Diagnostic site visits are a common evaluation tool for schools across the United States. The goal of site visits is to provide schools with a comprehensive third-party evaluation of policies and practices that impact school quality beyond test scores and assist in school improvement planning. The following report contains a protocol for conducting diagnostic site visits in the state of Idaho.
The report is based on the standards to be evaluated during the site visits: faculty and staff, curriclum and instruction, communication and culture, governance, and finance.
Also included are:
- Methods of standard evaluation
- Evaluation reporting expectations
- Evidence of standard indicators
- Scoring sheets and key
- Interview question examples
Hall, McAllister; Larsen, Benjamin; and Crossgrove Fry, Vanessa, "Idaho Diagnostic Site Visit Protocol 2020" (2020). Idaho Policy Institute Reports. 37.