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Phase 2 - Section A: Readiness Assessment


Section A of Phase 2 involves completing a Readiness Assessment. The Readiness Assessment has 11 items that each school is required to fully complete to demonstrate that they are ready to engage in the work of the BPEG. This rubric will be used by reviewers to evaluate those applications selected into Phase 2. Below you will find the criteria for Section A as well as a walkthrough for each item.

Phase 2 Section A



Section A.1 asks about the applicant's completion of the Readiness Assessment overall. A score of 0 is given if the applicant did not complete all items. This would also include if Item 11 does not have any evidence provided showing the percentage of staff reporting being committed to bullying prevention efforts. A score of 4 is awarded if all of the items were completed, but need additional clarification. For example, if in Phase 1 of the application, the evidence-based bullying prevention curriculum for the school is not the same as the curriculum listed on Item 10, additional clarification would be needed. Finally, a score of 7 is awarded if all of the items are completed and of a high quality. 


Section A.2 asks specifically about Item 2 on the Readiness Assessment. This item asks applicants to report the members that will be on their Bullying Prevention Committee (BPC). There are two roles already filled in on the Readiness Assessment: one for an Administrator and one for a family member. To earn the full 7 points possible on this item, a family member and an administrator must be listed as members of the BPC for the upcoming year. This means that during the spring of 2019, the school will need to reach out to families to see if anyone would be willing to serve on the BPC as the family member. A score of 4 points is awarded if only the administrator or the family member role is completed. No points will be awarded if neither an administrator or family member is listed as being on the BPC.  


Section A.3 asks about Item 11 on the Readiness Assessment. Item 11 requires the school to survey its staff to determine how committed the school is to engaging in bullying prevention for the next three years of the grant. This means that school leaders will need to inform all school staff about the grant, it's requirements (e.g., teaching bullying prevention lessons to all students), and conduct a brief survey to determine their commitment to the grant work. This staff survey could be something as simple as the results page from a Google Form survey that has been sent out to all staff. To receive full points on this item, evidence of the staff survey must be provided and show that 80% or more of staff are committed to bullying prevention efforts. A score of 4 points will be awarded if evidence of a staff survey is provided but shows less than 80% of staff are invested in the work. Finally, a score of 0 will be awarded if if this item is not completed.

Note: If no evidence is provided for Section A.3, the applicant will receive a score of 0 on this item.