Welcome to the first edition of the Blueprint Bulletin! We want to start by reminding you of the vision of the Statewide Field Team (SWFT). The SWFT is dedicated to providing local districts and the ISD/ESAs who support them with the intense support needed to assist them in systemic reconfiguration for the sole purpose of … More Welcome
The ultimate goal of a data-driven, decision-making district is to improve student outcomes. This means collecting, analyzing, and responding to relevant data to improve teaching and learning. A data-driven, decision-making district is focused on results and develops a culture of collective responsibility for improving student outcomes. So when you think of being a data-driven, decision-making … More Why become a Data-Driven, Decision-Making Organization?
Blueprint districts monitor, track, and adjust the system installation progress and the impact on student, teacher, and leader performance by installing the Performance Management Driver System. District leaders need to keep a finger on the pulse of the installation of the systems, driver systems, and building routines throughout the entire organization and be vigilant about … More Leader Corner: Performance Management
By: Nora Evers, SWFT Coordinator of Research Some time ago I served as a data coach in a school district and on a first meeting with the staff of an elementary school, I came fully prepared with folders for everyone, handouts of their state test scores, individual school data. And more. I was well-trained by … More Research Summary: Data is a four letter word . . .
Performance management is a process for establishing a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and to what degree we are achieving it. Developing a shared understanding around organizational goals and developing the systems and routines to meet those goals sounds like a pretty good idea. Identifying goals, measuring progress along the way, and … More The What: Performance Management