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Jan 25, 2016

We're talking about honest and authentic assessment of school districts this week. We've got all of the information you need to get started in understanding Quality Profiles.

What is a Quality Profile?

The Quality Profile originated in Ohio, but as a model it is gaining traction nationwide. It’s a tool for school districts to grade themselves and be authentic, stating what specific values exist in each community and how the district is measuring up. It’s not a fluff piece and it is meant to be honest and clear representation of how the district is actually performing. Authenticity is paramount.

Three Key Characteristics of Quality Profiles

  1. Reflection of Values (measure of what the community wants/values)
  2. Data (knowing where we have been to measure where we are and where we are going)
  3. Clarity (clear and concise)

Quality profiles are unique for each district based on each community's’ unique values, but there are key elements we believe must be a part of every quality profile. A close look at academics as a whole and the district’s finances should be included. Consistency is also important. Quality profiles that differ wildly from year to year cannot accurately help districts reflect, grade, and improve.  

We believe this is a document well worth producing and it can have a huge benefit for your district. You will no longer be dependent on the state or another agency to inform you about your practices.

Click here for examples of Quality Profiles from Allerton-Hill.

For more information about the podcast, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com.

Jan 18, 2016

Twitter is simply too easy and too useful of a platform to not use in your school. Regardless of your current engagement with Twitter, we talk about how to wade into the waters of Twitter.

For more information on best practices for your schools or district, please visit www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

Jan 12, 2016

Carole speaks with Paul Imhoff about creating community based, living strategic plans that transform school districts. One of the major accomplishments during his time in Upper Arlington has been leading the effort to reinvent the strategic planning process for his schools. The new hybrid planning process incorporated the best from private-sector and public-sector models and resulted in a focused, results-oriented plan with measurable goals. Learn more at www.weloveschoolspodcast.com

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