Saturday, October 18, 2008

Revised CEP 2008-2009 Template

The Principal's Weekly of 10/15 has information on the 2008-2009 CEP. A revised template for October has been issued which can be accessed. The template outlines the CEP development process. The draft CEP must be submitted by mid November to be reviewed. The final copy is to be submitted to the Office of School Imptovement in Dcember. There is also a CEP timeline available. Ask your principal for these documents.

The appendices of the CEP are important. The appendices for Title 1 schools must show the 1% of funds set aside for parent involvement as well as 5% to insure that all teachers in core subjects are highly qualified.

There is also a CEP page showing the allocation of the Contract for Excellence Funds every school received.

All SLT's should make sure they are given copies of the CEP and that at least the documents are reviewed. Remember, the SLT is suppose to develop the CEP and at the very least should have meaningful input.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Conducting a SLT PASS Review

A good way to administer a performance assessment of your school is to conduct a PASS (Performance Assessment in Schools Systemwide) Review through the School Leadership Team. The NYCDOE has available a PASS Performance Review Guide and a PASS Handbook and Toolkit which you can access through the SLT PASS Review link listed on this site.

PASS Reviews have been around for many years and are great as part of a needs assessment in developing the Comprehensive Educational Plan. The SLT puts together a PASS Review Team that visits classrooms for snapshots as to how well the school is achieving "standards of practice"that have been previously developed.