Implementation and Outcome Goals for 2019-20

The Anchor Goals in Action Plan 3.0 establish the goals and values that drive our work.  Each year, Outcome Goals and Implementation Goals are set to help us work together to achieve the Anchor Goals. The Outcome Goals and Implementation Goals vary slightly for each type of school. Click the list below to jump to the outcome or implementation goals for each school type:

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K-5 Schools:  Outcome Goals

All grades (for all ESSA student groups)

  1. At least 60% of students will attend school 95% of days or more.

Grades K-3 (for all ESSA student groups)

2. At least 70% of Kindergarten students and 50% of 1st and 2nd-grade students will score at target by the Spring aimswebPlus assessment.
3. 100% of Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students will demonstrate one year of growth through a comparison of Q1 and Q4 independent reading levels.
4. At least 40% of 3rd-grade students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
5. 100% of K-2 students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.
6. At least 90% of 3rd-grade students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.

Grades 4-5 (for all ESSA student groups)

7. At least 60% of students will score at target by the Spring aimswebPlus assessment.
8. 100% of students will demonstrate one year of growth through a comparison of Q1 and Q4 independent reading levels.
9. At least 36% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
10. At least 24% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Math PSSA.
11. At least 90% of students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.


K-5 Schools:  Implementation Goals

Grades K-5

  1. Every principal will ensure that their school utilizes strategies that: promote single school culture, prioritize building positive relationships with students, focus on reinforcing positive behaviors and meet student social and emotional needs.
  2. Every principal will create a schedule that: (a) encourages meaningful common planning/grade group meetings for all K-5 teachers at regular intervals, and (b) focuses on literacy, math, attendance, behavior, and socio-emotional learning.
  3. Every principal will regularly monitor student reading levels, benchmarks, AIMSweb/DRA2 results, and progress on each classroom’s implementation of literacy best practices, and regularly adapt and redeploy supports as needed.
  4. Every K-5 teacher will implement a daily 120-minute literacy block that includes all of the following components: Read-Alouds/Modeled Writing, Shared Reading/Writing, Guided Reading/Writing, and Independent Reading/Writing.  Every K-2 teacher will also implement phonics instruction.
  5. Every principal will ensure that all 3rd-grade students have the opportunity to visit a college campus.
  6. Every assistant superintendent will review literacy results at least quarterly, with each principal, and adapt and redeploy supports as needed.
  7. All assistant superintendents and principals will ensure the stability and continuity of our trained K-5 workforce; barring exceptional circumstances. Note: K-3 teachers who have successfully completed the Early Literacy Summer Institute will not be assigned to teach a different grade level.
  8. All Chiefs will regularly support and monitor progress toward the outcome and implementation goals and other priorities identified by the Superintendent.

K-8 Schools:  Outcome Goals

All grades (for all ESSA student groups)

  1. At least 60% of students will attend school 95% of days or more.

Grades K-3 (for all ESSA student groups)

2. At least 70% of Kindergarten students and 50% of 1st and 2nd-grade students will score at target by the Spring aimswebPlus assessment.
3. 100% of Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade students will demonstrate one year of growth through a comparison of Q1 and Q4 independent reading levels.
4. At least 40% of 3rd-grade students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
5. 100% of K-2 students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.
6. At least 90% of 3rd-grade students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.

Grades 4-5 (for all ESSA student groups)

7. At least 60% of students will score at target by the Spring aimswebPlus assessment.
8. 100% of students will demonstrate one year of growth through a comparison of Q1 and Q4 independent reading levels.
9. At least 36% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
10. At least 24% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Math PSSA.
11. At least 90% of students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.

Grades 6-8 (for all ESSA student groups)

12. At least 75% of students will earn As and Bs in all core courses.
13. At least 43% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
14. At least 25% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Math PSSA.
15. No more than 30% of students will score Below Basic on the Math PSSA.
16. At least 90% of students will have zero out-of-school suspensions. 


K-8 Schools:  Implementation Goals

Grades K-5

  1. Every principal will ensure that their school utilizes strategies that: promote single school culture, prioritize building positive relationships with students, focus on reinforcing positive behaviors and meet student social and emotional needs.
  2. Every principal will create a schedule that: (a) encourages meaningful common planning/grade group meetings for all K-5 teachers at regular intervals, and (b) focuses on literacy, math, attendance, behavior, and socio-emotional learning.
  3. Every principal will regularly monitor student reading levels, benchmarks, AIMSweb/DRA2 results, and progress on each classroom’s implementation of literacy best practices, and regularly adapt and redeploy supports as needed.
  4. Every K-5 teacher will implement a daily 120-minute literacy block that includes all of the following components: Read-Alouds/Modeled Writing, Shared Reading/Writing, Guided Reading/Writing, and Independent Reading/Writing.  Every K-2 teacher will also implement phonics instruction.
  5. Every principal will ensure that all 3rd-grade students have the opportunity to visit a college campus.
  6. Every assistant superintendent will review literacy results at least quarterly with each principal, and adapt and redeploy supports as needed.
  7. All assistant superintendents and principals will ensure the stability and continuity of our trained K-5 workforce; barring exceptional circumstances. Note: K-3 teachers who have successfully completed the Early Literacy Summer Institute will not be assigned to teach a different grade level.
  8. All Chiefs will regularly support and monitor progress toward the outcome and implementation goals and other priorities identified by the Superintendent.

Grades 6-8

9.  Every principal will monitor period-level attendance weekly to ensure that all teachers take attendance.
10. Every principal will review students’ progress, grades, and attendance twice quarterly.
11. Every principal will ensure their school utilizes strategies that: promote single school culture, prioritize building positive relationships with students, focus on reinforcing positive behaviors and meet student social and emotional needs.
12. Every principal will ensure that all students take an ELA and Math screening assessment at least 2 times per year (Q1 and Q4).
13. All Chiefs will regularly support and monitor progress toward the outcome and implementation goals and other priorities identified by the Superintendent. 

 


6-12 and 9-12 Schools:  Outcome Goals

All grades (for all ESSA student groups)

  1. At least 60% of students will attend 95% of days or more.
  2. At least 90% of students will have zero out-of-school suspensions.

Grades 6-8 (for all ESSA student groups)

3. At least 75% of students will earn As and Bs in all core courses.
4. At least 43% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA.
5. At least 25% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Math PSSA.
6. No more than 30% of students will score Below Basic on the Math PSSA.

Grades 9-12 (for all ESSA student groups)

7. At least 75% of 9th-grade students will earn a minimum of 5 credits (four core plus one more) with As or Bs.
8. At least 27% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Algebra I Keystone exam.
9. At least 47% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the English Keystone exam.
10. At least 24% of students will score at Proficient or Advanced on the Biology Keystone exam.
11. At least 95% of 12th-grade students will be on track for graduation. 


6-12 and 9-12 Schools:  Implementation Goals

Grades 6-8

  1. Every principal will monitor period-level attendance weekly to ensure that all teachers take attendance.
  2. Every principal will review students’ progress, grades, and attendance twice quarterly.
  3. Every principal will ensure their school utilizes strategies that: promote single school culture, prioritize building positive relationships with students, focus on reinforcing positive behaviors, and meet student social and emotional needs.
  4. Every principal will ensure that all students take an ELA and Math screening assessment at least 2 times per year (Q1 and Q4).
  5. All Chiefs will regularly support and monitor progress toward the outcome and implementation goals and other priorities identified by the Superintendent.

Grades 9-12

6. Every principal will monitor period-level attendance weekly to ensure that all teachers take attendance.
7. Every principal will review 9th-grade students’ progress at least twice monthly for credit attainment (Interim Reports and Marking Terms) and attendance.
8. Every principal will review 10th-grade students’ progress by the end of 10th grade for credit attainment.
9. Every principal will review 11th-grade students’ progress by the end of 11th grade for credit attainment.
10. Every principal will review all incoming 9th-grade IEPs annually to ensure the standards are aligned to HS diploma requirements.
11. All 9th-grade students will have access to in-year credit recovery, beginning in the first quarter interim report.
12. All schools will offer at least one advanced course option.
13. Every principal will review 12th-grade students’ progress, quarterly, to ensure students remain on-track for credit attainment, deploying grade improvement strategies as needed.
14. Every principal will ensure that 9th and 10th grade students take an ELA and Math screening assessment at least 2 times per year (Q1 and Q4).
15. All Chiefs will regularly support and monitor progress toward the outcome and implementation goals and other priorities identified by the Superintendent.