Simon Fraser University - Thinking of the World

Assessing Professional Learning Communities

Staff Questionnaire

 
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The BC Context Strongly
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1. There is a strong PLC (Professional Learning Community) at this school.
2. Provincial policies have a positive impact on our PLC.
3. District policies have a positive impact on our PLC.
4. Union policies have a positive impact on our PLC.
5. Our PLC positively affects student learning.
6. Our PLC positively affects adult learning.
7. Technology helps us in sustaining our PLC.
8. This school is a desirable place to work in our district.
9. Parents see this school as a good place.
10. The community speaks favourably about this school.
11. This school handles challenges in a healthy way.
Comments: (Please feel free to add additional comments regarding your school or PLCs in general here)

Shared and Supportive Leadership Strongly
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12. Staff members have accessibility to key information.
13. The principal is proactive and addresses areas where support is needed.
14. Opportunities are provided for staff members to initiate change.
15. Leadership is promoted and nurtured among staff members.
16. Decision-making takes place through committees and communication across grade and subject areas.
17. Stakeholders assume shared responsibility and accountability for student learning without evidence of imposed power and authority.
18. Staff members use multiple sources of data to make decisions about teaching and learning.
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Shared Values and Vision Strongly
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19. Staff members share visions for school improvement that have an undeviating focus on student learning.
20. Decisions are made in alignment with school's values and vision.
21. School goals focus on student learning beyond test scores and grades.
22. Policies and programs are aligned to the school's vision.
23. Stakeholders are actively involved in creating high expectations that serve to increase student achievement.
24. Data are used to prioritize actions to reach a shared vision.
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Collective Learning and Application Strongly
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25. Staff members work together to seek knowledge, skills, and strategies and apply this new learning to their work.
26. Staff members plan and work together to search for solutions to address diverse student needs.
27. A variety of opportunities and structures exist for collective learning through open dialogue.
28. Staff members engage in dialogue that reflects a respect for diverse ideas that lead to continued inquiry.
29. School staff members and stakeholders learn together and apply new knowledge to solve problems.
30. Staff members collaboratively analyze multiple sources of data to assess the effectiveness of instructional practices.
31. Staff members collaboratively analyze student work to improve teaching and learning.
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Shared Personal Practice Strongly
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32. Opportunities exist for staff members to observe peers and offer encouragement.
33. Staff members provide feedback to peers related to instructional practices.
34. Staff members collaboratively review student work to share and improve instructional practices.
35. Individuals and teams have the opportunity to apply learning and share the results of their practices.
36. Staff members regularly share student work to guide overall student improvement.
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Supportive Conditions - Relationships Strongly
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37. Caring relationships exist among staff and students that are built on trust and respect.
38. A culture of trust and respect exists for taking risks.
39. Outstanding achievement is recognized and celebrated regularly in our school.
40. School staff and stakeholders exhibit a sustained and unified effort to embed change into the culture of the school.
41. Relationships among staff members support honest and respectful examination of data to enhance teaching and learning.
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Supportive Conditions - StructuresStrongly
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42. Time is provided to facilitate collaborative work.
43. The school schedule promotes collective learning and shared practice.
44. Fiscal resources are available for professional development.
45. Appropriate technology and instructional materials are available to staff.
Statements Strongly
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46. Resource people provide expertise and support for continuous learning.
47. The school facility is clean, attractive, and inviting.
48. The proximity of grade level and department personnel allows for ease in collaborating with colleagues.
49. Communication systems promote a flow of information among staff members.
50. Communication systems promote a flow of information across the entire school community including: central office personnel, parents, and community members.
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