROVEMENTS


37. School improvement is stressed in all            1                2      3      4        5
district plans, publications, and activities.


38. School improvement efforts and plans are         1                2      3      4        5
developed jointly by the board, district-level
administrators, and school staff.


39. District administrators actively encourage       1                2      3      4        5
and support staff to develop and implement
innovative programs in the school improvement
efforts.


40. District leaders stress and incorporate          1                2      3      4        5
research findings on effective school practices
in their work with schools.


41. School staff are held accountable for            1                2      3      4        5
developing and implementing school
improvement plans.


42. District instructional policies and practices    1                2      3      4        5
may be modified by school principals to address
particular school deficiencies.



43. Teachers' professional expertise is highly       1                2      3      4        5
respected by district leaders.


44. Administrators' professional expertise is        1                2      3      4        5
highly respected by board and superintendent.




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               Thank you for your assistance. Upon completion please return to:
                Board of Education, 465 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

 TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU BELIEVE THT                       Not at All       To Some   Completely
THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS ARE TRUE                                          Extent
    ABOUT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT?


45. Staff development activities are related to      1                2      3      4        5
specific district or building improvement
priorities.


     WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY


46. The district actively plans for and expects      1                2      3      4        5
principals and teachers to be accessible and
responsive to parents.


47. District and school test results are published   1                2      3      4        5
and shared with parents and the community.


48. Efforts to involve parents in the education of   1                2      3      4        5
their children are supported at both the school
and district level.


49. Parents and community members are                1                2      3      4        5
actively involved in the development and
evaluation of programs and policies.

50. School facilities are widely used by the         1                2      3      4        5
Community.




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