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Mission and Goals of the School and Program Model Performance Indicators:Target BenchmarkExceeding Target BenchmarkPossible Evidence
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1.aProgram ModelProgram model is consistent with that described in charter application including amendments.Program model is consistent with that described in charter application including amendments and school has received accommodation from governing agency noting this accomplishment.What did they say they were going to do in the charter application? Evidence: Walk-thru [Walk with a teacher or a program lead. Ask them to describe what they see in the classroom, in the hallways, in the lunchroom, on the walls, convos with students. May take photos, use summary language. Non-directive in the walk-thru.} Describe facilities and how its structure matches/delivers on the program model. Student interviews (sample question: what is this school really about? How does this school work?) [Ask a student if you can interrupt them to answer a question; do not rely on a school leader to find you students.] Ask if school has been recognized for work (newspaper articles, MDE, MACS, Parent organizations, etc.)
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1.bSchool MissionSchool program is aligned with the primary purpose of Charter Schools and at least four other provisions cited in law.All five of the purposes of charter schools is supported by the program modelSee page 27 of Cadre handbook for helpful description of the MN Statute. Evidence: Ask school leader, teacher, student to articulate the mission and how it relates to the work that they do/experience at school. What does the mission mean to them and how does it connect to how school is done? For leaders, how is the mission reflective in their decision making and day-to-day practices? Looking for the mission in the school (on the walls, in meeting documents, in discussions with people.)
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1.cCurriculumThe school curriculum aligns with its mission and primary program purpose in all curricular areas.School curriculum in reading and math follow nationally recognized best practices.Evidence: In program model and mission statement, looking for alignment. Samples of student work - what are the students doing? What are they producing? How do they talk about their work? (Note, a 4 may not necessarily be a "nationally recognized best practice" but is connecting model, mission and curriculum. May consider what is unique and innovative.)
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1.dStandardsAll state standards, school board standards, and authorizer requirements are embedded into the curriculum of the school.School includes national or international standards beyond, required state, school, and authorizer standards.Evidence: how do school leaders support teachers in inbedding state standards into the curriculum? How to they onboard teachers in this process? Further evidence, teachers can articulate the state standards within their curriculum. They know what the state standards are within their work and can direct cadre to a document that articulates this.
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1.eStaff DevelopmentStaff development is ongoing, aligned with strategic plan, and ensures program fidelityStaff development is fact-based, on-going, and aligned with a strategic plan. Staff development is reviewed by school board and school leadership on a quarterly basis to ensure program fidelity and reported to all stakeholdersEvidence: Calendar - how the school calendar provide time for staff to do the professional development? Interviews with staff: How do staff provide input,planning and implementation in the professional development? How does PD align with goals in school improvement? Interview with staff regarding impact of professional development. Do staff know what their SIP is?
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