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Priorities and Goals

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  • Educational Equity and Improvement
  • Transparent Financial Planning and Processes
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Development of a High-Quality Staff
  • Clear and Consistent Communication to Support Positive and Proactive Community Relationships
  • A Safe and Responsive System that Promotes the Mental Health and Well-Being of Every Individual

Data caveat: Some baseline data points come from 2018-2019 and some from 2019-2020 due to limited data availability as well as learning interruptions from COVID-19. 

Priority 1: Educational Equity and Improvement

1. By the end of the 2021-22 school year and ongoing, the percent of third-grade students reading at grade level will show a statistically significant increase as measured by ISASP.

ELA Total and Achievement Levels Chart

2018-2019 baseline: 66% of district 3rd graders are “proficient” or “advanced” in ELA on ISASP.

2. By the end of the 2021-22 school year and ongoing, we will increase the percentage of students in 8th grade meeting the Algebra Readiness indicator as measured by the district’s determined assessment measuring tool (i.e. MAP assessment).

MAP Algebra readiness chart

2019-2020 baseline: 74% of 8th graders are listed as “Average”, “High Average” or “High” on the  “Operations and Algebraic Thinking” section on the MAP Growth Mathematics test.

3. By the end of the 2022-23 school year, we will increase the overall 3-year average graduation rate for 4- and 5-year cohorts with all demographic groups as measured by the state graduation rate calculation.

Graduation Rate chart

4. Each year we will decrease the number of students being pushed or pulled out of our schools as measured by the ending status entered into Infinite Campus.

Pull Pushout rate chart

5. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, we will show a statistically significant increase in the percentage of students from underrepresented groups participating in accelerated classes.

AMS Compacted Math Enrollment Chart

6. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, we will show a statistically significant increase in the percentage of students from underrepresented groups participating in co-/extra-curricular activities as measured by rosters.

AHS NHS by race chart

Swim and Dive Data by race chart

Golf team participants by race chart

Priority 2: Transparent Financial Planning and Processes

1. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district will have short and long-range financial goals established by utilizing a financial forecasting/modeling process as measured by the goals being presented to the school board. 

The District has implemented the ForeCast 5 data system for financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.

2. During the 2022-23 school year, the district will utilize a student-based funding process designed to maximize financial benefit based on student impact as measured by reports given to the school board.

During the 2021-22 school year, Superintendent and SBO will form a focus team to research and make recommendations. 

Priority 3:  Recruitment, Retention, and Development of a High-Quality Staff

1. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, all staff will engage in high-quality professional learning as measured by implementation data.

This data will be generated with the adoption of an Instructional Framework.  This work was on schedule to begin in the fall of 2020, however, due to COVID-19 this work has been paused.

2. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, our staff demographics will represent a more diverse population that is reflective of the student population.

ACSD Workforce by RaceEthnicity chart

3. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, we will increase the percent of respondents who respond favorably, as measured by the Panorama survey regarding Feedback and Coaching.

Staff Response to feedback and coaching chart

Priority 4: Clear and Consistent Communication to Support Positive and Proactive Community Relationships

1. By the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we will increase the percent of respondents who respond favorably that they “know how to communicate with their school” as measured by the Panorama survey.

Family Response chart2. By the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Increase other modes of communication by providing additional information regarding programming and eligibility in parents’/guardians’ preferred language including first language 

Translation process and guidance will be implemented in each school. Schools will identify the languages they anticipate needing interpreters for based on indications from families on the Home Language Survey or through other means.

Priority 5: A Safe and Responsive System that Promotes the Mental Health and Well-Being of Every Individual

1. By the end of the 2021-22 school year, we will increase the percent of respondents who respond favorably, as measured by the Panorama survey regarding Classroom or School Belonging (students) and School Fit (families).

Student Response to Sense of Belonging Chart

School Fit chart

Juicebox Interactive