NCCAT-S

Nevada Comprehensive Curriculum Audit Tool for Schools

NCCATS Rational

- Required by Nevada Department of Education for all 3 Star and below schools.

- All schools that remain a two star school for consecutive years must complete an initial audit (completed by all staff members).

- Acceleration Zone and state want every site that has a new administrator in the last two years to have all staff participate in this process.

- Results are to be used to determine site's strengths and high priority areas for improvement.

- District and state expectations are that these high priority areas are incorporated into the School Performance Plan and utilized to determine how Title I budget is spent.

How to Score this Audit Tool!

* Select a rating for each Element

1- Area of Need (Less that 50%) FEW- Some

2- Area of Concern (50%-74%) Some to Many

3- Meets Expectation (75%-94%) Most

4- Exemplary (94% and above) All

* Select artifacts that represent a rating of Meets Expectation or Exemplary

- You only need to select 2-3 artifacts to keep this process simple

- One solid artifact would suffice

- Try not to select numerous artifacts as if audited by state we would need to show all of them....

* It's about the Conversation more than the Score!

Timeline

- Complete Part 1 (Curriculum/Instruction) individually and meet with your grade level or department team by December 18th to determine a consensus for all elements on pages 3-12. All you have to complete is the ratings and artifacts, the rest will be completed at a later time.


- Grade level/Department representatives will enter your information into an online survey during a Leadership meeting in Early January.


- Complete Parts 2 &3 (Assessment/Accountability and Leadership) individually and meet with your grade level or department team by January 30th to determine a consensus for all elements on pages 13-23. All you have to complete is the ratings and artifacts, the rest will be completed at a later time.


- Grade level/Department representatives will enter your information into an online survey during a Leadership meeting in Early February.


- Office of School Improvement will meet with the Leadership team in Late February/Early March to view survey results and complete the remaining part of this tool (Priority and Opportunity Scores).


- Admin will share and discuss completed NCATT-S tool to staff in April.