Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/16/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: New Business and Reports to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Program Evaluation Proposed 5-Year Calendar
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: AE - School Division Goals and Objectives
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: The Division engages in a variety of program evaluation activities designed to create new learnings to improve the delivery of services to ultimately improve outcomes for students. The Department of Accountability and Research uses a five-year evaluation calendar to notify, plan, and coordinate evaluation efforts aligned with the Equity for All Strategic Plan. Staff are recommending the following areas for evaluation within the next five-year cycle: social emotional learning, staff recruitment and retention, English Learner program, and the Connected High School Network.
Background: ACPS applies a utilization-focused lens and views evaluations as learning opportunities that advance the Division’s efforts to improve programs, policy, and practice. The evaluation approach taken by ACPS relies on collaboration with program area staff and stakeholder voice from evaluation design through recommendations. To help ensure recommended actions yield improvements and organizational learning, the Department of Accountability and Research strives to assess current implementation, present actionable findings, and support continuous improvement practices.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the working five-year calendar of evaluation areas.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent