KEYS and other NEA Initiatives KEYS 2.0 GAE Training January 14-15, 2009. Jacques Nacson, Ph.D. Senior Policy Analyst National Education Association Center for Great Public Schools NEA New Products & Programs [email protected] Propositions.
“Adequate and equitable school funding is the first step toward building school capacity to ensure equal opportunity for all children”
What is KEYS?
The 42 indicators are clustered into six essential “Keys” that define the standards for school quality:
1. Shared understanding and commitment to high goals (5 Indicators)
2. Open communication and collaborative problem solving (9 Indicators)
3. Continuous assessment for teaching and learning (5 Indicators)
4. Personal and professional learning (11 Indicators)
5. Resources to support teaching & learning (5 Indicators)
6. Curriculum and instruction
Effective distributed leadership
Mutual trust and respect
Collegial, professional culture and community
Collaborative problem solving
Shared responsibility and accountability
Strong parental support
Effective professional development
TEF and KEYS: A Natural Partnership for School Capacity Building and Accountability
Together TEF and KEYS provide the conditions that support and ensure that schools develop the capacity to achieve internal accountability and meet external accountability requirements.
School Organization: leadership, policies and practices
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Abilities and Potential
Source: Dr. Belinda Williams
Culture Building and Accountability:
The sum total of one’s experiences, knowledge, skills, beliefs, values, language, and interests. Learning is greatest when the cultures of home and school connect.
Displayed when protective factors alter a person’s response to risk (poverty, crime, etc.) factors in the environment. Resilient students exhibit social competence, problem solving skills, and a sense of future.
Intelligence is modifiable and multidimensional. Abilities are developed through cultural experiences; culture affects thoughts and expression.
The energy used in reaching a goal. Maximized when students receive educator encouragement and high expectations for quality work.
KEYS data provide valuable information regarding the efforts and the successes of the school to involve parents and community members in decisions about school operations and in the work of the school