Educational Leadership

  

To prepare for this Assignment, review the module reading “Equity Audits: A Practical Leadership Tool for Developing Equitable and Excellent Schools” (Bode et al., 2012, pp. 117-142). Identify data/indicator sources of culturally responsive education practices from your educational context. Detailed guidelines for developing your response to this assignment can be found in this document: Equity Audit Tool Instructions.
Equity Audit Tool Instructions
The purpose of an Equity Audit Tool is to assist you, as a leader for positive social change, in recognizing significant and persistent patterns of inequity within your school or district.  
To prepare for this Assignment review the module reading “Equity Audits: A Practical Leadership Tool for Developing Equitable and Excellent Schools.” 
Instructions:
Your Equity Audit Tool must address the following three dimensions: 
Dimension 1: Teacher/Educator Quality Equity
Possible indicators include: 
o  Mobility
o  Master’s +
o  Average Experience
o  Not Certified
Dimension 2: Programmatic Equity
Possible indicators include: 
o  Special Education
o  Gifted & Talented Education
o  Bilingual Education
o  Student Discipline
Dimension 3: Achievement Equity 
Possible indicators include: 
o  5) State achievement test results
o  6) Dropout rates
o  7) High school graduation tracks
o  8) SAT/ACT/AP/IB results
Note: The dimensions and indicators above may differ depending on the learning context. For the purposes of this assignment, use the three dimensions identified. You may vary the indicators under each dimension as long as there is a data source from which to analyze culturally responsive practices.
Your paper should include the following five sections:
Section 1: Introduction 
Describe your learning context (e.g., the teacher/educator staffing structure, programs offered, and how achievement is measured). 
Section 2: Teacher Quality Equity
Identify a minimum of three data/indicator sources available in your learning context that provide meaningful information about teacher quality equity. Explain when and how each of the data sources is collected and how each is an indicator of culturally responsive education practices relevant to your specific context. Use and cite the literature and Learning Resources from this module and your own readings.
Section 3: Programmatic Equity 
Identify a minimum of three data/indicator sources available in your learning context that provide meaningful information about program equity. Explain when and how each of the data sources is collected. 
Briefly explain how each is an indicator of culturally responsive education practices relevant to your specific context. Use and cite the literature and Learning Resources from this module, and your own readings, in your response.
Section 4: Achievement Equity
Identify a minimum of three data/indicator sources available in your learning context that provide meaningful information about achievement equity. Explain when and how each of the data sources is collected. 
Briefly explain how each is an indicator of culturally responsive education practices relevant to your specific context. Use and cite the literature and Learning Resources from this module, and your own readings, in your response.
Section 5: Operationalizing Equity Audits
Describe how you would approach each of the following six steps for operationalizing your equity audit in your context (Skrla et al., 2010): 
1. Creating a committee of relevant stakeholders.
2. Presenting the data to the committee and have everyone graph the data.
3. Discussing the meaning of the data, possible use of experts, led by a facilitator.
4. Discussing potential solutions, possible use of experts, led by a facilitator.
5. Implementing solution(s).
6. Monitoring and evaluating results.
Section 6: Reflection
Explain the Equity Audit Tool.

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