We are undergoing our 10 year evaluation at Pioneer. Here’s what we talked about during advisory so you get a glimpse into understanding the process.
Things to know
- A team of 16 educators will be visiting from Sunday to Wednesday afternoon.
- They will focus on seven standards:
- Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations
- Assessment of and for Learning
- School Culture and Leadership
- School Resources for Learning: Special Education, Guidance, Nursing, Library, etc.
- Community Resources for Learning: funding, facility, School Committee support, etc
- They have indicators (similar to the rubrics of our learning expectations) to evaluate our success in each of these areas.
- They will write a report based on our 113-page self-study report and what they see and hear while visiting. Their report will be the basis of our accreditation for the next 10 years.
- They will observe every classroom during their visit
- Each educator will “shadow” a student on Monday or Tuesday for half a day
- Every educator will have lunch in the cafeteria one day
- They will have group meetings with faculty, parents and students.
Things to do
- Put our best foot forwards.
- Be polite and helpful
- Answer questions honestly when asked
- You should be familiar with our Core Values and Expectations for Demonstrating Teaching and Learning
- You should know that we are using rubrics of these expectations to assess student work
- You should know that every student starting with the class of 2016 will complete an electronic portfolio to demonstrate proficiency of our expectations (starting with 8 of them: A1-4, B2, C3, D1 and E1).