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Ten Commandments of Effective Schools

The research shows that effective schools possess specific success factors. These factors include the ten items listed below. At KISD our mission will be to uphold all of these standards and create a positive educational environment for our students, teachers, and community.
  1. A Philosophy and mission that is clear and shared by all stakeholders 
  2. High standards and expectations for all students 
  3. Curriculum, instruction and assessments aligned with state standards 
  4. Effective school leadership (accountability for teachers and administrators) 
  5. High levels of collaboration and communication 
  6. Focused professional development 
  7. A learning environment that is supportive and positive 
  8. High levels of parent and community involvement 
  9. Safe and orderly environment that promotes learning 
  10. Positive relationships between teachers and students