NP schools seeking input

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

North Putnam Community School Corporation is looking at how it can better serve its parents and students. This year, in preparation for an accreditation visit from North Central Association, the schools are reaching out to all members of the community for input.

North Putnam will be using a survey called KEYS, which was developed by the National Education Association in partnership with NCA. The KEYS survey takes just a few minutes to complete and is available online through the school corporation's Web site.

Teachers, staff, parents and members of the community can complete the survey at their convenience. Responses will be compiled and analyzed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each school, determine how North Putnam schools compare to other schools, pinpoint areas of needed improvement and create an informed blueprint for change.

The survey focuses on the following six KEY indicators of school success:

* Shared understanding and commitment to high goals

* Open communication and collaborative problem solving

* Continuous assessment for teaching and learning

* Personal and professional learning

* Curriculum and instruction

The online survey can be completed from any computer and will be available today through Feb. 21. To take the survey, visit the school corporation's Web site at, click on the KEYS icon and follow the directions.

If parents or community members do not have access to a computer or the Internet, call one of the North Putnam schools and access will be provided.

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