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System of Great Schools

The purpose of System of Great Schools will be to develop a call for quality schools, analyze and recommend a local accountability system structure, and develop a school performance framework.
Facilitators: Melissa Correll, Carla Shaefer and Amber Godby
DATE TIME LOCATION
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
4-5 p.m.
VISD Administration Building, Renaissance Center
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 3:30-5 p.m. VISD Administration Building, Renaissance Center
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2019 3:30-5 p.m. VISD Administration Building, Renaissance Center

Monthly Meeting Overviews

Members of the SGS task force met on Oct. 28, 2019 to begin the work on developing a School Performance Framework. The goal of the meeting was to develop a shared understanding of what an SPF is and the process VISD will use to develop an SPF. Duncan Klussmann, our SGS Executive Advisor, will facilitate this work. The next meeting is scheduled for November 13, 2019. The presentation for the meeting can be found here. A SPF provides a metric based-score card of the communities shared definition of quality centered around equitable access for all students. The SPF will be used as an improvement tool to set priorities to provide support to improve student outcomes. It will also serve the state’s accountability rating and provide a broader understanding of school performance based on Victoria’s definition of a great school. It creates a more holistic portrait of our schools that reflects community values
We are currently working in Lever 1 of SGS (Managing School Performance) which includes the development of a School Performance Framework (SPF) and the development of a regular portfolio review process. We are also working on Lever 2 of SGS which is Developing Great Options.
 
The School Performance Framework provides a metric-based score card of the community’s shared definition of quality centered around equitable access for all students. We have closed the “quality classroom and quality schools” exchange and have analyzed the results. Those results were shared with the Strategic Planning task force and we will be using the information gleaned to help guide our efforts in discussions about local accountability models and school performance frameworks. The SGS task force met on December 10, 2019 and worked toward identifying broad categories for evaluation based on the community’s definition of a quality school.