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Baltimore's School Effectiveness Framework helps determine whether a school is effective. Annually, schools are measured by key actions in four domains: Highly effective instruction, talented people, engaged families and community, and strategic leadership. This document outlines each domain and its key actions.
This is an empowerment agreement between New York City Department of Education and individual principals. The contract comes into effect in the 2006-2007 school year and carried through the 2009-2010 school year. The agreement outlines the expectations of the principal in regard to Education Programming, Resource Management, Administrative Exemptions, Affiliation, and Support Structure. Additionally the contract highlights the level of accountability the principal will be held to with rewards and consequences clearly stated.
This is a presentation by Baltimore City Public Schools to review the first 3 years of the Expanding Great Options Plan. Moving into year 4, BCPS created this presentation to outline the goals to continued movement towards a district of great schools.
New York City’s Progress Report, an annual school report card based on progress, performance and school environment, now includes college and career readiness measures. The new metrics, which are worth 10 percent of a school’s overall grade, show how well students are prepared for life after high school on the basis of passing advanced courses, meeting English and math standards set by the City University of New York, and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. In addition, schools earn points for the college and career readiness of students within the lowest third of proficiency citywide.
In 2009 New Haven Public Schools and the teachers' union signed this groundbreaking contract. The four-year deal included a small annual pay hike—and allowed the district to give merit bonuses, close failing schools, and evaluate teachers based in part on student performance.
The Efficacy of the LAUSD School Choice Initiative for Student Achievement Outcomes: Early Evidence from the First Year
This paper examines the effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School Districts' Public School Choice Initiative reform in improving student achievement in the first year of its implementation.
This is a compact between several educational organizations in the city of Philadelphia, including the School District of Philadelphia, the Mayor's Office on Education, and the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools. The compact outlines each organization's commitment to strengthening K-12 education.
This is a PowerPoint presentation that explains the School Performance Index used by the School District of Philadelphia. The presentation explains the index, its components, and how it is used.
This document is provides to help parents better understand their child's academic progress under the Colorado Growth Model. It breaks down how the model determines a student's level of achievement and growth.
The Colorado Growth Model is both a statistical model to calculate each student's progress on state assessments and a tool for displaying student, school, and district results to educators and to the public. In four online tutorials, the Colorado Department of Education and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment explain what the model is, how it works, and how it is and will be used.