Advocates for Diversity In Our Schools (A.D.I.O.S.) offers a comprehensive process for climate evaluation that can, in fact, assists districts in determining the quality of the current practices, the factors that are impacting the quality of services, its impact on student achievement, and the actions and activities that are necessary for continuous improvement. A.D.I.O.S. offers several climate & culture evaluation services aimed at assessing your organization in the following areas: School/Classroom Culture Audit LGBTQ+ Safe Space Audit Staff Culture Audit Equity Audits & Equity Plan Development Family Engagement Audit & Plan Development
Our comprehensive climate & culture evaluation processes involve gathering information from a variety of stakeholders using multiple methodologies, analyzing such rich data, and publishing a written reports that contain the major findings and recommendations with a focus on continuous improvement. More specifically, our evaluations design includes:
Meeting with district leadership to set the goals and focus of the evaluation.
Preparing data collection instruments that are customized for the district such as faculty surveys, classroom observation tools, and interview questions.
Conducting a survey of all faculty to determine faculty level of agreement with various aspects of services. The survey will be analyzed by faculty position, school, and level (elementary, middle, and high schools).
Conducting structured classroom observations in randomly selected schools for the purpose of gathering information regarding practices.
Conducting focus group meetings with stakeholders
Analyzing district data that includes student enrollment, student performance, class size, caseloads, work responsibilities, etc.
Reviewing staffing sufficiency, efficiency, and appropriate use of staff.
Synthesizing all of the information that will result in a comprehensive report of findings and recommendations.
Presenting the report to district & board leadership.
Let us support your school or district efforts in improving the the climate or culture of your organization by providing a comprehensive, objective, data-based evaluation that is unique to your needs and that will promote continuous improvements for all learners.