The following tools will help you as you scale-up your system of community schools:
Benchmarks for each function help community and school site leaders as well as intermediary entities track their capacity-building as they work to scale up community school systems.
Scaling Up School and Community Partnerships is filled with stories from the field that illustrate how community school initiatives have scaled up their local initiatives. The stories are all available on the web-based guide, and new stories are being added all the time. However, this document may be useful to those who want to focus on the experiences of others as they work their way through the 6-stage scale-up process.
HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE MAKING PROGRESS:
How You Know if you are Making Progress - All Stages
A copy of the graphic as well as descriptions of the community-wide and school-site leadership groups and the intermediary group.
Describes the four characteristics of effective scale-up: shared ownership, spread, depth, and sustainability. Includes the process for scale-up spiral.
A description of the functions outlined in Part II: A Framework for Scale-Up
Tool from Stage 1, Milestone 2
Includes stage name, milestones, things to think about, pitfalls, and how you know if you are making progress for each stage.