This Webinar earns 1 credit towards your IACP credit requirements
Your school’s mission and vision serve as the road map for your decisions about policies, program, schedule, admission, hiring, and all other strategic functions that determine what your school is today and where it is going. How do you know that you are, in fact, delivering your mission, or that your decisions are succeeding in forwarding the vision?
"The plural of anecdote is not data," (Roger Brinner) and yet independent schools often operate as if it were. In ISM’s work with thousands of schools across the country, we often hear statements made by the leadership that are assumed to be “facts,” but that when examined, turn out to be exaggerated or false. These false assumptions can prove very costly, both financially and culturally.
Most states do not require private-independent schools to submit to government mandated testing as a primary metric of quality and value. However, independent school accrediting agencies are increasingly requiring constituent surveys in order to assess the effectiveness of schools based on more than the school’s documentation and accreditation team observations alone. Whether or not you are required to conduct surveys as a part of your accreditation process, it is important to seek reliable, objective data in order to test your assumptions and track progress and changes over time. Fortunately, most private independent schools have the autonomy to survey what matters most—those elements that reflect your unique mission, vision, and values.
You'll cover these topics and more:
- An understanding of mission-centered survey design
- Survey best practices
- Overview of the most common and costly mistakes made by schools that fail to examine assumptions with true measures
This Webinar is designed for Heads, academic administrators, and department chairs.