Presentation on theme: "The Comprehensive Needs Assessment Report. Objectives Understand the partnership between DPI and leadership Give an overview of continuous quality improvement."— Presentation transcript:
The Comprehensive Needs Assessment Report
Objectives Understand the partnership between DPI and leadership Give an overview of continuous quality improvement Understand the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Framework Learn to use the CNA report Understand the role of leadership in linking the CNA report to school improvement
The Continuous Improvement Cycle
Continuous Improvement: The simple but important questions which support school improvement: How are we doing? How do we know? How good can we be? How do we get there? The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) is the script to answer these critical questions.
Understanding the CNA Report
Guiding Principles of the CNA Process Rubric based (framework of the CNA process) Evidence based Triangulation of evidence Transparency Relationship between teaching and learning Impact on students Not compliance based
Framework for Comprehensive Needs Assessment Leadership CapacityProfessional Capacity Planning & Operational Effectiveness Family & Community Support Instructional Excellence & Alignment: Part I: Teaching and Learning Part II: Support for Student Achievement
Key Language of the CNA Rubric & Process Impact Monitoring (does not mean compliance) Teaching and Learning/ Student Learning Evidence
Teaching and Learning Teaching Learning Cause Effect Teaching Impact
Evaluating and documenting the impact of instruction The teacher posts the NCSCOS objectives on the board, but does not refer to them at any time. When students are asked what they are learning, they point to the objective on the board, but cannot explain it. Consequently, the NCSCOS objective was not used effectively to help students understand what they should be learning, leaving some students disconnected from the process.
Evaluating and documenting the impact of instruction The teacher posts the NCSCOS objectives on the board and uses this as a guide for learning by referring back to them throughout the lesson. Therefore, students are well aware of what their learning targets are for this lesson and are engaged in the learning process.
Teaching is only effective when students are learning… Consider this…
What does it mean to educate in your school? Who determines what high quality teaching and learning look like? How do you determine if students are learning? How do you determine if students are learning enough? Refocus the Lens What is good teaching?
Where are we now? How have you shared the CNA report? What are your plans? What are your concerns and/or potential barriers in using the CNA report?
Using the CNA Report
The UNPACKING workshop will: aid participants in understanding the CNA rubric as a framework and tool for assessment; identify and examine key evidence in your CNA report; and develop questioning techniques to identify what is working well and where improvement is needed. Previews and Coming Attractions
Send Red Carpet Invitations to Individuals eager for change Creative thinkers Nontraditional leaders People with influence Change Agents
The Role of Leadership – Focusing the Lens
Refocus with Questions What’s the impact? What’s the outcome? So what? How do you know?
“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. “ John F. Kennedy
UNPACKING the CNA To Schedule Contact Ellen Stone (919)