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					                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle

Section 1.0   Comprehensive Program of Instruction –
              Comprehensive Program of Instruction – Curricular
   1.1        Emphasis                                                         F   A   M   E               Comments
              K-8 Needs Analysis narrative provides an explanation of
              need within the selected community and includes a                                The school has a population
              description of the community, identification of the target                       identification of a multi-cultural
              population, and an explanation of how the community will                         base and does not address
              benefit from the school.                                                         diversified learning or project
                                                                                               based learning within the
                                                                                               narrative or lesson scope.
                                                                                               Identification of Target
                                                                                               Population is incomplete and
                                                                                               vague. A summary and table
                                                                                               was provided in the revised
                                                                                               application package that is
                                                                                               complete and detailed.
   1.1a                                                                            C   1
              K-8 educational philosophy identifies principles or
              concepts fundamental to the school’s proposed
   1.1b       instructional strategies.                                                1
              K-8 Method(s) of instruction identified are described,
              support the philosophy and include the rationale for
   1.1c       using such methods with the targeted population.                         1



              K-8 Methods of assessment narrative identifies the
              methods to be used, reflects the philosophy and                                  Insufficient monitoring. The
              method(s) of instruction, and includes a discussion of                           revised application package
              how school will monitor academic achievement and how                             provides a detailed monitoring
   1.1d       those assessments will guide instructional decisions.                C   1       program.

                                                                                               Plan for how students will
                                                                                               transition out of remediation is
                                                                                               unclear. A more detailed
              K-8 Remediation plan includes criteria for when                                  explanation of remediation is
              remediation will occur, who needs it, and how it will be                         provided in the revised
   1.1e       implemented.                                                         C   1       application package.

                                                                                               Promotion and retention plan is
              K-8 Promotion and retention plan identifies the criteria                         inconsistent. A more detailed
              for how the school will determine grade promotion and                            and clearer explanation of
              retention. The criteria identified must include proficiency                      promotion and retention plans
              levels for academic subject areas and other criteria that                        is provided in the revised
   1.1f       the school will use to determine promotion and retention.            C   1       application package.


                                                                                               Explanation of larger numbers
                                                                                               depend on availability of aides is
              K-8 Class size described supports the methods of                                 not clear. The explanation in
              instruction, the target population, and the facility described                   the revised application
   1.1g       on Attachment C.                                                     C   1       package addresses class size.
1.1 TOTAL                                                                      0   0   7   0
Section 1.2                                                                    F   A   M   E               Comments
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle

                                                                                            On average wording for Meets
                                                                                            and Exeeds scoring for student
                                                                                            performance on AIMS in not
                                                                                            measurable, nor does it address
                                                                                            required meets and exceeds
                                                                                            rates. The revised application
                                                                                            package includes a more
                                                                                            detailed explanation of student
                                                                                            achievement goals and an
               K-8 Student Achievement Goals are performance-based,                         "enhanced learning and
   1.2a        specific, measurable, attainable, and timely.                    C   1       integration" goal.




                                                                                            The connection of plan and
                                                                                            process is not clear. Curriculum
                                                                                            studies every three years does
               K-8 Action steps to accomplish and monitor each                              not align with the NCA process.
               accompanied goal must identify the steps for how the                         The revised application
               goal will be reached, how the progress will be monitored                     package provides action steps
               (benchmarks), and a process for the evaluation and                           to meet the student
    1.2b       revision of the goal over time.                                  C   1       achievement goals.
 1.2 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   2   0
Section 1.3K   Kindergarten                                                 F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                            Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                            verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                            student activity, and assessment
               The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
               of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
               each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3Ka       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Standard for Math.


                                                                                            Rdg - PO's do not align with
                                                                                            instructional activities;
                                                                                            unreasonable amount of time for
                                                                                            PO's being assessed. Instruction
               Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      and student activities do not
               identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      address the performance
               the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         objectives cited. The revised
               resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      application package includes
               each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       instruction that aligns with the
   1.3Kb       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       PO.



               Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       The activities do not align with
               the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         the performance objectives cited.
               provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   The revised application
               the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        package includes student
               objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       activities that align with the PO
   1.3Kc       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       for reading.
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                            The reading assessment does
                                                                                            not align with the cited
               Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            performance objectives. The
               with the methods of assessment described in the                              summative assessment for
               Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             reading in the revised
               provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          application package meets the
   1.3Kd       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       criteria.


               The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            Scoring rubric is problematic and
               description of the components (with identified                               impossible to determine mastery.
               Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        Information submitted for this
   1.3Ke       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       section meets the criteria.
1.3K TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section1.3.1   First Grade                                                  F   A   M   E              Comments

                                                                                            Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                            verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                            student activity, and assessment
               The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
               of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
               each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3.1a      the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Standard.




               Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives
               identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      Writing-Instruction does not align
               the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         with PO for mastery. The revised
               resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      application package provides
               each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       instruction that aligns with the
   1.3.1b      instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       POs identified.


                                                                                            Math - The student activities
                                                                                            section is the very same wording
               Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       as the writing student activities
               the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         section. There are no math
               provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   activities to evaluate student
               the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        performance. Student activities
               objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       correspond to teacher
   1.3.1c      required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       instruction.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                             Reading - An assessment is
                                                                                             described but not attached.
                                                                                             Writing - An assessment is
                                                                                             described but not attached.
                                                                                             Math - An assessment is
                                                                                             attached, but it is simply an
                                                                                             example of what one problem
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            might look like p50.
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              Assessments are summative
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             and provide students an
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          opportunity to demonstrate
   1.3.1d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       proficiency.


                                                                                             Rdg - incomplete scoring rubric;
                                                                                             Math: No assessment or rubric.
                                                                                             Writing-rubric not specific to
                                                                                             assessment. Math: No rubric or
                                                                                             answer key provided. Writing:
                                                                                             the new lesson includes a
                                                                                             rubric for the writing
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            assessment that aligns with
                description of the components (with identified                               the POs provided. Reading:
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        Answer keys provided for
   1.3.1e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 1           assessments.
1.3.1 TOTAL                                                                  0   1   4   0
Section 1.3.2   Second Grade                                                 F   A   M   E              Comments
                                                                                             Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                             verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                             student activity, and assessment
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3.2a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Standard.

                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      Reading: Mastery not covered in
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         instruction. Reading: The
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      revised application package
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       included new instruction that
   1.3.2b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       aligns with the PO.



                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       Reading: Teacher instruction for
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         mastery not included. Writing:
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   Pos do not match. Math: Old
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        POs used. Student activities
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       correspond to teacher
   1.3.2c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       instruction.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                             Reading: The assessment does
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            not align with the PO. It is a
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              writing assessment. Math: Old
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             POs used. Subject area
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          assessments are summative
   1.3.2d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       and align with POs.


                                                                                             Reading: The rubric states 75%
                                                                                             needed for mastery. Not the 80%
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            required from the promotion and
                description of the components (with identified                               retention plan. Scoring rubrics
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        provided for each assessment
   1.3.2e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       meet the criteria.
1.3.2 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section 1.3.3   Third Grade                                                  F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                             Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                             verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                             student activity, and assessment
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3.3a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Standard for math.




                                                                                             Reading: Instruction does not
                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      align with PO to master. Writing:
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      Instruction does no align with
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         POs included. Math: Cannot
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      verify. The revised application
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       package includes instruction
   1.3.3b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       that aligns with the PO.




                                                                                             Reading: Student acitvities do not
                                                                                             cover the PO intended for
                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       mastery. Writing: Student
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         activities do not align with given
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   PO. Math: Cannot verify.
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        Student activities align with
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       the POs provided and
   1.3.3c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       correspond to instruction.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                             Reading: The assessment
                                                                                             provided does not align with the
                                                                                             PO to master. Writing: The
                                                                                             assessment does not align with
                                                                                             the PO. Math: Cannot verify.
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            Reading: The new lesson
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              includes an assessment that
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             align with the PO. Writing: A
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          new assessment was provided
   1.3.3d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       that now aligns to the PO.



                                                                                             Reading: Scoring rubric does not
                                                                                             align with the PO. Writing: Rubric
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            does not align with PO. Math:
                description of the components (with identified                               Cannot verify. Scoring rubrics
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        provided for each assessment
   1.3.3e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       meet the criteria.
1.3.3 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section 1.3.4   Fourth Grade                                                 F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                             Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                             verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                             student activity, and assessment
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3.4a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Math Standard.




                                                                                             Reading - There is no instruction
                                                                                             for homonyms which are listed in
                                                                                             the performance objective for
                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      mastery along with synonyms
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      and antonyms. Writing:
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         Instruction doesn't match PO.
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      The revised application
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       package includes instruction
   1.3.4b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       that aligns with the POs.




                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       Reading: Student activities do not
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         align with the PO. Writing:
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   Student activity does not match
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        PO. Math: Cannot verify.
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       Student activities align with
   1.3.4c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       the PO.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                             Reading: Student assessment
                                                                                             not provided.Writing:
                                                                                             Assessment does not align with
                                                                                             PO to master. Math: Cannot
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            verify.Science: graphs mentioned
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              in assessment but not included.
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             Assessments align with the
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          POs and allow students to
   1.3.4d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       demonstrate proficiency.
                                                                                             Reading: Rubric not provided.
                                                                                             Writing: The 6 traits rubric does
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            not align with PO. Math: Cannot
                description of the components (with identified                               verify. Scoring rubics were
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        provided for assessments that
   1.3.4e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       meet the criteria.
1.3.4 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section 1.3.5   Fifth Grade                                                  F   A   M   E               Comments


                                                                                             Writing: No PO mentioned for
                                                                                             mastery. Math: Old PO was
                                                                                             used. Cannot verify alignment
                                                                                             with instruction, student activity,
                                                                                             and assessment to the State
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            Standard PO. Math: Cannot
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           verify. The revised application
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     package provides the updated
   1.3.5a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Arizona Academic Standard.

                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      Reading: Instruction does not
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      align with PO to master. Writing:
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         Instruction does no align with the
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      POs included. Math: Cannot
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       verify. Instruction provided
   1.3.5b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       aligns with POs.




                                                                                             Reading: Student acitvities do not
                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       cover the PO intended for
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         mastery. Writing: Student
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   activities do not align with given
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        PO. Math: Cannot verify.
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       Student activities align with
   1.3.5c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       the PO provided.



                                                                                             Reading: Student assessment
                                                                                             not provided.Writing:
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            Assessment does not align with
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              PO to master. Math: Cannot
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             verify. Reading: New lesson
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          with assessment provided that
   1.3.5d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       aligns to PO to master.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle


                                                                                             Reading: Scoring rubric does not
                                                                                             align with the PO. Writing: Rubric
                                                                                             does not align with PO. Math:
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            Cannot verify. The revised
                description of the components (with identified                               application package provides
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        scoring rubrics for each
   1.3.5e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       assessment.
1.3.5 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section 1.3.6   Sixth Grade                                                  F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                             Reading: Does not list where
                                                                                             students will master the PO.
                                                                                             Writing: Does not list mastery
                                                                                             from the Pos provided. Math: Old
                                                                                             PO was used. Cannot verify
                                                                                             alignment with instruction,
                                                                                             student activity, and assessment
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides new lessons that
   1.3.6a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       align with the POs.




                                                                                             Reading: Instruction does not
                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      cover all components of PO.
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      Writing: No teacher instruction
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         provided. Math: Cannot verify.
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      The revised application
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       package includes instruction
   1.3.6b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       that aligns with POs.




                                                                                             Reading: Student activities do not
                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       cover all of the PO. Writing: No
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         alignment to teacher activities
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   with POs to master. Math:
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        Cannot verify. New student
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       activities now align with the
   1.3.6c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       POs.




                                                                                             Reading: All parts of PO were not
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            covered in the assessment.
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              Math: Cannot verify. Reading:
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             The new lesson includes an
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          assessment that align with the
   1.3.6d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       PO.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                             Writing: The rubric does not list
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            number of points needed for
                description of the components (with identified                               mastery. Math: Cannot verify.
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        Rubric provided identifies
   1.3.6e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       criteria for mastery.
1.3.6 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   5   0
Section 1.3.7   Seventh Grade                                                F   A   M   E                Comments
                                                                                             Reading: Grade and content not
                                                                                             identified. Math: Old PO was
                                                                                             used. Cannot verify alignment
                                                                                             with instruction, student activity,
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            and assessment to the State
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           Standard PO. Grade and
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     content are provided in the
   1.3.7a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       revised application package.


                                                                                             Reading: No wording of what the
                                                                                             teacher will do in providing
                                                                                             instruction related to any of the
                                                                                             six objectives which are listed for
                                                                                             instruction. Writing: No wording
                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      as to any instruction taking place
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      for any of the sixteen objectives
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         cited for instruction for each of
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      the five lessons. Math: Cannot
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       verify. Instruction aligns with
   1.3.7b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       the POs to master.


                                                                                             Reading/Writing: The activity
                                                                                             provided is not an activity which
                                                                                             addresses any of the reading
                                                                                             objectives cited for coverage for
                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       all five lessons. The lessons
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         consist of only writing with no
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   steps to the writing process
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        stated. Math: Cannot verify.
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       Student activities align with
   1.3.7c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       the POs to master.

                                                                                             Reading/Writing: Could not
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            identify the assessment.
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              Assessments provided are
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             summative and students have
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          an opportunity to demonstrate
   1.3.7d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       proficiency.

                                                                                             Reading Writing - No rubric is
                                                                                             attached to explain how it is
                                                                                             determined how many points of a
                The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            possible number in each area is
                description of the components (with identified                               determined. Math: Cannot verify.
                Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        Reading: A scoring rubric is
   1.3.7e       required to demonstrate mastery.                                 1           not provided.
 1.3.7 Total                                                                 0   1   4   0
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                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle

Section 1.3.8   Eighth Grade                                                 F   A   M   E              Comments

                                                                                             Math: Old PO was used. Cannot
                                                                                             verify alignment with instruction,
                                                                                             student activity, and assessment
                The Strands, Concepts, and Performance Objectives                            to the State Standard PO. The
                of the State Academic Standards being assessed for                           revised application package
                each subject area are identified and are appropriate for                     provides the updated Arizona
   1.3.8a       the grade level.                                                 C   1       Academic Standard.


                                                                                             Math: Lesson incomplete;
                                                                                             Science: teacher activities vague;
                                                                                             Reading: Pos do not alignLesson
                Instruction also aligns with the performance objectives                      incomplete, no teacher activities.
                identified in the assessment. A reasonable timeline for                      Writing: Instruction. New
                the instruction is provided along with the necessary                         lessons with instruction
                resources to implement the instruction. Instruction for                      aligned to the POs were
                each subject area described aligns with the methods of                       provided in the revised
   1.3.8b       instruction provided in the Curricular Emphasis narrative.       C   1       application package.

                                                                                             Reading: the activity provided is
                                                                                             not an activity which addresses
                                                                                             any of the reading objectives
                                                                                             cited for coverage for all five
                                                                                             lessons. The lessons consists of
                Student Activities for each subject area correspond to                       only writing with no steps to the
                the teacher instruction provided. Student activities                         writing process stated. New
                provide a reasonable and logical progression (timeline) to                   lessons with student activities
                the assessment. Activities align with the performance                        that meet the scoring criteria
                objectives identified in the assessment. A list of the                       were provided in the revised
   1.3.8c       required materials to complete each activity is provided.        C   1       application package.




                                                                                             Science - No science
                                                                                             assessment is attached to review
                                                                                             although there is a brief
                                                                                             description of it in the unit
                                                                                             description. Reading - The
                                                                                             assessment attached deals only
                                                                                             with one of the performance
                                                                                             objectives. No attachment
                Each subject area assessment is summative, aligns                            addresses any objective listed.
                with the methods of assessment described in the                              The summative assessments
                Curricular Emphasis narrative and the assessment                             provided in the revised
                provides each student an opportunity to demonstrate                          application package meet the
   1.3.8d       proficiency of the identified Performance Objectives.            C   1       criteria.
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                                                2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                           Reading - Since the
                                                                                           assessments included do not
                                                                                           cover the reading objectives, this
                                                                                           does not apply. Writing - No
                                                                                           rubric is attached to explain how
              The scoring rubric for each assessment includes a                            it is determined how many points
              description of the components (with identified                               of a possible number in each
              Performance Objectives) to be scored and the criteria                        area is determined. Scoring
  1.3.8e      required to demonstrate mastery.                                 C   1       rubrics meet the criteria.
1.3.8 Total                                                                0   0   5   0
Section 1.4   Comprehensive Program of Instruction –Monitoring             F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                           The response omits any
                                                                                           reference to how the professional
                                                                                           development provided will assist
                                                                                           in meeting student academic
              The professional development plan includes how it will                       needs. Professional
              assist in meeting student academic needs. The plan must                      development is explained in
              include how and when the program of instruction will be                      detail in the revised
   1.4a       presented to teachers.                                           C   1       application.


                                                                                           While there is a description of an
                                                                                           administrative plan for monitoring
                                                                                           the integration of State Academic
                                                                                           Standards, the response does
                                                                                           not specify when monitoring
                                                                                           student mastery of state
                                                                                           acedemic standards will occur or
                                                                                           the frequencing of such
                                                                                           observations during the course of
                                                                                           the school year. The revised
              A description of an administrative plan for monitoring the                   application package includes
              integration of State Academic Standards into instruction                     the administrative plan for
              is provided. The description must include how and when                       monitoring integration of the
   1.4b       the teachers will be monitored.                                  C   1       standards.



                                                                                           While there is a description of a
                                                                                           plan to be used by teachers for
                                                                                           monitoring the integration of
                                                                                           State Academic Standards, the
                                                                                           response does not specify when
                                                                                           monitoring student mastery of
                                                                                           state acedemic standards will
                                                                                           occur or the frequencing of such
              A description of a plan to be used by teachers for                           observations during the course of
              monitoring and documenting student proficiency in                            the school year. The revised
              performance objectives is provided. The description must                     application package includes a
              include how and when monitoring will occur throughout                        plan for monitoring student
              the school year as well as how the results will impact                       proficiency in performance
   1.4c       curricular decisions.                                            C   1       objectives.
1.4 TOTAL                                                                  0   0   3   0
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle

Section 1.5   Comprehensive Program of Instruction – Special                  F   A   M   E              Comments
              Education
              The application indicates the school will provide special
   1.5a       education services to qualifying students.                              1


                                                                                              No mention of the rationale of the
              The application specifically describes the placement                            placement options. A rationale
              options the school is prepared to offer students with                           of placement options are
              disabilities on the campus and provides the rationale for                       included in the revised
   1.5b       those options.                                                      C   1       application package.
              The training of staff that will be required to implement
              such placement options and the personnel and
              resources that will be utilized to implement the option(s)
   1.5c       described.                                                              1
              The application demonstrates an understanding of the
              financial responsibility for a placement beyond what the                        The financial responsibility
              school is prepared to offer students with disabilities on the                   provided is vague. The financial
              school campus and describes a plan for securing such                            responsibility is clarified in the
   1.5d       placement.                                                          C   1       revised application package.
              A description of the duties and qualifications of those
              providing the services is included along with an
              indication as to whether special education services will be
              provided in-house or by contracted services is
   1.5e       provided.                                                               1


                                                                                              Inadequate market study. A
              A market study of the cost of providing the services                            more detailed market study is
              and related services is included. The market study is                           provided in the revised
    1.5f      representative of the target area.                                  C   1       application package.
1.5 TOTAL                                                                     0   0   6   0
Section 2.1   Detailed Business Plan - Business Description                   F   A   M   E              Comments

                                                                                              Identical language to another
                                                                                              unrelated application. When this
                                                                                              application has the exact same
                                                                                              terminology and mistakes as
                                                                                              another unrelated application it is
                                                                                              apparent this was a "cookie
                                                                                              cutter" application. The
                                                                                              applicants did not 1)complete the
                                                                                              application process themselves
                                                                                              and 2) read through the
              The narrative describes the type of organization and the                        application to insure consistency
              date it was organized. The organization’s history, board                        and make sure grammatical and
              development, along with any licenses, permits, (i.e.                            spelling errors have been
   2.1a       501c3, EIN, etc.) that have been obtained are discussed.                1       corrected.
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle

                                                                                            2.4c indicates no less than 1
                                                                                            member on board of directors
                                                                                            while all other references,
                                                                                            including the bylaws, state 2-7
                                                                                            directors. In addition, title page
                                                                                            states only 2 governing board
                                                                                            members even though other
                                                                                            parts of the application indicate
                                                                                            parents and community
              The information in the narrative is consistent with the                       members will be added later.
              articles of incorporation, or other appropriate legal                         The revised application
              documentation included in the application, and information                    package now states "no less
              presented on the Title Pages of this application including                    than 2 and no more than 7
   2.1b       the Form of Organization and membership.                          C   1       directors."
2.1 TOTAL                                                                   0   0   2   0
Section 2.2   Detailed Business Plan – Organizational Structure
              Corporate Principal(s) and Authorized Representative(s)       F   A   M   E               Comments
   2.2a       are identified, highlighting the significance of the
              individual or the skill set each contributes to the
              organization making the application including, but not
              limited too, experience in elementary/secondary                       1
   2.2b       Discussion includes the areas, if any, that may require the
              principals to seek expertise outside the organizational
              structure.                                                            1
2.2 TOTAL                                                                   0   0   2   0
Section 2.3   Detailed Business Structure – Business Structure Filings      F   A   M   E               Comments
              The most recent Annual Report, Articles of
              Incorporation/Organization, By-laws/Operating
              Agreement, documentation giving the applicant the
              authorization to apply and/or documentation detailing
              governance and accountability of the charter school
              are consistent with the all contents of the application
   2.3a       package.                                                              1
2.3 TOTAL                                                                   0   0   1   0
Section 2.4   Detailed Business Plan - Governance Structure                 F   A   M   E               Comments

                                                                                            Narrative is not consistent with
                                                                                            the chart. Job titles are different
                                                                                            in narrative than in chart.
                                                                                            Reporting structure depicted in
                                                                                            chart is not consistent with
                                                                                            description (for example,
                                                                                            business manager is supposed
                                                                                            to report to president of the board
                                                                                            - this is not depicted in the chart).
                                                                                            A clarification of the
                                                                                            organizational and
              The organizational chart and narrative reflects the                           communication chart is
              operation and proposed reporting structure within the                         provided in the revised
   2.4a       organization.                                                     C   1       application package.
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle


                                                                                            Comunication flow chart-students
                                                                                            and parents circumvent
                                                                                            administration and
                                                                                            instruction…Flow chart not
                                                                                            reflected in narrative. A
                                                                                            clarification of the
              The communication chart and narrative is consistent                           organizational and
              with the content of the application package and                               communication chart is
              represents the flow of information for all stakeholders                       provided in the revised
   2.4b       (i.e. parents, community members, students).                      C   1       application package.

                                                                                            See comment in 2.4 d.
                                                                                            Clarification that the Corporate
                                                                                            Board has final authority is
              Discussion includes a clear description of the role and                       provided in the revised
   2.4c       responsibilities of the corporate/organizational board.           C   1       application package.

                                                                                            Would like more clarification as
                                                                                            to which body (corporate or
                                                                                            governing board) has ultimate
                                                                                            authority if there is a
              Discussion includes a clear description of the role,                          disagreement between the two.
              responsibilities, and mandated obligations of the                             Clarification that the Corporate
              school’s governing body. Discussion includes how the                          Board has final authority is
              make-up of both the principals and the body described will                    provided in the revised
   2.4d       comply with the open meeting law.                                 C   1       application package.
              Provide a narrative that describes governing body member
              recruitment and development. Include the
              training/orientation process that will be provided to all
   2.4e       school governing body members.                                        1
2.4 TOTAL                                                                   0   0   5   0
Section 2.5   Detailed Business Plan – Market Study                         F   A   M   E             Comments
              Market analysis includes identification of the target
              market area, a description of the need for a school in that
              target market, identification of the number of students
              within the proposed grade levels, and the market’s
   2.5a       growth rate.                                                          1
              Discussion of Advertising/Promotion plans to include how
              parents/customers will be attracted to your school and the
              costs to implement your plan. Discussion must include
   2.5b       how costs were determined.                                            1
2.5 TOTAL                                                                   0   0   2   0
Section 2.6   Detailed Business Plan - Facilities                           F   A   M   E             Comments
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle


                                                                                             1) The classroom size seems
                                                                                             quite small. I don't usually see
                                                                                             under 60 square ft per student or
                                                                                             less than 750 square ft per
                                                                                             classroom 2) Narrative does not
                                                                                             include reference to a
                                                                                             multipurpose room for the dance
                                                                                             and performance classes.Since
                                                                                             this is an arts school, I would
                                                                                             think this would be important to
                                                                                             emphasize. However, I see it in
              The description of the facility necessary to implement                         the floor plan. Please clarify.
              the program described includes the square footage                              Clarification of the SF of each
              needed, the number of classrooms needed, the actual                            classroom is provided in the
   2.6a       location and a layout of the physical space.                       C   1       revised application package.


                                                                                             Concerned regarding
                                                                                             discrepancy between narrative
                                                                                             and proposed floor plan. P-228
                                                                                             states church facility appears to
              The applicant provides documentation on the number of                          be school ready yet floor plans
              suitable facilities available in the target market, the                        do not reflect the narrative
              costs associated with securing the facility, and the                           description. The revised
              costs associated with ensuring compliance with all                             application package explains
              applicable laws and regulations. Costs must be reflected                       that any improvements will be
   2.6b       in the organization’s Start-Up Budget.                             C   1       made by the church.
2.6 TOTAL                                                                    0   0   2   0
Section 2.7   Detailed Business Plan - Academic Program Schedule             F   A   M   E              Comments
                                                                                             Define early release. Not clear
                                                                                             on the required hours. The
              A school calendar is provided that includes total number                       calendar in the revised
              of days of instruction for the school year, planned                            application package clarifies
   2.7a       holidays, other days off and planned half days.                    C   1       the times of early release.

                                                                                             Does not address core
                                                                                             academics or the variation in
              A weekly schedule is provided that demonstrates                                schedules for the elementary
              compliance with hours/minutes of instruction per week                          grades vs. middle school. The
              for each grade level served as described in ARS 15-901.                        revised application includes a
              Include the length of day (approximate start and                               weekly schedule that
              dismissal times) and how many hours will be designated                         demonstrates compliance with
              for the core academics, i.e. reading, writing, math science,                   statutory requirements and
   2.7b       and social studies.                                                C   1       meets the criteria.
2.7 TOTAL                                                                    0   0   2   0
Section 2.8   Detailed Business Plan – Personnel                             F   A   M   E              Comments
                                        PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                           2010-2011 Application Cycle



                                                                                 Concerned that no plans have
                                                                                 been made for ELL students.
                                                                                 Area has large Hispanic
                                                                                 population with surrounding
                                                                                 schools having an ELL
                                                                                 population between 25%-40%
                                                                                 based on applicants own market
                                                                                 analysis. A part time, specialty
       Narrative reflects the appropriate personnel to                           Spanish teacher is not an ELL
       implement the program of instruction and business                         program. The revised
       plan described. Include the number of instructional and                   application package provides
       non-instruction personnel and the responsibilities of the                 a narrative on appropriate
       instructional staff. Qualifications of staff must align with              personnel to implement the
2.8a   NCLB Highly Qualified requirements.                              C    1   program of instruction.



                                                                                 PLC Curriculum Director, PLC
                                                                                 Superintendent-these are not
                                                                                 listed in 2.8a personnel.
                                                                                 Application not consistent with
                                                                                 budget and personnel. The
                                                                                 revised application provides a
                                                                                 detailed plan for recruiting,
       Provide a detailed plan that includes recruiting, hiring,                 hiring, and training
2.8b   and training of instructional staff.                             C    1   instructional staff.




                                                                                 Business Manager not
       Provide an administrative plan that includes oversight                    mentioned any where else. Need
       responsibilities related to instruction and operational                   to clarify employee and
       services. Plan must identify the number and their                         consulting service. Principal
       oversight responsibilities related to the following areas;                seems to have duties that should
       curricular implementation, staff training and                             be assigned to the Business
       development, testing (AIMS, TerraNova, AZELLA),                           Manager. The revised
       financial management, contracted services,                                application package provides
       personnel, grants management, and student                                 an administrative plan that
2.8c   management information system (SAIS).                            C    1   meets the criteria.


                                                                                 Benefits breakdown is needed.
                                                                                 No mention of employee medical
                                                                                 insurance. Not clear on how to
                                                                                 pay all teachers, regardless of
                                                                                 experience, the same starting
                                                                                 pay. If you intend to give credit
                                                                                 for experience, this budget item
                                                                                 needs to be addressed. Benefits
                                                                                 breakdown is provided in the
       Compensation plan that supports the described                             revised application package.
       qualifications of instructional and non-instructional                     Clarification of pay to teachers
2.8d   personnel.                                                       C    1   is also included.
                                               PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                  2010-2011 Application Cycle

2.8 TOTAL                                                                      0   0   4   0
Section 2.9   Detailed Business Plan – Financial Plan                          F   A   M   E              Comments


                                                                                               Start up narrative and budget do
                                                                                               not mention what is needed for
                                                                                               facilities during the planning
                                                                                               phase. Timeline says lease will
                                                                                               be signed in February. No
                                                                                               mention of utilities,deposits,rent.
                                                                                               Incorrect and inconsistent use of
                                                                                               the term "principles." There are
                                                                                               no "principals" listed in the
                                                                                               Articles of Incorporation, they are
                                                                                               refered to as Directors. Lack of
                                                                                               consistency or clarity with regard
                                                                                               to personnel. The lease
              Start-up Budget Narrative includes background                                    agreement needs to articulate
              information providing clarification of what the                                  the time the lease begins. A
              organization brings to the project, what will be required                        detailed description of the
              as part of start up (e.g. computers donated by non-profit,                       planning phase, when first
              organization holds appropriate C of O for facility,                              payments start, and timeline
              infrastructure for technology in place, etc.), and the                           are provided in the narrative
              assumptions made for each line item identified on                                and covered in the start up
   2.9a       Attachment G.                                                        C   1       budget.


                                                                                               There is no discussion re:
                                                                                               timeline for remodel and a plan B
                                                                                               if the building is not ready.
                                                                                               Confirming facility is ready for
              Timeline includes schedule for facility acquisition, build-                      use in June seems a bit late
              out and improvements, recruiting students and                                    given the remodeling that is
              personnel, hiring and training staff, submitting                                 necessary. Time line for
              estimated counts to School Finance, anticipated time for                         instructional staff hiring seems
              signing charter contract, anticipated enrollment period,                         late. The timeline in the revised
              and ordering/receipt/payment of supplies, materials,                             application package meets the
   2.9b       furniture, etc.                                                      C   1       criteria.
              Start-up Budget (Attachment G) supports the timeline
              provided and the program described. The budget does                              The section does not explain
              not include unsecured grants and/or unsecured                                    what is stated. Assumptions for
              federal funds. Start-up budget assumptions with                                  each item are listed in the
              rationale are included for each line item identified on Start-                   revised application package
   2.9c       up Budget.                                                           C   1       (attachment G).

                                                                                               Not clear on how to pay all
                                                                                               teachers, regardless of
                                                                                               experience, the same starting
                                                                                               pay. If you intend to give credit
              Three Year Operating Budget (Attachment H) Narrative                             for experience, this budget item
              includes background information providing clarification                          needs to be addressed. Need
              of how expenses may be paid over time or in installments                         more detailed explanation on the
              (e.g. equipment leases, furniture payments, etc.),                               planning portion for the three
              assumptions made when creating the budget (e.g. when                             year operating budget. The
              enrollment capacity will be met, utilities included in rent),                    revised application package
              and any research/market studies supporting expenses                              provides a narrative which
   2.9d       included in the budget, as appropriate for this project.             C   1       meets the criteria.
                                      PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                         2010-2011 Application Cycle



                                                                               Not able to replicate revenue
                                                                               figure given on the operating
                                                                               budget. The revised application
       State aid revenues appropriately reflect statutory                      package presents revenues
       requirements (funding formula projections) and realistic                consistent with statutory
2.9e   student projections.                                           C    1   requirements.
       Operating budget reflects growth described on Title
2.9f   Pages and in Program of Instruction.                                1


                                                                               Need further clarification in other
                                                                               sections such as Business
                                                                               Manager, Principal, employee
                                                                               benefits, computer needs, etc.
                                                                               The revised application
                                                                               provides a budget that
       Each year shows school is able to sustain itself.                       indicates that the school can
2.9g   Annual expenditures do not exceed revenues.                    C    1   sustain itself.

                                                                               Need further clarification in other
                                                                               sections such as Business
                                                                               Manager, Principal, employee
                                                                               benefits. The revised
                                                                               application package provides
       Expenditures for personnel reflect qualifications,                      clarification on expenditures
       salaries, and benefits (including required employer                     for personnel and meets the
2.9h   contribution) as described in the business plan.               C    1   criteria.

                                                                               Computer expenses seem low.
                                                                               Need to verify where they are
                                                                               receiving computers. PLC
       Expenditures support the Program of Instruction                         pledged to donate computers
       including materials, supplies, equipment, etc. as                       to the new PLC school in
2.9i   described within the application.                              C    1   Glendale.


                                                                               Budget is inconsistent with
                                                                               narrative in special education.
                                                                               The budget in the revised
       Expenditures support the implementation of the                          application package is
2.9j   special education services described.                          C    1   consistent with the narrative.
       Appropriate audit expenses were included in operating
2.9k   budget for year two and three.                                      1
       Expenditures support the facilities described in the
2.9l   application.                                                        1
                                              PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
                                                 2010-2011 Application Cycle




                                                                                            Narrative says you will hire a
                                                                                            business manager. Not in the
                                                                                            staff budget. Purchased services
                                                                                            narrative specifically excludes
                                                                                            accounting services and
                                                                                            references a separte line item.
                                                                                            Flow chart references a CEO but
                                                                                            this position is not included in the
                                                                                            budget. The revised application
                                                                                            provides a detailed description
                                                                                            of the operating expenses
                                                                                            which are consistent with the
    2.9m       Operating expenses are consistent with the application.        C    1        application.

                                                                                            Need to address the cycles of the
                                                                                            expenses in more realistic terms.
                                                                                            The revised application
                                                                                            package clarifies that the first
                                                                                            year month-by-month cash
               First Year Month-by-Month Cash Flow Budget Sheet                             flow budget sheet reflects the
               (Attachment I) reflects the first year operating budget                      operating budget information
    2.9n       and information provided in the narrative.                     C    1        provided in the narrative.




                                                                                            Refer back to 2.9m. The revised
               First Year Month-by-Month Cash flow indicates the school                     application provides a budget
               is able to sustain itself with monthly expenditures                          that indicates that the school
    2.9o       never exceeding revenues.                                      C     1       can sustain itself.
 2.9 TOTAL                                                                0   0    15   0
 Grand Total                                                              0   2    96   0


 SUMMARY
               No scoring area received a score of Falls Below
               No more than one scoring area in each section scored
               Approaches
               Meets 95% Test

CONCLUSION
               Meets the Criteria, Therefore Substantively Complete
PLC Arts Academy at Glendale, Inc.
   2010-2011 Application Cycle

				
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