ESSA Survey

Central Consolidated Schools is partnering with the New Mexico Public Education Department to gather your input on how to improve student learning. You have an important opportunity to inform the future of local public education. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, which replaced No Child Left Behind, encourages broad stakeholder engagement to inform state education agency and local education agency plans. Your responses to this survey will be compiled and submitted to the state.

* 1. Which of the following best describes you:

* 2. Think for a moment about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes important in life and the workforce. When our kindergartners today graduate from high school in 2028-2029, which of these will be most important to their career and life success?

* 3. Which of these are schools currently developing in students?

* 4. Please explain any disconnects you see between what our future graduates need and what they are currently learning in today’s school system.

* 5. School Assessments. Part of a school’s job is to make sure students successfully acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they will need later in life. In your experience, how can teachers tell whether students you know have learned what they need to?

* 6. Of all the different ways that teachers have assessed students’ learning, which do you think have been most helpful?

* 7. What ideas do you have for alternative ways students can demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are important for success?

* 8. Teacher Accountability System: As is true with most professionals, teachers are evaluated. Teacher evaluations include how well they are working with students in their classrooms and identifying areas where teachers are strong and where they might need some additional support. What kind of information is important in figuring out teachers’ strengths and areas for improvement?

* 9. What are your top 2 priorities?

* 10. What is the best way the district or others can support struggling teachers?

* 11. School Accountability System: Remembering what you answered about knowledge, skills and attitudes kindergartners will need in the year 2028-2029, please discuss the following. Do you feel like your school addresses what you feel is most important for your student’s success?

* 12. What are your top 2 priorities for school measurements?

* 13. What is the best way that the state and a district can support struggling schools?

* 14. Challenging Academic Content Standards. Thinking about all your answers, what were the most important things you learned while you were in school that have supported your career and life success?