Don’t go it alone.
Engage colleagues, parents, and anyone else who can help create a fuller picture of your school’s successes and opportunities.
Get on the same page.
Make sure everyone on your Audit Team reviews the terminology and definitions in the back of the Opportunity Audit guide (or view them here) to ensure common understanding.
Analyze the Continuum.
Discuss what it means for an element to be Emerging, Improving, or Flourishing. Apply these ratings consistently throughout the Opportunity Audit process.
Are you ready? Make sure you download and save the Opportunity Audit in a place where you can easily find it.
Host a short meeting to present your findings and gather feedback. (Download a sample meeting agenda.) Give examples of progress and inequities in your school.
Build your team.
Recruit NEA members, parents, and community leaders who are willing to help build your district’s/school’s ESSA plan. Coordinate skills and capacity within the team to achieve your shared vision together.
Create an advocacy plan.
The Opportunity Audit is a key step in your local ESSA implementation plan.
A high-level, criteria-based tool for quickly assessing your school’s greatest assets and needs.
A deep dive into your school’s potential opportunities, grounded in the seven NEA Great Public Schools indicators.
A toolkit to help locals, leaders, and activists achieve wins for students by raising educator voices.
A guide to opportunities within ESSA, sample school board policies, resolutions, and more to help you expand opportunity for all students.