Tuesday, November 29, 2011

School Leadership Team Biennial Survey

School Leadership Team Survey for the Biennial Review
Thank you for participating in the School Leadership Team Survey.

Your responses will provide vital information to the District Leadership Team as the team evaluates effective school level shared decision making across six components identified by the New York State Education Department:

1. Educational issues subject to cooperative planning and shared decision‐making
2. Manner and extent of the expected involvement of all parties
3. Means and standards by which all parties shall evaluate improvement in student achievement
4. Accountability for decisions
5. Dispute resolution process
6. Coordination of state and federal requirements for parental involvement

* Required



Please identify your school's district. *
If you are unsure of your school's district, please use the school search tool on the DOE homepage (http://schools.nyc.gov) to look up your school and identify the district.

High school team members – please select the district in which the school is geographically located.



District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 District 11 District 12 District 13 District 14 District 15 District 16 District 17 District 18 District 19 District 20 District 21 District 22 District 23 District 24 District 25 District 26 District 27 District 28 District 29 District 30 District 31 District 32 District 75


Please identify the grades served by your school. *
Elementary School (grades K-5) Middle School (grades 6-8) High School (grades 9-12) Elementary/Middle (grades K-8) Middle/High School (grades 6-12) Elementary/Middle High School (grades K-12)

Please check one box below to indicate the constituent group you represent on the School Leadership Team. *
Parent UFT ( teachers, guidance counselors) CSA ( principals, assistant principals) DC-37 (school aides) Student Community Based Organization representative


Component 1: Educational issues subject to cooperative planning and shared decision-making

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Agree Strongly
Decisions about which educational issues are addressed in the Comprehensive Educational Plan are made following thoughtful analysis of available data sources, including tools such as the Learning Environment Survey, Quality Review, Progress Report, and Annual School Report Card.
The school’s annual instructional goals and respective action plans outlined in the Comprehensive Educational Plan are developed collaboratively by members of the School Leadership Team.
Academic programs utilized in the school are explained to members of the school community in an effective manner (through professional development sessions, classroom visits, parent meetings/workshops, written communications).
There are sufficient structures in place to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs throughout the year (surveys for teachers, parents, and students, informal and formal assessment data).



Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 1: Educational issues subject to cooperative planning and shared decision-making.



Component 2: The manner and extent of the expected involvement of all parties

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The School Leadership Team has developed bylaws that are compliant with the requirements of Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 and are amended as needed to reflect the evolving needs of the school.
There are an equal number of parents and staff members on the School Leadership Team and when a vacancy arises, it is promptly filled by the appropriate constituent group.
The members of the School Leadership Team are frequently provided with critical information needed to make informed decisions about the academic programs utilized in the school, such as the school-based budget, assessment results and attendance statistics.
The School Leadership Team addresses a component of the Comprehensive Educational Plan as an agenda item at each meeting.
The School Leadership Team meets at least once per month during the school year at a time convenient to parent members.



Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 2: The manner and extent of the expected involvement of all parties.



Component 3: Means and standards used to evaluate improvement of student achievement

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The School Leadership Team as a whole discusses and makes data driven amendments to the Comprehensive Educational Plan.
School Leadership Team members have been provided with information about the city and state learning standards used to measure student achievement.
The school community has been provided with information about the city and state learning standards used to measure student achievement.
Data sources, such as the Learning Environment Survey, Quality Review, Progress Report, and Annual School Report Card are readily available to and discussed with School Leadership Team members.
The School Leadership Team treats the Comprehensive Educational Plan as a living document, amending and realigning the document with school priorities as needed.


Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 3: Means and standards used to evaluate improvement of student achievement.



Component 4: Accountability for decisions

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The School Leadership Team maintains comprehensive records in the school, including bylaws, meeting notices, agendas, attendance sheets, minutes, a list of members and their respective constituent groups, and survey/questionnaire results.
The School Leadership Team regularly consults with other members of the school community to receive input during the development of the Comprehensive Educational Plan.
The School Leadership Team regularly reviews the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Educational Plan throughout the school year.
The School Leadership Team regularly reviews the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Educational Plan with the school community.
The School Leadership Team agendas, meeting minutes, and meeting calendars are readily accessible to the school community.


Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 4: Accountability for decisions.



Component 5: Dispute resolution process
Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
The School Leadership Team’s bylaws include a process by which the team members engage in collaborative problem solving to resolve conflicts and work towards consensus.
School Leadership Team members are aware that the District Leadership Team and the Division of Family and Community Engagement are available resources to assist with dispute resolution when the team cannot reach consensus about a particular issue.


Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 5: Dispute resolution process.



Component 6: Coordination of state and federal requirements for parental involvement
Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below.
Strong Disagree Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
School Leadership Team members are knowledgeable about the state and federal requirements for parental involvement with regard to consultation and program evaluation.
The school community, including School Leadership Team members, is apprised of and included in professional development opportunities at the school, district, or citywide level that provide further guidance regarding the state and federal requirements for parental involvement.
The School Leadership Team actively solicits feedback from the parent community through the use of surveys/questionnaires, attendance at parent meetings, and the creation of subcommittees.
The School Leadership Team addresses the language access needs of its parent members by securing necessary translation/interpretation services.
The parent members of the School Leadership Team play an active role in making decisions about the instructional goals and respective action plans outlined in the Comprehensive Educational Plan.



Please use the space below to provide additional feedback related to Component 6: Coordination of state and federal requirements for parental involvement.






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