Improve student achievement in elementary, middle and high schools
How citizens measure success sets the decision framework. For example, longer life expectancy or lower incidence of disease would indicate to most people that the population was healthier. Similarly, high employment rates usually signal that the economy is doing well.
Research and experience suggest that certain strategies are more likely to help us achieve the identified success indicators. We evaluate whether currently budgeted strategies and activities accomplish what was intended.
Develop a Results-Based Prioritization of Activities
This framework provides the criteria for choosing activities that best accomplish desired outcomes. With limited resources, we invest in activities that connect to chosen strategies.
1. Reduce gaps in student achievement
2. Improving Student Achievement Over Time
3. Increasing the High School Graduation Rate
Access to quality early learning and education
Support families as important teachers
Connections and partnerships with communities and schools
Strategic and individualized preparation
Focused and aligned content, curriculum, instruction and assessment
Innovative teaching and learning strategies, including technology
High school connections to colleges and jobs
Engage students and families in future planning
Rigorous and relevant learning opportunities
Family and community involvement
Collaborative environment focused on shared goals and continuous improvement
Development of strong educational leaders