Introduction – Eastern Middle School - DEMO
The horizontal bar graphs in each section display your school's scores¹ for each indicator (in comparison to two separate benchmarks drawn from the results of the NEA KEYS 2.0 research study²).
For each indicator, the mean score is displayed as a vertical black bar while the blue horizontal bar represents one standard deviation above and below your school's average score. The standard deviation is useful as a measure of consensus or agreement among respondents completing the survey.
The first benchmark (vertical orange bar) represents the average indicator score of all schools participating in the research study and the second benchmark (vertical yellow bar) serves as a target - it is the score of the school that falls at the 90th percentile of the distribution of schools.
Click on any of the horizontal bars to view a description of the indicator as well as a list of resources, activities, and suggested discussion starters.
The narrower the bar, the greater the agreement; conversely, the wider the bar, the more disagreement among respondents. A high level of performance on all 42 indicators that comprise the six Keys is essential for becoming a quality school. For each Key, however, there are two or three indicators, highlighted by a plus sign (+) that, based on the NEA KEYS 2.0 research, are most positively correlated with high student achievement.
For each Key, some of the indicators are highlighted as "critical," meaning that, based on our research data, these indicators are most significantly related to high student achievement. For these indicators, your school's scores are also compared to the average scores of the high performing schools included in our study.
Finally, following presentation of the graphs and your school's data on the specific key, the indicators comprising the Key are described in detail. Each indicator also includes a series of questions suggested as discussion starters.
Printed Copy of Results: If you'd like to keep a copy of your results or view them offline at your convenience, choose the "Download Report" option from the menu on the left.
¹ Each Key indicator score represents a scaled average of respondents' answers to the survey questions that make up that specific indicator.
² One thousand four hundred ninety-one (1,491) respondents including teachers, education support professional and administrators from 38 schools across the country participated in the NEA KEYS 2.0 research study. The schools (28 NEA and 10 AFT) were drawn randomly from the NCES data base with the constraint that all six NEA regions be represented and that the sample include elementary, middle and high schools from urban, suburban and rural districts.