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Treat, Carol R [crtreat@seattleschools.org] Monday, November 16, 2009 11 :59 AM Greg John

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Yes - we have individual school reports that we are using and refining internally this year - to be public next year. And yes, they show gains.

Carol r,,;lV8 Treat

Executive Director Strategic. FOlanning and Partnersh'ps SeatU,,) Public Schools

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crtreat@seattleschools.org

From: Greg John [mailto:gjohn@stuartfoundation.org] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 12:35 PM

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Hi Carol,

The transparency of these documents is encouraging. I'm assuming that each school will have its own and that ultimately, the chart will show progress over time. Right?

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From: Treat, Carol R [mailto:crtreat@seattleschools.org] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 10:33 AM

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Sorry Greg -this got sent to the wrong Greg John ....

Carol Rava Treat

Executive Director Strategic Planning and Partnerships

Seattle Public Schools

206-252-D120

crtreat@seatlleschools.org

From: Treat, Carol R

Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 3: 12 PM

To: Esselman, David; 'Kimberly Mitchell'; Johnson, Gregory B

Cc: Bernatek, Bradley T; de Barros, Jessica; Goodloe-Johnson, Maria; Patrick D'Amelio; Gilyard Reggie; Wilson, Joanne; 'Barbara Grant'; Enfield, Susan A; Jones, Brent C; Whitbeck, Scott D

Subject: SPS rolling out perf mgt pieces - thanks to all who have supported!

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I am excited to let you know that today we rolled out the district seores8Fs, previewed the school reports and differentiated responses based on performance, and shared the new evaluation tool and process. Collectively these are some of the fundamental components of our performance management effort. ,And we wouldn't be where we are today without your individual and foundations' contributions. Thank you!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Best

Carol

Here's what is rolling out ....

First, the annual District scorecard for 2008-2009 is being publicly shared for the first time today with the School Board and the community, and is posted on our Web site at: http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/2009111 0 District Scorecard.pdf. This scorecard provides a snapshot of district-wide performance, showing both where academic growth has been made as well as where that rate of growth puts the District in terms of meeting its five-year goals. It includes districtwide academic data and key operational metrics for services like transportation and maintenance that directly support schools. Thanks to BeG for their help with the scorecard development and design and to Gates and Broad for funding them.

The scorecard contains many data points; take-aways from 2008-09 include:

• Significant gains have been made in percent of students exceedingstandard in elementary

math and reading; but overall elementary performance has been relatively flat

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• Middle school math is improving, especially growing the percent of students exceeding

standard

• High school math performance is flat and despite gains in science, overall science

proficiency is low

• Gains in key measures related to student readiness for college and work are significant

• Significant gains have been made in closing the achievement gaps among some groups,

however wide achievement gaps remain.

The first annual school reports will be released in November 2010, providing a snapshot of school performance on the same academic measures as covered in the district scorecard. These reports provide the data needed to group schools based on performance and then to provide differentiated responses to schools - based both on performance and need. Another call-out of thanks to BGG, Gates and Broad for support with these.

Samples of school-level reports and a guide to the metrics used are available as follows:

Elementary Sample School Report:

http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/20091110 SchoolReport E.pdf

Middle School Sample School Report:

http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/2009111 0 School Report M.pdf

High School Sample School Report:

http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/2009111 0 School Report H.pdf

Explanation of sample school report metrics:

http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/2009111 0 School Reports Explanation.pdf

Schools are also using Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments to track iadividtlal student growth. MAP is a valuable tool for teachers to inform instruction in math and reading. Teachers and principals have participated in two sessions of professional development led by district Data Coaches to learn what MAP is and how to interpret data. School staff will be able to access this data through an academic data warehouse that will provide dashboards that track student growth on key metrics like academic performance, attendance and course completion/passage rates. Gates has helped fund the development of the dete warehouse and the coaches/trainings on the new assessment.

The District will support and strengthen individual and staff work across the system in three primary ways: connect needs with services more efficiently; provide targeted professional development and support; and create clear goal-setting and evaluation process for all staff. Through a system-wide leadership development effort, central office leaders from finance, human resources, facilities, bilingual services, and other departments are partnering with school principals to develop improved models for providing services and support - which has already helped the DistAI3~G!I~~'QM>'WW§fe

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schools and students need in a more direct way. A new performance evaluation tool for central office staff is also being implemented to ensure that individual goals and measures for performance align with the District's priorities for bringing excellence to every classroom. Stuart has funded both the leadership development work as well as the development and training associated with the new evaluation tool.

Combined these elements of a performance management system are creating a stronger educational and operational base that is more focused and connected to the District's central purpose of advancing academic achievement for all students.

Additional information on Seattle Public Schools' Performance Management System is available in this Frequently Asked Questions document: http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/20091112 pm fags final.pdf

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Gilyard Reggie [Gilyard.Reggie@bcg.comJ Thursday, November 12, 2009 6: 19 PM Treat, Carol R

Wilson Joanne

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Very exciting! Will check in soon.

Reggie

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Cc: Bernatek, Bradley T <btbernatek@seattleschools.org>; de Barros, Jessica <jedebarros@seattleschools.org>; Goodloe-Johnson, Maria <Maria.Goodloe- Johnson@seattleschools.org>; Patrick D'Amelio < patrickd@aIHance4ed.org>; Gilyard Reggie; Wilson, Joanne <jowilson@seattleschools.org>; Barbara Grant <barbmgr@mgs-us.com>; Enfield, Susan A <saenfield@seattleschools.org>; Jones, Brent C <bjones@seattleschools.org>; Whitbeck, Scott D <sdwhitbeck@seattleschools.org>

Sent: Thu Nov 12 15: 11 :46 2009

Subject: SPS rolling out perf mgt pieces - thanks to all who have supported!

AII-

I am excited to let you know that today we rolled out the district scorecard, previewed the school reports and differentiated responses based on performance, and shared the new evaluation tool and process. Collectively these are some of the fundamental components of our performance management effort. And we wouldn't be where we are today without your individual and foundations' contributions. Thank you!

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Best

Carol

Here's what is rolling out ....

First, the annual District scorecard for 2008-2009 is being publicly shared for the first time today with the School Board and the community, and is posted on our Web site at

. http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicplan/20091110 District Scorecard.pdf. This scorecard provides a snapshot of district-wide performance, showing both where academic growth has been made as well as where that rate of growth puts the District in terms of meeting its five-year goals. It includes districtwide academic data and key operational metrics for services like transportation and maintenance that directly support schools. Thanks to BeG for their help with the scorecard development and design and to Gates and Broad for funding them.

The scorecard contains many data points; take-aways from 2008-09 include:

• Significant gains have been made in percent of students exceeding standard in elementary

math and reading; but overall elementary performance has been relatively flaTranscript of Evidence

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Kimberly Mitchell rKimberly.Mit6i1ell@gatesfourfdation.org] Thursday, November 12, 20094:35 PM

Treat, Carol R

RE: SPS rolling out perf mgt pieces - thanks to all who have supported!

From: Treat, Carol R [mailto:crtreat@seattleschools.orq] Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:12 PM

To: Esselman, David; Kimberly Mitchell; Johnson, Gregory B

Cc: Bernatek, Bradley T; de Barros, Jessica; Goodloe-Johnson, Maria;· Patrick D'Amelio; Gilyard Reggie; Wilson, Joanne; Barbara Grant; Enfield, Susan A; Jones, Brent C; Whitbeck, Scott D

Subject: SPS rolling out perf mgt pieces - thanks to all who have supported!

AII-

I am excited to let you know that today we rolled out the district scorecard, previewed the school reports and differentiated responses based on performance, and shared the new evaluation tool and process. Collectively these are some of the fundamental components of our performance management effort. And we wouldn't be where we are today without your individual and foundations' contributions. Thank you!

Please let me know jf you have any questions or comments.

Best

Carol

Here's what is rolling out.. ..

First, the annual District scorecard for 2008-2009 is being publicly shared for the first time today \!'lith the School Board and. the community, and is posted on our Web site at: http://www.seattleschools.org/area/strategicpian/20091110 District Scorecard. pdf. This scorecard provides a snapshot of district-wide performance, showing both where academic growth has been made as well as where that rate of growth puts the District in terms of meeting its five-year goals. It includes districtwide academic data and key operational metrics for services like transportation and maintenance that directly support schools. Thanks to BeG for their help with the scorecard development and design and to Gates and Broad for funding them.

The scorecard contains many data points; take-aways from 2008-09 include:

• Significant gains have been made in percent of students exceeding standard in elementary

math and reading; but overall elementary performance has been relatively flat

Middle school math is improving, especially growing the percent of students exceeding Transcript of Evidence Page 1457

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Davies Carolyn [Davies.Carolyn@bcg.com] Thursday, November 12, 2009 3:00 PM Treat, Carol R

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Hi Carol,

Jo passed along the good news about the PM rollout -- congratulations! I feel very proud to have been a part of this effort, so I can only imagine how exciting it must be for all of you who are still living and breathing it every day. I'll watch the Seattle news (and blogs?) to see what the reactionis .. .that will definitely be interesting to track.

How are things, both with SPS and with you? l'rn doing we 1.1 -- compl~ triathlon, did an in eresting strate~ic proj~ct for a tofu manufacturer: led a pro bono growtn strategy pro eet fOiJ<mJ?~::eay-Ar-ea Schools, ar:1ei am flOW spenElIn!=J a Olt of time helpinq eut witb8CG's Stat~fl3rd recruiting efforts instead of client work for a couple of months. Definitely nave been keeping busy!

Congrats again on the rollout -- that's wonderful.

Carolyn

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Good news!

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I am excited to let you know that today we rolled out the district scorecard, previewed the school reports and differentiated responses based on performance, and shared the new evaluation tool and process. Collectively these are some of the fundamental components of our performance management effort. And we wouldn't be where we are today without your individual and foundations' contributions. Thank you!

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