|SEVEN CORRELATES OF EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS|
Seven Correlates of Effective Schools
The effective school practices that the principal is the "leader of leaders" not the "leader of followers." The principal and all adults must take an active role in instructional leadership.
Clearly Stated and Focused Mission
The effective school has a clearly articulated mission. The staff accepts responsibility and accountability for promoting and achieving the mission of learning for all students
Safe and Positive Environment
The effective school has a positive, purposeful, businesslike environment, which is free from the threat of physical harm. Desirable student behaviors are consistently articulated and expectations are clear.
High Expectations for ALL Students
The effective school expects that all students can attain mastery of the essential school skills. In order to meet these high expectations, a school is restructured to be an institution designed for "learning" not "instruction."
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
The effective school frequently measures academic student progress through a variety of assessment procedures. Assessment results are used to improve individual student performance and also improve instructional delivery.
Maximize Learning Opportunities
The effective school allocates and protects a significant amount of time for instruction of the essential skills. Effective instruction time must focus on skills and curriculum content that are considered essential, that are assessed, and most valued.
Positive Communication - School, Home, Community
The effective school builds trust and communication within the school, parents and community. Forming partnerships with the parents and community enables all stakeholders to support the mission of the school and have the same goals and expectations.