Equity and Inclusive Education principles are evident in school and board improvement plans.
The “Look Fors” described below are taken from the effective practices and integration sections of the Going Deeper Rubric:
- Using school and board improvement plans to evaluate the effectiveness of equity and inclusive education strategies and practices.
- Student achievement data, observation and input from students and families, including the school climate survey, are used to develop school and board improvement plans.
- Board improvement plans that include strategies to close achievement gaps between sub-groups of students.
- Presenting annual reports on implementation of equity and inclusive education policy to trustees, staff, parents, and the community.
Further Your Discussion
- What student data (e.g. demographic, achievement, perception) do we currently collect and use to develop school and board improvement plans?
- What achievement gaps among groups of students do we currently identify?
- How do we address those gaps in our school and board improvement plans?
- How do we report our progress made in EIE to the system and to the public?
For more information, see How Do We Know We Are Making A Difference? A Reflective Tool for School and System Leaders on the Implementation of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (PDF Available in English or French)