Some Ways to Document Change in Schools

– Data describing common and uncommon measures
– Surveys of teachers, students, administrators, and community
– Classroom observations using commonly held rubrics for authentic teaching and learning
– Public exhibitions of student work
– Compilations of student work to illustrate different performance levels
– School portfolios
– School quality review teams
– “Tuning protocols” examining student work
– Curriculum materials
– Budget information and analyses
– Follow-up studies of graduates
– Newsletters
– Teacher writings
– Cable TV and/or radio broadcasts
– Student publications
– Discussion or study groups