Led by the Teacher Leader, the team uses the collaborative processes and procedures developed by MSI to rate nineteen items related to the eight elements. Team members provide individual and cross-departmental evidence or examples.
Once all evidence has been considered, the team collaboratively uses the rating system to come to a mutual decision on what to rate each item based on their conversations, shared understanding and agreement.
After the rating is complete, the school has a gauge of how it supports science education. The team follows an action plan cycle to prioritize ideas that support school-wide improvements based on their ratings. The team creates an achievable and customized year-long action plan.
Members of the MSI team support Teacher Leaders as they manage the implementation of their school’s action. At the end of the year, they revisit the plan, assess changes in the ratings and consider new goals for the following year.