Technical Assistance Visit
The purpose of a technical assistance visit is to help school leaders and teachers take stock of where they are and where they want to go in school improvement. A technical assistance visit is not evaluative; rather, it represents efforts by the visiting team and the school to improve student learning
If your school is scheduled for a technical assistance visit, the site coordinator and the school staff can take steps to ensure a beneficial experience. Please review and complete the appropriate materials below. The guide explains “who does what” and describes expectations before, during and after the visit.
A technical assistance visit team is composed of academic and career/technical teachers, a superintendent or a principal, a principal from a feeder middle grades school, a counselor, a business leader, a postsecondary administrator or teacher, and at least one person from the state department of education. Occasionally, a local school board member, a parent or a state legislator may serve on the team. Site leaders choose representatives from business or industry and postsecondary education.
For more information, contact your HSTW or MMGW state coordinator, who will provide support and help select team members.