|Services and Capabilities|
|Research & Standards|
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Laurel Elementary School
Principal: Tommi Sue Cox
On: Diagnostic Review
|We chose Precision to conduct our Diagnostic Review because of their unique approach and tools. Expectations were exceeded. The analysis was timely, sound, and actionable. And, rather than an evaluation, Precision left us with an empowering improvement process.|
Cesar Chavez Academy
Principal: Mary Ann Mahony
On: Diagnostic Review
|The Precision School Improvement Team did a great job providing a diagnostic assessment of our school. The feedback was well received by our faculty, and led us (with Precision's help) to develop a meaningful Unified Improvement Plan.|
Diagnostic Review Evidence
Rose Hill Elementary
UIP Development Workshops
We Tailor The Process To School Circumstances
Implementing The Ideas of Teachers
Student Performance Monitoring
Our unique approach allows our team to gather between 450 and 600 indicators of performance in just 2 days. Our Tools ensure inter-rater-reliability, facilitate analysis of findings, and illuminate potential root causes. Our Findings inform the school's performance improvement planning process. At the end of the year, we revisit our schools to conduct a follow-up Progress Monitoring Review to help school leaders determine if they are on the path of continuous performance improvement.
MSLA: Diagnostic Evidence
Cesar Chavez Academy: Diagnostic Evidence
Rose Hill Elementary: Diagnostic Evidence
Cesar Chavez Academy: Intervention
Laurel Elementary: Diagnostic Evidence
Our Goal is to put every school onto a sustainable path of continuous performance improvement. Our approach allows us to do this.
The Initial Planning Meeting allows us to tailor the process to the circumstances of each school and to ensure the school staff understands what to expect.
Our 2-day Site Visit involves 3 to 4 members of our team conducting various data gathering activities. The team will then reconcile/analyze all findings and produce a formal Findings Report, which will be submitted to CDE and the school's leadership team.
A De-Brief Workshop will be conducted to allow the school's leadership team to probe the findings, discuss root issues, and begin to form their thinking about their improvement priorities for the months ahead.
The UIP Workshop is an optional activity that some, but not all, schools request. Our workshop brings the Diagnostic Findings into the school's UIP development process.
Our Ongoing Advisory Support provides a "hand-rail" for school leaders. Through the course of the year, leaders benefit by reaching out to Precision for casual advice or guidance.
Progress Monitoring is performed later in the school year. This is a focussed exercise to help school leaders determine whether they are on the path of continuous performance improvement.
Our site visits involve the data gathering activities listed above. Each activity follows a specific script, and our diagnostic tool organizes the gathered data relative to each standard.
We typically gather between 450 and 550 discrete findings in two days. We include this Evidence Map in our Findings Report to indicate how our findings for each standard was informed by each activity that was conducted.
Our technology allows us to quickly create functioning prototypes needed to validate teacher-inspired improvement initiatives and we have helped implement a number of them. One idea was to "make classroom observations truly developmental, rather than evaluative." Another was to "use data to help teachers become authentic standards-based assessors of student progress." The latter was particularly successful and triggered the launch of Precision Prep . Results of our work with teachers were presented at the 2013 National Learning Forward Conference. The unique perspectives of those who work directly with students every day hold the keys to unlocking sustainable improvement in our schools. If you're an educator with a dream for your students, we want to help make it real. If you're an education leader who would like to learn more about these innovative methods, please contact us.
Precision's observation approach focuses on how time is utilized in the classroom. Our methods quantify, and paint a picture of, the teacher's use of research-based strategies, and organizes the data in a way to support both teacher-level and school-level improvement planning. We work with each school to implement a sustainable observation process that teachers embrace. Our innovative approach to classroom observation was presented at the 2013 National Learning Forward Conference and recognized by the Colorado Education Association because it was devised with and for teachers.