Standard 2

Three Students Smiling

A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional programconducive to student learning and staff professional growth.

To achieve Standard 2, an educational leader must promote the school culture and instructional program

  • Create an accountability system of teaching and learning based on student learning standards.
  • Utilize multiple assessment measures to evaluate student learning to drive an ongoing process of inquiry focused on improving the learning of all students and all subgroups of students.
  • Shape a culture where high expectations for all students and for all subgroups of students is the core purpose.
  • Guide and support the long-term professional development of all staff consistent with the ongoing effort to improve the learning of all students relative to the content standards.
  • Promote equity, fairness, and respect among all members of the school community.
  • Provide opportunities for all members of the school community to develop and use skills in collaboration, leadership, and shared responsibility.
  • Facilitate the use of appropriate learning materials and learning strategies which include the following: students as active learners, a variety of appropriate materials and strategies, the use of reflection and inquiry, an emphasis on quality vs. quantity, and appropriate and effective technology.

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