Essential Practices - Strand 2


  • Essential Practice 2.1

    Essential Practice 2.1 Students have choices among high- quality career academies and similar career- and interest- themed programs Description Schools offer a variety of career academies and similar career- and interest-themed programs, designing them according to rigorous standards so that they are challenging and accessible, and phasing them in across the district to reach a critical mass of students. Indicators of Success 0 = Not Observed 1 =...

  • Essential Practice 2.2

    Essential Practice 2.2 School staff form a learning community committed to transforming their practice Description The high school staff team operates as a collaborative learning community, where school leadership establishes and supports a vision for high school redesign. Indicators of Success 0 = Not Observed 1 = Minimally Observed 2 = Somewhat Observed 3 = Widely Observed Rating Features   Support from the...

  • Essential Practice 2.3

    Essential Practice 2.3 School leaders have flexible use of resources Description The school creates structures and uses flexible schedules to support personalization, strengthen teacher-student relationships, and improve the learning environment. Indicators of Success 0 = Not Observed 1 = Minimally Observed 2 = Somewhat Observed 3 = Widely Observed   School structure and scheduling: A school structure is chosen that...

  • Essential Practice 2.4

      Essential Practice 2.4 Adults and students are accountable for results Description Each school is held accountable for the effectiveness of its teaching and learning. Rating Features   Multiple Measures: Accountability measures include a variety of accepted indicators of performance (e.g.,attendance, retention, credits, grade point averages, state test scores, graduation rates, college admission/ attendance rates) as well as...

  • Essential Practice 2.5

    Essential Practice 2.5 School District supports and sets expectations for high school redesign Description The school district actively supports and holds leaders accountable for high school redesign around career academies and similar career- and interest - themed programs.  Indicators of Success  0= Not Observed 1= Minimally Observed 2= Somewhat Observed 3= Widely Observed Resources  Career Academy ...