Our Organizational Self-Assessment is designed to help districts and schools at all levels assess the strengths and challenges of their organizational environments and instructional practices.
A complimentary report will be emailed, detailing how your district or school performs against the 25 Attributes of an Exemplary Organization. Recommendations will be provided to support the next steps needed to help your school achieve proficiency and beyond.
The Catapult Learning Five-Strand Design, the foundation of our professional development solutions, is a holistic, research-based model built upon five areas of focus that are integral to school performance. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, compelled us to augment our Five-Strand Design model to incorporate an assessment related to Blended Learning. We call this our Five-Strand Plus One model.
Each of the strands - Leadership, Pedagogy & Curriculum, Assessment for Learning, Learning Environment, Student & Family Support, as well as the recent addition of Blended Learning - has a unique set of attributes. These attributes, identified through our school improvement research and work with schools over the last 40 years, are consistently present in exemplary schools. These are the activities and processes you see in a well-run school—the traits that ensure success for all learners when well implemented and sustained.
Our Organizational Self-Assessment measures a district or school’s performance against each attribute along a four-degree scale, from a Beginning level of performance to Developing, then to Proficient, and finally to Exemplary. For this exercise, we use the Proficient benchmark for all 25 attributes, and give you the opportunity to self-assess your organizational capacity against each. Our goal is to help schools progress to higher proficiency levels within each of the focus areas in order to ultimately increase student achievement.