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Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.

Task 2: Use Data to Make Adjustments

Guideline: Implementing the strategies for improving the school's learning climate involves a cyclical process involving Planning - Doing - Checking - Acting. Acting on the results being achieved is the critical in accomplishing improvement. Data based decision making is a useful tool to determine when making adjustments to the strategies is necessary.




Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

This link to the American Society for Quality website offers information on the plan-do-check-act cycle.

Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet

This activity adapted from "A How To Guide For School Business Partnerships" is designed to help decision makers define what is and is not working within a project and what changes should be made to the plan.  The Stop-Start-Continue Worksheet can be found on page 19.




Data Use Guidance

The resource offers tips from the former New England Comprehensive Center regarding working with teams as they analyze data.

Practical Tips


Advantages and Drawbacks of Various Data Collection Procedures

This chart compares the pros and cons of eight data collection methods.


Documenting and Reporting Progress to Inform Practice

Developed by the five former Comprehensive Technical Assistance content centers, the Handbook on Effective Implementation of School Improvement Grantsaims to bolster the effective implementation of the intervention models and strategies outlined in the 2009 School Improvement Grant program. This section addresses progress reporting.

Reducing Threat from Accountability

The document summarizes five ideas to help administrators reduce the sense of threat teachers feel from accountability initiatives.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.