Integrated Field Reviews

Since 2016, each Vermont supervisory union or school district has taken part in the Integrated Field Review (IFR) process. The IFR is an in-person examination of the implementation of Vermont’s Education Quality Standards. The IFR happens once every three years for each of Vermont's Supervisory Unions/Districts. (SU/SD)

The IFR is conducted by a team of educators from neighboring school systems, working together with AOE staff. They visit the SU/SD for a day-long, in-person visit. The visiting team records what they read, learn from interviews and observe.

The IFR team issues a final report written at the end of an Integrated Field Review. The report features two SU/SD level commendations and recommendations in each of the five domains of the Education Quality Standards.

The Integrated Field Review process has five primary objectives:

  • to understand continuous improvement efforts and local decisions regarding Education Quality Standards implementation;
  • to recognize the full range of outcomes we expect schools to deliver;
  • to identify promising practices to share with other school systems;
  • to create networking opportunities among geographically proximate school systems; and
  • to build a collective responsibility for all students in Vermont.

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IFR Testimonials

It was helpful to see another school district and all of the great things they are doing. It was also helpful to be thinking about the different domains and how we could improve these at my school.” -2017-18 IFR Participant

The most helpful part of the Integrated Field Review for me was the networking with other school personnel and seeing how others are implementing the Education Quality Standards.” -2017-18 IFR Participant

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