Exhibit 3.1.1 (continued) Staff Development Documents Reviewed Clover Park School District 2000-2001 Document Memos to Math Leadership Cadre and Elementary Principals Investigations Professional Development Opportunities for Elementary and
Date November, 2000
Middle School Teachers Yearlong Writing Institute District Writing Cadre Memos Year Long Institute on Reading Brochure Four Block Training Brochure
Undated 1998-00 1998-99 1999-2000 August 28-31, 2000
The Why Files, Volume 2, Issue 22 – Learning Improvement Days
Memos Regarding Learning Improvement Days Learning Improvement Days School Plans Class Size Reduction Grant Workshops Memos
1999 1999-2000 1999-2000
Minigrant Proposal for Professional Leadership Program for Principals The Why Files, Volume 2, Issue 13 - Elementary Principal Preparation Academy
Undated March, 1999
Non-Instructional Staff Development Memos Collective Bargaining Agreement
The auditors found that a comprehensive, long-range staff development plan is not in place. Extensive staff development opportunities are available to certified staff, but activities are not designed and evaluated to have long-term impact on teacher behavior and student achievement.
The audit uses 18 criteria for assessing the effectiveness of staff development auditors examined the Clover Park School District’s staff development program characteristics. Exhibit 3.1.2 presents the audit criteria and auditors’ assessment.
programs. relative to
Exhibit 3.1.2 Characteristics of a Comprehensive Staff Development Program and Auditors’ Assessment of District Approach Clover Park School District 2000-2001
Characteristic Has policy directing staff development efforts. Has a current plan which provides a framework for integrating innovations related to mission. Has a staff development mission in place. Is built using a long-range planning approach. Fosters a norm of continuous improvement and a learning community. Provides for organizational, unit, and individual development in a
3. 4. 5. 6.
7. 8. 9.
systemic manner. Is for all employees. Expects each supervisor to be a staff developer of staff. Focuses on organizational change - staff development efforts are aligned
with district goals. 10. Is based on a careful analysis of data and is data-driven. 11. Focuses on proven research-based approaches that have shown to increase
productivity. 12. Provides for three phases of the change process: initiation,
implementation, and institutionalization.
Auditors’ Rating Adequate Inadequate X
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