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Self-Assessment Tool for Schools

To assist public schools in assessing whether they are effectively promoting both legal literacy and religious literacy, Dr. Nathan C. Walker prepared a self-assessment tool for schools to use to grade their progress on ten measurable objectives. The first five criteria consist of the legal parameters that schools need to meet and the second set of five assess the effectiveness of the academic teaching about religion. 

  • Criteria 1. State laws and school policies
  • Criteria 2. Teacher preparation and teacher behavior
  • Criteria 3. Curricula, books, supplemental resources
  • Criteria 4. Students’ rights and responsibilities
  • Criteria 5. Parents’ rights and responsibilities Part II. Religious Literacy Pedagogies
  • Criteria 6. Application of the Four Approaches
  • Criteria 7. Effective use of lectures, exercises, discussions
  • Criteria 8. Effective use of multimedia, technology
  • Criteria 9. Effectives of out-of-class assignments
  • Criteria 10. Measurement of students’ learning outcomes

First Amendment Coaches

The First Amendment specialists at 1791 Delegates and ReligionAndPublicLife.com are available to convene stakeholders to conduct this self-assessment. They are available to coach school leaders and educators in developing policies and practices that promote both legal literacy and religious literacy in public schools. Contact us to learn more.

Self-Assessment Exercise
Calculate School's Preliminary Grade

Though this self-assessment process, a school will calculate a preliminary grade. Stakeholders require schools to increase the scores within six months. The self-assessment will be completed annually by the end of each academic year. Principles can choose when to release the findings of the scores; however, any citizen can request a copy of the preliminary findings. Grading scale: Key: A (90 to 100); B (80 to 89); C (70–79); D (60–69); F (0–59).

Sample Score Card

Part I. Legal Parameters

Score

Grade

Criteria 1. State laws and school policies

7

C

Criteria 2. Teacher preparation and teacher rights

8

B

Criteria 3. Curricula, books, supplemental resources

9

A

Criteria 4. Students’ rights and responsibilities

10

A

Criteria 5. Parents’ rights and responsibilities

9

A

Part II. Religious Literacy Pedagogies

Score

Grade

Criteria 6. Application of the Four Approaches

8

B

Criteria 7. Effective use of lectures, exercises, discussions

8

B

Criteria 8. Effective use of multimedia, technology

9

A

Criteria 9. Effectives of out-of-class assignments

8

B

Criteria 10. Measurement of students’ learning outcomes

8

B

Total

84

B

Part I. Legal Parameters
Measuring a School's Legal Commitments

Criteria 1. State Laws and School Policies
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

"Religious literacy education" is defined in state law and in school district policies as a "fundamental civic competency." The legal definition of religious literacy education should draw upon the national consensus statements endorsed by twenty-one national education, civil liberties and religious groups disseminated by the U.S. Department of Education in 2000 to every public school in the country.

▸ Our school district's approach to religion is academic, not devotional;

▸ We strive for student awareness of religions, but does not press for student acceptance of any religion;

▸ We sponsor the study about religion, not the practice of religion;

▸ We expose students to a diversity of religious views, but may not impose any particular view;

▸ We educate about all religions, we do not promote or denigrate any religion;

▸ We inform students about religious beliefs, it does not seek to conform students to any particular belief.

Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

"Religious literacy education" is defined in state law or in school district policies as a fundamental civic competency. (See gold standard.)

Grade C: Warning

No law or school policy about religious literacy education. In law, policy, or practice, there is a reasonable perception of religious coercion; giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion; advancing or inhibiting religion; or repressing religious animosity (not to be confused with an academic critique).

Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

In law, policy, or practice, there is a single incident of religious coercion; giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion; advancing or inhibiting religion; or repressing religious animosity (not to be confused with an academic critique).

Grade: Unconstitutional

In law, policy, or practice, there is evidence of a pattern of religious coercion; giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion; advancing or inhibiting religion; or fueling religious animosity, social hostilities, or violence.
Criteria 2. Teacher Training and Continued Education
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

The state legislature and school requires all educators who teach about religion in a public schools must receive both religious literacy training in religious studies and First Amendment education about the legal parameters of religion and public schools.

Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

The state legislature or school the school board requires all educators who teach about religion in a public school to receive at least religious literacy training in religious studies.

Grade C: Warning

Either, training required or offered to educators. And/or, a warning is issued to a teacher if there is any reasonable perception of religious coercion, or proselytization, giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion, advancing or inhibiting religion, or expressing religious animosity.

Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

Evidence of a single incident of a public employee engaging in religious coercion, or proselytization, giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion, advancing or inhibiting religion, or expressing religious animosity.

Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

Evidence of a pattern of school employees engaging in religious coercion, or proselytization, giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion, advancing, or inhibiting religion, or expressing religious animosity.

Criteria 3. Curricula, Books, Media, Supplemental Resources
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

State legislature or school board requires curricula, textbooks and supplemental resources, including multimedia, to abide by the legal parameters set by the First Amendment and the academic standards in the field of religious studies. The school offers religious-studies electives and religious-studies lessons across the curriculum. All relevant classrooms and teacher lounges post the consensus statement about the academic study of religion.

Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

State legislature or school board requires curricula, textbooks and supplemental resources, including multimedia, to abide by the legal parameters set by the First Amendment or the academic standards in the field of religious studies. Offers religious-studies electives or lessons across the curriculum.

Grade C: Warning

The source material creates the reasonable perception of religious coercion; or proselytization; giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion; advancing or inhibiting religion; or repressing religious animosity (not to be confused with an academic critique). The absence of any religious studies electives and religious studies lessons taught across the curriculum.

Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

The source material results in a single incident of religious coercion, or proselytization, giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion, advancing or inhibiting religion, expression of religious animosity. A failing grade is issued when relying on non-academic sources.

Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

The source material shows a pattern of religious coercion, or proselytization, giving preference of one religion over another or non-religion over religion, advancing or inhibiting religion, or expressing religious animosity.

Criteria 4. Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

Either a state law or school board policy that allows students to express their right of conscience and withdraw from the religious literacy program. The opt-out policy explicitly states that one's inalienable right of conscience is afforded to students who identify with any religion or none at all.

Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

At the classroom level, if the religious studies course or lesson is required, educators must give students reasonable accommodations to opt-out.

Grade C: Warning

The existence of an opt-out policy is not enough. Failure to notify the students about the opt-out policy results in a grade C.

Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

No opt-out policy for students.

Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

No opt-out policy, procedure, or practice for students to withdraw.

Criteria 5. Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

Opt-out policy in either state law or school board policy that allows parents to express their right of conscience and withdraw their children from the school’s religious literacy program. Require parental consent for all field trips. Give parents the opportunity to take an adult version of the religious literacy program after hours.

Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

If the religious studies course or lesson is required, parents must have reasonable accommodations to withdraw their child.

Grade C: Warning

Failure to notify parents about opt-out policy. Failure to collect parental consent forms for field trips.

Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

No opt-out policy for parents. No parental consent for field trips.

Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

No opt-out policy, procedure, or practice for parents to withdraw their students.

Part II. Religious Literacy Pedagogies
Measuring Effectiveness of Teaching

Criteria 6. Application of the Four Approaches
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

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Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

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Grade C: Warning

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Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

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Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

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Criteria 7. Effective Use of Lectures, Exercises, Discussions
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

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Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

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Grade C: Warning

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Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

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Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

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Criteria 8. Effective Use of Multimedia and Technology
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

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Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

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Grade C: Warning

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Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

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Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

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Criteria 9. Effectives of Out-of-Class Assignments
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

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Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

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Grade C: Warning

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Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

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Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

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Criteria 10. Measurement of Students’ Learning Outcomes
  • 10 points
  • 8 points
  • 7 points
  • 5 points
  • 0 points

Grade A: Gold Standard

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Grade B: Legally Helpful but Improvement Needed

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Grade C: Warning

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Grade F: Legal Citation and Probation

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Grade: Termination, Unconstitutional

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Part III. Resources

First Amendment Coaches

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Sample State Laws and School Policies

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Teacher Training Opportunities

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Resources: Curricula, Books, Media

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1791 Delegates presents,
“The Religious Literacy Rubric,”
a self-assessment tool developed by
First Amendment specialist,
Nathan C. Walker, Ed.D.