External Visitation Team
The overall purpose of an external team visit is to assist the host school in selecting or fulfilling continuous improvement goals and plans by adding an outside, objective view of the continuous improvement procedures of the school. There is a degree of validation of the work of local committees, but the primary purpose is to enlist the professional advice of colleagues from outside the district. The relationship is therefore collegial, not supervisory nor evaluative. It should result in an increased depth of understanding for moving forward to achieve school improvement goals.