Measure District Readiness 
Congratulations on completing the first step to creating your district's FRS action plan. Now that your district has a team, you are ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Step 2 walks each team through assessing the district's readiness for implementing personalized student-centered learning.

Task 1: Take the District Leadership Self-Assessment as a Team
Estimated time: 2.5-3 Hours

Schedule a meeting with your FRS planning team. Before the meeting, distribute a copy of the self-assessment so that each member can think through the items and select responses that resonate with their understanding of the district. Use one computer connected to a projector so the team can read and discuss each question before the FRS project manager submits responses representing the thoughts of the group. (Note: The full assessment process takes between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on the length of discussion.)

Click "Take the Readiness Assessment" in the menu to complete the District Leadership Self-Assessment.

Pro Tip 1:  It is essential that the FRS district leadership self-assessment is completed by a group that represents a cross-section of leaders in the district. It is not intended to be completed by a single person; responses should be representative of many voices. (Additional tip: Provide sweet treats and caffeine to entice great discussion!)

Pro Tip 2: The district's FRS project manager should facilitate data collection and team discussion. The project manager should encourage all participants to voice their opinions, especially if they disagree. It is vital that each team member represents a unique perspective in the district. An imperative part of the planning process is to create an environment where a culture of respect and trust is the norm.

Task 2: Analyze and Discuss the District's Readiness Report
Estimated time: 1 to 1.5 Hours

Your team’s results are ready! Click "Reports" on the menu to review the results. Project managers are encouraged to export the report to PDF format and distribute it to the district leadership team prior to scheduling a face-to-face meeting. During the meeting, the team can review the report as a group. Here's a sample report to give you an idea of what your team can expect to see.

While analyzing the results, district teams should work collaboratively through the following guiding questions before moving on to Step 3.

  • Which results were most surprising? Which results confirmed your thinking? 
  • What is our district doing well based on these readiness levels?
  • What problems of practice or challenges do the findings highlight?
  • Which gears in the framework are of the highest priority for the district?
  • What other stakeholders should join the conversation for each of the gear areas? 

Pro Tip 1: Visit the Framework page to review the descriptions of each FRS Gear and its corresponding readiness rubric. District leadership teams should use this information to answer the guiding questions above and to inform Steps 3 and 4 of the planning process. 

Done with Step 2? Go to Step 3 to gather stakeholder input.

Back to Step 1  |  Questions on Step 2? Contact us at [email protected].