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Documenting Your Review School Review Rubric
Logistics School Review Team Composition Observing Classes Focus Groups Tips from Review Teams Checklists
Parents and Community Involving Off-Site Stakeholders

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Translated Documents (Spanish) Para Bajar...

What is a school review: Que es una revision escolar? (Doc 1)

Rubric: Escala de Revision (Doc 7)

Observation Tool: Istrumento Para la Observacion (Doc 8)

 Review Documents: Para la revision, las escuelas deben completar y presentar estos documentos:

Parents and Community

How Can Parents and Students Help?

Parents and students are some of the most important, and relevant stakeholders who can support school reviews.  We value the unique perspective of each group and hope that you can add your voice to support your school's improvement!

 There are multiple ways to participate in the School Review Process:

  1. Serve on the school review team— serve as a team member in the 1-2 day review. This will include observing classrooms, performing focus groups or reviewing focus groups data, debriefing findings and discussing next steps and preparing documents.
  2. Participate in School Review Parent Focus Group (Spring Review only)
  3. Support implementation of school goals in the support plans

 Contact your principal if you would like to participate in any of the above ways.

What happens at a School Review?

School Reviews happen once or twice a year.  At most schools, participants will:

  • Meet as a team in the morning:  The Review Team will talk about the school and introduce the review.


  • Observe classes:  The Review Team will be divided into smaller observation teams to visit classes, write down observations, discuss, use the rubric


  • Conduct focus groups:  Students and parents may be asked to participate in a focus group where they will answer questions about the school


  • Some parents, students, or community members may be asked to observe a focus group, then share their thoughts


  • Discuss/Debrief:  The Review Team comes back together to discuss what they have seen using the rubric


  • Identify strenghths and weaknesses:  The Review Team makes a list of commendations and recommendations which will be used to look at school goals


  • Share-out:  At many schools there is a meeting at the end of Review Day where the Review Team shares what they saw and what they thought.


    • Parents, students, and community members may be asked to participate as presenters

Others ways to stay informed and offer feedback...

Review School Data Resources

Take the annual School Experience Survey