Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

2010-2011 PLA Reports

At the end of an on-site visit, the team leader shares the team's initial findings with the school in a brief report-out. The team leader's statements do not make suggestions for improvement or direct the school to change operations or programs. Rather, the findings are statements of fact, grounded in evidence and data collected throughout the day.

After the visit, NYSED prepares a written report that includes the team's findings and the evidence to support those findings. This evidence is related to:

  • Staffing
  • Planning
  • Professional Development
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Student Support
  • Transformational Leadership
  • School Climate
  • Community Engagement
  • Funding Sources
  • District Support

If the school chooses, a response to the site-visit report may be submitted in writing to NYSED. This response and the site-visit report become a part of the school's permanent record, and become a part of the pool of evidence used to determine a school's performance.




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Last Updated: January 3, 2012