Research & Reports

ISM's Research and Reports
ISM's Research and Reports

Develop strategies based on sound research and analysis germane to private schools.

ISM’s continuous research is at the core of our theory, workshops, and consultations, and is the driving force behind Ideas & Perspectives and our other publications. We analyze our own survey and report information, and routinely peruse statistics and data developed by the government and other educational organizations.

ISM's goal is to provide various resources of relevance to private schools, sharing information and advice to help them prosper. 

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Indicators of School Crime and Safety

Report ● September 17, 2019

Establishing reliable indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators are important in ensuring the safety of our nation’s students. This is the aim of Indicators of School Crime and Safety. Although much of this rep...

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Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization

Report ● September 17, 2019

The IRS requires that nonprofit organizations meet specific standards and procedures to maintain their 501c3 statuses. As a private-independent school, you must adhere to those regulations. Revised in 2019, the updated guidelines in this report provide all the information you need.  

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Teacher Turnover: Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It

Report ● September 17, 2019

Teacher attrition and turnover takes a toll on schools and students. Schools often respond by hiring inexperienced or unqualified teachers, increasing class sizes, or cutting class offerings, all of which impact student learning. Although this report focuses on public schools, many of the elements d...

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The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Report ● September 17, 2019

Developed by the U.S. Department of Education for postsecondary institutions, much of the information in these guidelines are applicable in private-independent schools and their campuses. You can tailor many of your policies and procedures based on the handbook's reporting recommendations on discipl...

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