A scholastic audit is a comprehensive review of the academic performance, learning environment, and organizational efficiency of schools. Audit findings can be used to determine the type and level of support necessary to improve student academic success.
Arkansas Public Schools identified as being a Priority School must participate in a scholastic audit conducted by the Arkansas Department of Education (or its designee). The scholastic audit team will make recommendations for assistance to the school and submit a comprehensive report following the site visit.
In 2014, the audit rubric was revised to provide a more user-friendly process. The rigor of the previous rubric remains. The indicators and descriptors were updated with additions based on new learning research outlined since the creation of the original rubric. The new document, Guide for Academic Review, is organized around four standards: Teaching and Learning, Climate and Culture, Leadership, and the components for Continuous Improvement. Schools can use this rubric in its entirety as a self-check on academic progress. Each standard can also be used as a focus for improvement in one specific area.
Applications are not currently being accepted for new Scholastic Audit Team members.