Using Your Scores:

 

 

 




How can I use the results? 

You will receive a personalized "scorecard" containing details of how well the district policy you coded scored on each section of the survey. After receiving the scorecard, celebrate the strengths you identified. Next, visit our resources section for guidance about how to work on areas that are weak. 

 




How should I communicate the results?

It is important to communicate that the scores should not be interpreted like letter grades. We tested this tool in 2018 in a sample of 50 school districts around the country and the average comprehensiveness score was 54 and the average strength score was 33.

It will be useful to put the policy scores in this context when you provide feedback to the district. If you're coding a number of policies in the same state, it may also be helpful to compare each district to the average for the state.

You can find the distribution and mean scores for each item in our national sample of 50 policies here

 




How can I assess the practices at my school? 

There are a couple of ways to assess the practices at your school.

 

 




How can I create a new scorecard to share?

If you already have your scores and want to create a new scorecard to save and share with others, you can fill in our interactive blank score card using the dropdown menus for each item. Your subscale and total Strength and Comprehensiveness scores will automatically be calculated. Note: The scores you select using the dropdown menus can't be saved on the website the way that your scores are saved when you enter them as you use the tool.

To save your scorecard, use the "Print" function of your browser and "save as a pdf" instead of sending the file to a printer.

 




How can I print out a plain, blank scorecard?

We have also created a plain blank scorecard you can simply download and print. This may be handy if want audience members to fill-in scores by hand during a training.