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Blueprint for Excellence BLUEPRINT FOR EXCELLENCE Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.
Blueprint for Excellence “Children First and Always.” They are our greatest natural resource. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc.
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. How is your school doing? Really doing?
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. There is a way to find out. The Blue Ribbon Assessment!
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. Comprehensive school assessment Designed for all schools Collaborative approach to school improvement Entire learning community involved
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. 1.Action Plan: Blueprint for school improvement 2.Success for teachers, schools, and districts 3.Shared Best Practices 4.Symposia, conferences, and workshops 5.Award program
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. Regional university based professional development and advisory teams from University Partnerships Stockton College, NJ South Carolina State University, SC Morehead State, Kentucky Kent State University, Ohio Converse College, SC Clemson, SC Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Partnerships
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. The Nine Components of the Blue Ribbon Schools Assessment
Blueprint for Excellence Blue Ribbon School Assessment Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. 1.Student focus and support 2.School organization and culture 3.Challenging standards and curriculum 4.Active teaching and learning. 5.Technology integration 6.Professional community 7.Leadership and educational vitality 8.School, family, and community partnerships 9.Indicators of success
Blueprint for Excellence Student Focus and Support Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. This category focuses on how the school's established goals and objectives accurately reflect its vision, student needs, and high aspirations for all students.
Blueprint for Excellence Student Focus and Support Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. The school has comprehensive support services and programs that meet the full range of student needs, for example, in counseling, health, safety, tutoring, mentoring, and dropout prevention. In other words: The school offers students many kinds of help, such as, counseling, student programs, classes on health, safety, and staying in school.
Student Focus and Support A.Outstanding / Exemplary B. Strong C.Needs Improvement D.We Are Not Doing This E.I Do Not Know
Blueprint for Excellence School Organization and Culture Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. This category focuses on the school culture that exemplifies a caring community supportive of continuous learning.
Blueprint for Excellence School Organization and Culture Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. The staff and administration are committed to using research based, effective practices.
Blueprint for Excellence Challenging Standards and Curriculum Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. This category focuses on a rationally designed curriculum to ensure high levels of achievement of the school's goals and objectives by all students, including significant content learning, citizenship, and interpersonal and workplace skills.
Blueprint for Excellence Challenging Standards and Curriculum Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. Students regularly move among student groups based on their work.
Active Teaching and Learning This category focuses on purposeful decision making that governs all aspects of the teaching and learning process.
Active Teaching and Learning Teachers have high academic expectations for all students. In other words: The teachers here expect all students to learn a lot.
Technology Integration This category focuses on the use, mastery, and application of technologies that promote teaching and learning that produce technology capable students.
Technology Integration All students have equal access to current technology that supports their educational goals and needs. In other words: The school makes sure that all students can use computers and other technology to help them learn.
Professional Community This category focuses on continuous professional development to support improved student learning.
Professional Community A culture exists that encourages and rewards staff who plan and implement new strategies to improve the school.
Leadership and Educational Vitality This category concentrates on dynamic leadership that engages the school community in continuous improvement focused on student achievement, current needs, and future challenges.
Leadership and Educational Vitality The school can point to concrete examples that illustrate how leadership has resulted in policies, programs, relationships, and resources that have promoted learning. In other words: School leaders have made good changes in the school to help students learn.
School, Family, and Community Partnerships This category focuses on a commitment to and recognition of the important role that families, partnerships, and community play in supporting learning.
School, Family, and Community Partnerships Parents support teachers in establishing realistic but high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
Indicators of Success This category focuses on student achievement of high academic standards.
Indicators of Success Teachers and administrators monitor and continually use assessment data to improve instruction and modify school policies and practices.
Blueprint for Excellence Assessment Process Demographics 189 essential elements 21 critical elements School site visit Action Plan/Blueprint
Blueprint for Excellence Multiple data reports Immediate availability Analyzed with leaders Shared best practices Additional support available
People may stop at any time and come back later to resume the assessment. Any responses that were submitted are saved. Any questions “Marked for Review” will appear and have to be answered before finishing.
Validity of the Process External validity -- generalizing Construct validity – operationalizing Face validity Content validity
Blueprint for Excellence Pricing is determined by the size of the school. The range is from $5,500 for a small school to $9,500 for a large comprehensive high school, plus site visitor travel expenses. More information is available on the BRSE website.
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