Molly McCloskey

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ASCD School Improvement Tool

All educators want to improve what they do for kids, but they need help doing so. On a daily basis, we’re thinking, planning, and taking steps to improve school climate and culture, provide high-quality curriculum and instruction, be leaders, assess meaningfully, engage our families and communities, support our own professional development, build staff capacity, and more. How do we balance these multiple school improvement priorities in our schools and with one another?

At ASCD we believe that a whole child approach to education is the way to make these improvements. Ensuring that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term student success. The ASCD School Improvement Tool is the newest and best way to get a snapshot of how well your school or district is doing and then identify what steps you can take to get to the next level.

Designed for use in schools and districts around the world, this free tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment. It includes a survey based on the indicators (PDF) of a sustainable whole child approach to education, which spans school climate and culture, instruction and curriculum, leadership, family and community engagement, professional development and staff capacity, and assessment.

Based on your unique results, the tool points you to professional development resources that can help immediately address schoolwide challenges. Get started today and start the new school year with data and solutions!



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