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