Welcome to the resource guide for the Arizona Department of Education's Standards and Rubrics for School Improvement
On behalf of Superintendent John Huppenthal, we hope you find this guide to be helpful in supporting your quest for school improvement.
The Standards and Rubrics for School Improvement (PDF), are used by schools across our state in order to identify the strengths and limitations of their overall program. This web resource guide is a support for those standards and rubrics, as well as a tool to address the indicators stated in the standards.
The Standards and Rubrics for School Improvement are anchored in the scientifically research-based principles and indicators that consistently distinguish top-performing schools. The indicators are defined within the following four standards:
Standard 1: School and District Leadership Capacity
Standard 2: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
Standard 3: Classroom and School Assessments
Standard 4: School Culture, Climate, and Communication
When a standards-based school engages in the process of assessing the strengths and weaknesses of its educational program, it is vital to begin with an open mind, making no assumptions. By drawing attention to the four standards related to improving student achievement, this resource guide can help ensure that the assessment is evidence-based and thorough. The conclusions drawn from examining these standards become the foundation for a solid school improvement plan.
Arizona Department of Education
For information on the Standards and Rubric for School Improvement, please contact John Black.
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