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About the SSP-LO

The School Success Profile Learning Organization (SSP-LO) is an online survey designed by Dr. Gary Bowen. Unlike the ESSP and SSP which are student focused surveys, the SSP-LO is administered to a school's teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, student support staff, and other employees. This online survey assesses learning organizations, particularly in school settings. The goal of this newest online survey is to utilize the results to create a school climate more conducive to student learning and growth.

 

Learning organizations are associated with a core set of conditions and processes that support the ability to value and acquire information and tacit knowledge from employees and stakeholders. Ideally, then, the organization uses this knowledge to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to achieve performance goals for individual students and the school as a whole.

 

In a learning organization, actions are purposeful behaviors and patterns of interaction in members' approaches to work. These behaviors and patterns provide opportunities for learning, but they also demonstrate shared responsibility within the organization and a collective competence in addressing organizational goals.

 

There are six dimensions that are associated with the action domain. These are; team orientation, innovation, involvement, information flow, tolerance for error, and results orientation.

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The sentiments of a learning organization are the collective expressions of positive regard, emotions, and attitudes among organizational members. These expressions arise through interactions and interpersonal connections and that encourage, support, and reinforce internal integration and social harmony.

 

The sentiments domain also includes six dimensions. These dimensions are defined as; common purpose, respect, cohesion, trust, mutual support, and optimism.

 

The SSP-LO survey tool also measures six items that assess employees' perceptions of self and school: health, job satisfaction, perceived control over results at the school, plans to continue employment at the school, and actual and potential performance of the school in addressing the learning needs of all students.

 

This survey is not yet available online. If you are interested in utilizing this assessment it is available in hard copy format. Please contact School Success Online for further information on how you can implement the Learning Organization survey for your school.

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