School Academic Rigor and Support Self-Assessment Tool

Teachers, thank you for your participation in this survey. Your feedback offers invaluable insight for decisions regarding school improvement.



  1. For each statement below, indicate if you feel it is somewhat important to our school (1), important to our school (2), or very important to our school (3).

            1 2 3      
      School has a challenging curriculum that engages students. somewhat important very important  
      There is a rigorous core curriculum that reflects college readiness standards. somewhat important very important  
      Students cannot get by with taking low-level unchallenging courses. somewhat important very important  
      Graduation requirements reflect school expectations that all students complete a rigorous academic program. somewhat important very important  
      There are a substantial number of advanced placement (AP) courses somewhat important very important  
      There are a substantial number of honors courses. somewhat important very important  
      All students are encouraged to enroll in AP courses. somewhat important very important  
      The school has a strong mathematics program. somewhat important very important  
      The school no longer offers lower level math courses. somewhat important very important  
      The school has a strong science program. somewhat important very important  
      The school has eliminated low-level or remedial-type sections or courses. somewhat important very important  
      The school has put in place mechanisms to ensure that students can meet more stringent core course requirements.  somewhat important very important  
      Students have the opportunities to take college classes through duel-enrollment program with local (community) college credit. somewhat important very important  
      The school has an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. somewhat important very important  
      The school has established new learning opportunities through internships, community service. somewhat important very important  
      Teachers are oriented/trained/prepared to make real-world curriculum engaging. somewhat important very important  
      The school has opportunities for teachers to interact and collaborate with one another. somewhat important very important  
      The school has supports in place to ensure student academic success. somewhat important very important  
      The school provides a welcoming, caring, and hopeful atmosphere. somewhat important very important  
      The school identifies students who are having difficulty making the grade in order to offer them extra academic support. somewhat important very important  
      Teachers are available before and after school or during lunch hours to coach and support students. somewhat important very important  
      The school offers Saturday school. somewhat important very important  
      The school provides college application guidance and support. somewhat important very important  
      The school treats all students as if they were college bound. somewhat important very important  
      The school frees up class time for counselors to talk and work with student on career and education goals. somewhat important very important  
      The school invites representitives of postsecondary institutions to meet with students on site. somewhat important very important  
      The school helps families identify sources of financial support. somewhat important very important  


  1. For each statement below, indicate if you feel it barely exists at our school (1), somewhat exists at our school (2), or fully exists at our school.

            1 2 3      
      School has a challenging curriculum that engages students. barely exists fully exists  
      There is a rigorous core curriculum that reflects college readiness standards. barely exists fully exists  
      Students cannot get by with taking low-level unchallenging courses. barely exists fully exists  
      Graduation requirements reflect school expectations that all students complete a rigorous academic program. barely exists fully exists  
      There are a substantial number of advanced placement (AP) courses barely exists fully exists  
      There are a substantial number of honors courses. barely exists fully exists  
      All students are encouraged to enroll in AP courses. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has a strong mathematics program. barely exists fully exists  
      The school no longer offers lower level math courses. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has a strong science program. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has eliminated low-level or remedial-type sections or courses. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has put in place mechanisms to ensure that students can meet more stringent core course requirements.  barely exists fully exists  
      Students have the opportunities to take college classes through duel-enrollment program with local (community) college credit. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has an International Baccalaureate (IB) program. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has established new learning opportunities through internships, community service. barely exists fully exists  
      Teachers are oriented/trained/prepared to make real-world curriculum engaging. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has opportunities for teachers to interact and collaborate with one another. barely exists fully exists  
      The school has supports in place to ensure student academic success. barely exists fully exists  
      The school provides a welcoming, caring, and hopeful atmosphere. barely exists fully exists  
      The school identifies students who are having difficulty making the grade in order to offer them extra academic support. barely exists fully exists  
      Teachers are available before and after school or during lunch hours to coach and support students. barely exists fully exists  
      The school offers Saturday school. barely exists fully exists  
      The school provides college application guidance and support. barely exists fully exists  
      The school treats all students as if they were college bound. barely exists fully exists  
      The school frees up class time for counselors to talk and work with student on career and education goals. barely exists fully exists  
      The school invites representitives of postsecondary institutions to meet with students on site. barely exists fully exists  
      The school helps families identify sources of financial support. barely exists fully exists