A mission statement is why we're here and a vision statement says where we'd like to be. It's our driving force. We should own it. It should be simple, realistic, and straightforward.
Organizational culture: 'how we do things here'.
We need leaders to craft space for teachers.
We need self-observation as well as pure observations.
We need infrastructure for PLC type of learning.
Results on one test don't tell you everything you need to know, but it does tell you something.
What are you taking away from collaboration? Do you want collaboration? Are you comfortable with observations?
Are we really willing to commit to everyday, continuous improvement?