SDSU

Educational Equity &
Excellence Audits

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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NCUST’s Equity and Excellence Audit is based upon 18 years of identifying, awarding and studying elementary, middle, and high schools that generate outstanding results for all demographic groups of students.

PROGRAM FEATURES

NCUST’s Equity and Excellence Audit will generate findings that help campus leaders understand how their school is like and different from the award-winning schools NCUST has identified and studied. The findings will help explain the reasons why some demographic groups of students at certain grade levels, in certain subject areas achieve better learning results. As well, the findings will help explain the reasons the results for other groups of students could be better. Specifically, findings will highlight the following: 

CULTURE

Positive Transformational Culture

To what extent do students from each demographic group experience a school culture that makes them feel valued and respected? As well, to what extent do students from each demographic group experience a school culture that makes them feel capable of academic and social success? 

To what extent do teachers and other staff members at the campus experience a culture that makes them feel valued, respected, and capable of ensuring the success of students? 

CURRICULA

Access to Challenging Curricula for All Students

To what extent do students from each and every demographic group experience curricula likely to help them learn challenging academic concepts and skills that prepare them to succeed in future academic endeavors, careers, and life in their community?

To what extent do students perceive that curricula are 1) relevant to their backgrounds, interests, and aspirations, 2) challenging enough to be worthy of their time and commitment, and 3) attainable enough to motivate their hard work and persistence? 

To what extent do students and their parents perceive that students have rich opportunities to participate in and learn about the arts, music, physical education, and other areas of endeavor that are not the focus of state assessments? 

INSTRUCTION

Effective Instruction that Leads to Engagement and Mastery

To what extent do students from each and every demographic group have access to effective, engaging instruction that is

  1. designed in ways that respect their intellect, prior knowledge, and backgrounds.
  2. focused in a manner that provides them real and concrete evidence of their capacity to learn challenging concepts and skills.
  3. tailored in a manner that has a high likelihood of helping them succeed academically?

The Equity and Excellence Audit examines all the issues listed above with a focus on the systems, structures, and routines contributing to a coherent educational improvement system that continuously improves and sustains the culture, curricula, and instruction needed to ensure the success of all students. 

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A final audit report provides clear and practical recommendations that will leverage the school’s strengths and highlight the most important improvement opportunities. This document will be the blueprint for the school to replicate the systems, structures and student outcomes discovered in the award winning schools we have studied.

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