HOW TO USE A MAPSS REPORT

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Principals

Campus leaders can share data from the MAPSS report in multiple ways with different campus teams. Grade-level, content-area, and vertical teams, as well as those teams established for special initiatives, may focus on specific elements within the survey results. By sharing information found within the report, leaders can organize actions around a common purpose. The report can help empower teacher leaders and support a distributive leadership model.

Survey charts show perspectives from student groups in the four core content areas. These results highlight areas of strength and opportunities for growth. This kind of information can spark changes in practice among different content area teams.

The organization of data Critical Success Factors allow you to quickly identify your areas of greatest need. The data highlight areas for discussion where people can share knowledge and create shared meaning.

The report disaggregates information by content area and student demographic. This specificity enables deeper analysis of the data. Combining survey results with student performance data can guide planning and decision-making.


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School Faculty

School faculty may use the MAPSS report to create dialogue around school improvement. Different perspectives shown through the data can reveal a school’s current state. This can guide teachers and other school faculty on a path toward improvement.

The organization of the report allows for easy collaboration among faculty. They can filter through the report by content area and by Critical Success Factors. As they discuss findings from the report, they will have the data needed to suggest interventions in areas with opportunity.

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Professional Learning Communities

MAPSS is a strong resource to help Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) be data-driven. The report organization by content areas can guide teams to look deeply at student achievement within their content area or grade level. Student and teacher perceptions can be seen along with observation data specific to a content area.

The survey results are categorized in sections, like school climate, family engagement, and six others. School-wide committees in these areas will be able to use their section in future planning.

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District Leadership

MAPSS provides several perspectives of the current state of the campus. District leaders will see input from principals, teachers, students, parents, and from the MAPSS team members. The analysis of these data can provide a powerful communication tool for campus and district leaders. Districts can use the report to work with their campus to strategically align improvement efforts. The data in the MAPSS report can reveal needs for targeted professional development and resource allocation.

The MAPSS survey questions are designed to reveal the mindsets of staff and their readiness for change. The results provide insight into teachers' mindset toward first- or second-order change. First-order changes address improvements within the existing culture of the campus. Second-order change shows the willingness to change the current system of belief and results in a cultural shift. Understanding teachers’ mindsets can inform how to best undertake improvement efforts and Promote changes in adult behaviors to improve the culture for students.

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School Improvement Teams

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The MAPSS report data can help support an atmosphere where staff base discussion on a shared purpose of improving areas where growth is needed. The data provide a way of opening conversation around campus issues. Information about the perceptions of stakeholders can provide a means of adjusting the improvement plan. This discussion can assist the group to make focused decisions and get people moving forward together.

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Strategic Planning Teams

The organization around Critical Success Factors provides a common vocabulary for improvement. The report format help determine needs and developing plans based on data. Sections of the report can be used as focus areas for the strategic plan work.

Perception data from parents, teachers, and students can provide insights that can assist in creating actions for change. Discussion of these data can assist in making focused decisions to get people moving forward together.