In the self-study process, collecting information is critical to learning about the actual instruction experienced by students. Collecting evidence includes observing the lessons teachers are delivering, interviewing students about their studies, examining instructional materials and lesson plans, and reviewing samples of student work. Working through committees, staff members meet and discuss collected evidence. These discussions are the foundation for the written part of the self-study, which contains a summary of findings, major strengths, and areas for growth. It also contains a step-by-step action plan for school improvement.
The evidence collected for the past visit, March 24-26, 2014, is grouped in the categories below.