How Leadership Teams Are Responsible And Accountable For Implementing Improvement Strategies

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As teachers, we would never consider teaching an entire unit to our students without frequently checking on their understanding, monitoring their progress, providing additional support, and finally evaluating their performance. It is important to hold ourselves to the same level of accountability. Leadership teams are responsible and accountable for the progress that the students make under their supervision and care. Administration teams must carefully monitor the progress of the stakeholders in regards to implementing improvement strategies. There are many methods that can be used to effectively and reliably measure the implementation process in nonthreatening and growth encouraging ways. Leadership teams can host formal and informal interviews, they can initiate peer reviews and PLC groups that actually look at student work, as well as do walkthroughs and formal observations. Unfortunately, sometimes classroom evaluations are seen as judgemental and threatening instead of as learning opportunities. However the implementation processes are monitored, clear and open communication is critical. Leaders must communicate with their staff and talk about the fact that change is not an event, but a process, and that the data that is being collected will be used to help the entire community grow. Teachers need to feel supported and heard-- not judged or criticised. It is important to recognize the difference between an assessment for performance and an evaluation for

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