Free online school evaluation tool

ASCD has unveiled the free, online ASCD School Improvement Tool, which is based on a whole-child approach to education.

The online tool offers educators a comprehensive needs assessment and connects administrators and teacher leaders with targeted professional development resources such as books, online courses, and action tools.

Found online at, the tool launches a 15-minute survey that evaluates a school's strengths and weaknesses in areas of

  • School climate and culture,
  • Curriculum and instruction,
  • Leadership,
  • Family and community engagement,
  • Professional development and staff capacity,
  • Assessment, and
  • Ability to provide and sustain a whole child approach to education across all aspects of the school experience.

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