Appendix 6-3

Bringing It Together Assessment Tool

Where Do We Start?

Key Question

Have we set goals to retain quality teachers who promote academic success for our students?

To what extent do we engage in this behavior to address this issue? How much will a change in our practices increase our teacher retention rates? How much effort will it take to significantly change our practices?

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1.     Analyze data to identify the problem.   

 

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2.     Identify root causes of the problem.  

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3.     Examine reasons why the problem exists.  

 

 

 

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Who Should We Involve?

Key Question

Have we reached out to partners who can support our efforts to retain quality teachers?

To what extent do we engage in this behavior to address this issue? How much will a change in our practices increase our teacher retention rates? How much effort will it take to significantly change our practices?

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1.     Involve key school partners.

 

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2.    Collaborate with institutions of higher education. 

 

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3.      Include parents, families and community stakeholders.

 

 

 

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What Do We Want to Do?

Key Question

Have we developed a school improvement plan that includes strategies for retention of quality teachers?

To what extent do we engage in this behavior to address this issue? How much will a change in our practices increase our teacher retention rates? How much effort will it take to significantly change our practices?

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1.      Identify possible solutions.

  

 

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2.      Develop an action plan. 

 

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3.     Implement the action plan.   

 

 

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How Do We Do It?

Key Question

Have we created a supportive environment that ensures retention of quality teachers?

To what extent do we engage in this behavior to address this issue? How much will a change in our practices increase our teacher retention rates? How much effort will it take to significantly change our practices?

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1.      Provide strong leadership. 

 

 

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2.      Define responsibilities. 

 

 

 

 

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3.      Provide training and staff development.   

 

 

 

 

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Key Question

Have we created a framework for feedback and continuous improvement to retain quality teachers?

To what extent do we engage in this behavior to address this issue? How much will a change in our practices increase our teacher retention rates? How much effort will it take to significantly change our practices?

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1.    Evaluate and report results.  

 

 

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2.     Celebrate success. 

 

 

 

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3.     Sustain the effort.

 

 

 

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Adapted from: Marzano, Robert J. (2003, February). Using Data: Two Wrongs and a Right. Educational Leadership, 60(5) 52-60.