The Five Essentials puzzle is all red. Does this mean the school is bad?
Even if the school’s performance is weak this year, you can look deeper to uncover possible areas of strength. Dig deeper to look at individual measures and still deeper to see responses to individual questions. Even if an essential score is red, there may be particular measures that are not. Furthermore, even if a measure score is red, there may be responses to individual questions that are not. Finally, there may be many reasons why the puzzle is all red. For example, a principal may have implemented new and unpopular strategies. Or, a principal may be new to the school.