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Practice:

Evaluate implementation to document what you


are doing
Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments

SAMPLE MATERIAL: Magnet Program Implementation Interview Protocol

Purpose: You can review these sample interview questions as


a starting point for developing questions for your own
implementation evaluation. They may also be useful
when you meet with your evaluator to brainstorm
interview questions specific to the theme of each of your
magnet programs.

Source: Metis Associates, for New York City School District 22.
(2007). District 22 Magnet Program Implementation
Interview Protocol.

Note: The protocol was used to interview magnet


planning team members and school principals about
the planning and implementation of the new magnet
program.

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Practice: Evaluate implementation to document what you
are doing
Key Action: Select appropriate and practical instruments

District 22 Magnet Program Implementation Interview Protocol


PS 217 (International School of Arts and Letters)
Date and Time of School Visit: __________________________

1. Can you provide a brief introduction to PS 217?


a. Describe the student population, local community, staff, educational philosophy, challenges, etc.
b. Please describe the former Communication Arts Technology magnet program.
c. Describe the existing arts and writing instruction in the school.
d. What are the goals or vision for the magnet program?
i. How will it build on the existing magnet program?
ii. How will it build on the existing arts and writing instruction?

2. Describe what planning has occurred for the magnet program thus far.
a. Has a magnet planning team been developed? If yes, who comprises the team? If no, are there
plans to create a team and when?
b. Have there been any planning meetings? When? What occurred?
c. Has there been any curriculum planning/development around the magnet theme? When? What
occurred?

3. Has the school community been introduced to the new magnet program? How?
a. If no, how do you plan to make staff aware of the magnet program? When?
b. If no, how do you plan to make families (parents and students) aware of the program? When?

4. Have you conducted any student outreach and recruitment activities (such as presentations at
preschools, open houses, publications, etc.)?
a. If yes, please describe.
b. If no, are any planned?

5. What has been accomplished or implemented through magnet program planning?


a. Establishment of lower/upper house
b. Visual arts, music, theater cycles of instruction
c. Infusion of technology to enhance arts instruction
d. Development of international theme through school-based experiences or trips
e. Outreach to proposed partners/develop partnerships
i. Rotunda Gallery
ii. Making Books Sing
iii. Frick Collection
iv. Metropolitan Opera
v. Brooklyn Public Library
vi. Brooklyn Children’s Museum
f. Extended day program (art disciplines)

6. What magnet or theme-related professional development has occurred or is planned?


a. Lead teacher training in art disciplines
b. Turnkey training for other staff
c. Fordham Univ. (ESL)
d. St. Johns (learning styles)
e. ARTtime
f. Others

7. What else has been accomplished/planned for the magnet program thus far?
a. What are the goals for planning/implementation for the rest of the school year?