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Standards for Quality

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction -The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

1.1 The school engages in a systematic, inclusive and comprehensive process to review, revise and communicate a school purpose for student success.


Parent survey

Vision/Mission Statement

1.2 The school leadership and staff commit to a culture that is based on shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning and supports challenging, equitable educational programs and learning experiences for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking and life skills.


Parent Survey


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1.3 The school's leadership implements a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student learning.


MAP Data/Comparison

16-17 Benchmark Data

WES Parent Communication

16-17 Teaching and Learning PPT.

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership- The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.

2.1 The governing body establishes policies and support practices that ensure effective administration of the school.


SBDM Policies

Student Handbook

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2.2 The governing body operates responsibly and functions effectively.


Program Review Assurances


2.3 The governing body ensures that the school leadership has the autonomy to meet goals for achievement and instruction and to manage day-to-day operations effectively.

2.4 Leadership and staff foster a culture consistent with the school's purpose and direction.


Continuous Improvement 1

Continuous Improvement 2

2.5 Leadership engages stakeholders effectively in support of the school's purpose and direction.


SBDM Minutes

Data Night Sign in

KASC Data report

2.6 Leadership and staff supervision and evaluation processes result in improved professional practice and student success.





Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing Learning-The school's curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

3.1 The school's curriculum provides equitable and challenging learning experiences that ensure all students have sufficient opportunities to develop learning, thinking, and life skills that lead to success a the next level.


Lesson Plans

Project Based Learning

3.2 Curriculum, instruction and assessment are monitored and adjusted systematiclaly in response to data from mutiple assessments of stsudent learning and an examination of professional practice.


Teacher Analysis

3.3 Teacher's engage students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure achievement of learning expectations.



3.4 School leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices of teachers to ensure student success.


3.5 Teachers participate in collaborative learning communities to improve instruction and student learning.


Grade Level Mtgs.

3.6 Teachers implement the school's instructional process in support of student learning.


3.7 Mentoring, coaching and induction programs support instructional improvement consistent with the school's values and beliefs about teaching and learning.


New Teacher Orientation

3.8 The school engages families in meaningful ways in their child's education and keeps them informed of their children's learning progress.


Intervention Letter

3.9 The school has a formal structure whereby each student is well known by at least one adulte advocate in the school who supports that student's educational experience.


Advocacy Plan

3.10 Grading and reporting are based on clearly defined criteria that represent the attainment of content knowledge and skills and are consistent across grade level and courses.


Grading and Reporting

3.11 All staff members participate in a contiuous program of professional learning.


PLC Notes

3.12  The school provides and coordinates learning support services to meet the unique learning needs of students.


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems-The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

4.1 Qualified professional and support staff are sufficient in number to fulfill their roles and responsibilities necessary to support the school's purpose, direction and the educational program.


4.2 Instructional time, material resources and fiscal resources are sufficient to support the purpose and direction of the school.


4.3 The school maintains facilities, services, and equipment to provide a safe, clean and healthy environment for all students and staff.


Student survey

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4.4 Students and school personnel use a range of media and information resources to support the school's educational programs.


School News

Newspaper & Newspaper1

4.5 The technology infrastructure supports the school's teaching, learning, and operational needs.


4.6 The school provides support services to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the student population being served.


Community Christmas

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4.7 The provides services that support the counseling, assessment, referral, educational and career planning needs of all students.


Referral process

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement-The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data bout student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

5.1 The school establishes and maintains a clearly defined and comprehensive asssessment system.


5.2 Professional and support staff continously collect, analyze and apply learning from a range of data sources, including comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, program evaluation and organizational conditions.


Benchmark Analysis

5.3 Professional and support staff are trained in the evaluation, interpretation and use of data.


5.4 The school engages in a continuous process to determine verfiable improvement in student learning, including readiness and success at the next level.


District Audit

5.5 Leadership monitors and communicates comprehensive information about student learning, conditions that support student learning and the achievement of school improvement goals to stakeholders.


Board PPT

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E.P. Ward Elementary
12811 Morehead Road
Wallingford, KY 41093