The District invites the public to fill out a survey regarding District's Strategic Plan.
Seattle Public Schools is updating and adjusting the Strategic Plan with input from teachers, principals, parents, families, and members of our community. Please visit the following survey link to provide feedback to Seattle Public Schools:
The survey consists of 21 questions and will close on Tuesday, May 31. Responses to the survey will remain confidential and anonymous. For questions about the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are some trick questions here.
1. As you envision Seattle Public Schools in the year 2013, for what would you like it to be widely known and respected?
They list some possible responses, but I answered "providing interventions for struggling students, challenge for advanced learners, and rigor and support for all students."
5. What kinds of supports can be provided to help all schools achieve academic excellence?
Schools don't achieve academic excellence; students do. The schools should support struggling students with whatever unique need they each have.
3. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve our ability to monitor and evaluate student academic progress?
It's a bad question. The District shouldn't be focused on monitoring student progress, but on taking action when students fall behind. Less monitoring, more action.
2. Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve our ability to hire and retain the best teachers and principals?
Stop low-balling the projected enrollments and manufacturing a need for RIFs.