DPS Board of Education Minority Report – Superintendent’s Evaluation 12/20/12 Page 1
Superintendent’s Evaluation, 12/20/12
Increasing Academic Performance (Status)
The metric to be evaluated to measure the Superintendent’s performance related toincreasing the academic performance (status) comes from the Denver Plan. This metric says, “(o)n average, theproficiency rate for grade level cohorts will increase 3.5% in reading, writing, and math over each.The table below summarizes District-wide data for the period between academic year 2009-2010 throughacademic year 2011-2012, the last testing data available for the Colorado Student Assessment.
Reading Writing Math2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012 2010 2011 2012District WideScore50% 49% 52% 35% 39% 41% 39% 41% 43%Year-to-YearIncrease-1 pts 3 pts 4 pts 2 pts 2 pts 2 pts
Data compiled from the CDE Colorado Growth Model
Based on these results, the superintendent receives a “partially meets” evaluation for improvingacademic achievement district wide.
Increases in academic performance should be additive based on the goal established in the DenverPlan. This being the case, academic performance (status) should have increased by 24.5 percentage points sinceacademic year 2005/2006. Applying this model to the time period between academic year 2009/2010 to2011/2012, the district’s status would be 57% at or above proficient for reading, 42% in writing, and 46% in math.Under the Superintendent’s leadership, the district has not come close to these levels of performance.
Therefore, the Superintendent shall develop a detailed plan for improving studentperformance (status) for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic years. This plan will address the Denver Planobjective for increasing the performance status of all students by 3.5% and shall include the following to improvedistrict academic performance:
Methods to be used
Changes in the instructional model
Metrics for assessing progress toward meeting the Denver Plan goal
Identification of risk that may affect the District’s ability to improve and risk management methodologies to managethese risks
The Superintendent shall provide updates on District progress related to this action item at each monthly meetingof the school board. The board shall assess the Superintendent’s progress and provide him with feedback on aquarterly basis.
Expected Outcomes of the 2013 Performance Period:
The District’s academic performance shall increase by 3.5percentage points per year as measured by both the 2013 and 2014 TCAP testing events.