School Portfolio and Action Plan Project
School Portfolio and Action Plan (30%). For this project each candidate will need information from a school. If the candidate is currently working in a school, it is highly advised that this authentic context be used for the project. If the candidate is NOT currently in a school setting, the next best choice is to find an actual school which will work with you for the project. A third level plan is for the instructor to provide you with a case study school that you will use to complete the assignment.
Each candidate will use the planning guide in your Holcomb text to identify ten areas of focus that relate to your school vision and mission. The candidate will prioritize this list, selecting the three most important areas on which to focus. From the list of three, the candidate will select one for this project, and then go through the following steps:
- Gather appropriate baseline data related to the project (where are we now?)
- Based on that base-line data analysis, develop an action plan to move the school closer to the goal.
- After a period of time (before the end of the semester) get additional data, analyze it, and decide whether and to what extent your action plan is being effective.
- Based on these results, indicate how you would change the current action plan.
- Prepare a written report and distribute it to all your classmates. Be prepared to discuss your project in class, defending your choices.
Rubric for School Portfolio Assignment
|Criteria||Exceeds Expectations (4)||Meets Expectations (3)||Emerging
|Content||Extensive knowledge of data-driven decision making and school improvement is clearly demonstrated.||Demonstrates essential knowledge about data-driven decision making and school improvement.||Demonstrates satisfactory understanding of data-driven decision making and school improvement.||Content is minimal OR does not demonstrate understanding of data-driven decision making and school improvement|
|Process||The process of preparation is clearly, thoroughly, and thoughtfully followed.||The process of preparation is followed, with few omissions or errors; none serious.||The basic process of preparation is followed; however, there are serious errors and/or omissions.||The process of preparation is not followed.|
|Sources||Concepts in education and methods of analysis are provided; all are cited. APA format is strictly followed.||Concepts in education and methods of analysis are provided and most are cited. APA format is followed with minor errors.||Concepts in education and methods of analysis are provided and most are cited. APA format is followed with minor errors.||No sources cited or referenced.|
|Requirements||All requirements of the project thoroughly and completely met.||All requirements are met with minor omissions.||Most requirements are met; most omissions are not serious.||Project is clearly incomplete.|
|Mechanics||Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related material. No misspellings or grammatical errors.||Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed. Contains a few errors in spelling or grammar, none serious.||Content is logically organized for the most part. Contains several errors in spelling or grammar; a few are serious (interfere with understanding).||There was no clear or logical organizational structure OR many errors in grammar or spelling seriously interfere with understanding.|