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Standards Committees:

As part of accreditation process Hopedale Junior Senior High School will be evaluated on seven standards.  We are in the process of forming committees for each standard. Committees consist of teachers, staff, students, administrators, parents and community members.  We are currently looking for students, parents and community members to participate on these committees.  Over the next two years, the committees will meet regularly.  Although the specific schedule for the meetings has not yet been determined, it is anticipated that 6-8 meetings will take place during the school year. The specific times and dates for the meetings are not yet established, however, each committee chairperson will work with the members of the committee to determine the best meeting time.  If you are interested in participating on a committee please submit your name and your committee preference to Mary Margaret Mulroney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The seven standards committees are summarized below. For more detailed information on each standard please visit the resources page on our NEASC Accreditation webpage.


1 Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations (Teaching and Learning Standard)Effective schools identify core values and beliefs about learning that function as explicit foundational commitments to students and the community. Decision-making remains focused on and aligned with these critical commitments. Core values and beliefs manifest themselves in research-based, school-wide 21st century learning expectations. Every component of the school is driven by the core values and beliefs and supports all students’ achievement of the school’s learning expectations.




2 Curriculum (Teaching and Learning Standard)
 

The written and taught curriculum is designed to result in all students achieving the school's 21st century expectations for student learning. The written curriculum is the framework within which a school aligns and personalizes the school's 21st century learning expectations. The curriculum includes a purposefully designed set of course offerings, co-curricular programs, and other learning opportunities. The curriculum reflects the school’s core values, beliefs, and learning expectations. The curriculum is collaboratively developed, implemented, reviewed, and revised based on analysis of student performance and current research.

 

3 Instruction (Teaching and Learning Standard)

The quality of instruction is the single most important factor in students’ achievement of the school’s 21st century learning expectations. Instruction is responsive to student needs, deliberate in its design and delivery, and grounded in the school’s core values, beliefs, and learning expectations. Instruction is supported by research in best practices. Teachers are reflective and collaborative about their instructional strategies and collaborative with their colleagues to improve student learning.



4 Assessment of and for Student Learning (Teaching and Learning Standard)Assessment informs students and stakeholders of progress and growth toward meeting the school's 21st century learning expectations. Assessment results are shared and discussed on a regular basis to improve student learning. Assessment results inform teachers about student achievement in order to adjust curriculum and instruction.





5 School Culture and Leadership (Support Standard)The school culture is equitable and inclusive, and it embodies the school's foundational core values and beliefs about student learning. It is characterized by reflective, collaborative, and constructive dialogue about research-based practices that support high expectations for the learning of all students. The leadership of the school fosters a safe, positive culture by promoting learning, cultivating shared leadership, and engaging all members of the school community in efforts to improve teaching and learning.



6 School Resources for Learning (Support Standard)Student learning and well-being are dependent upon adequate and appropriate support. The school is responsible for providing an effective range of coordinated programs and services. These resources enhance and improve student learning and well-being and support the school's core values and beliefs. Student support services enable each student to achieve the school's 21st century learning expectations.




7 Community Resources for Learning (Support Standard)


The achievement of the school’s 21st century learning expectations requires active community, governing board, and parent advocacy. Through dependable and adequate funding, the community provides the personnel, resources, and facilities to support the delivery of curriculum, instruction, programs, and services.