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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Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization, 2022

Report ● May 10, 2022

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 January 2022, 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 ● May 10, 2022

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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STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence

Report ● May 10, 2022

This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to reduce sexual violence (SV) and its consequences. These strategies focus on promoting social norms that protect against violence; teaching skills to prevent SV; providing opportunities, both economic and social, to empower and support girls and women; creating protective environments; and supporting victims/survivors to lessen harm. The strategies represented in this package include those with a focus on preventing SV from happening in the first place as well as approaches to lessen the immediate and long-term harms of SV. 

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The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

Report ● May 10, 2022

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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