The research-base for the PAR process consists of five major themes that guide the review of school data, general observations, interviews, and group sessions conducted during the on-site visit. These themes reflect the school reform literature and the proven policies and practices found in successful schools through out the nation.
The district and school staff, business and organization partners, and community stakeholders work collaboratively to support a clear philosophy, mission, goals, and set of values.
The school leadership, in collaboration with staff and other community stakeholders, provides direction for increasing student achievement through continuous school improvement including opportunities for professional development for all staff.
Curriculum guides, support materials, instructional strategies, and assessment procedures and activities are aligned to support student learning.
The district and school have a comprehensive school and community-based support structure related to student learning for all students and their families.
School facilities, including the availability and use of the latest learning technologies, are adequate and located on a campus that is safe and managed as a caring and violence-free environment.