Our initiatives for the future

How we're measuring progress toward Destination 2020

 

In order to meet our vision and fulfill our mission, the district must be committed to strategic initiatives and encompassing goals. Initiatives are SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.

 

We use performance measures to evaluate our efforts. Each of our initiatives contains multiple one or more performance measures which use data and statistical evidence to determine progress. The Destination 2020 report compiled each year by the Assessment & Evaluation Department, reports on the progress within each performance measure and whether or not targets were met.

 

Click on an initiative below to learn more and see how we're measuring achievement.

Click this link for a printable PDF of our District Initiatives.


District Initiative: Performance

90% of students will be proficient in reading/writing and math.

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District Initiative: Graduation

90% of students will graduate high school

 

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District Initiative: Attendance

Students will attend school at least 90% of the time

 

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District Initiative: Attendance

District Initiative: Recommendation

90% of parents will recommend their child's school to others

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District Initiative: Safety

100% of students will feel safe in school


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District Initiative: Efficiency

100% of departments will operate efficiently

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District Initiative: Safety

Measurement: All metrics involving students will be disaggregated by student groups as appropriate.
Data Source Measurement

Initiative 1:

3rd through 12th grade School Climate and Connectedness Survey

    Increase the percentage of students and staff who feel safe in school.

  • Increase the number of schools who achieve a student and staff survey response rate of 80% or higher as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Increase the district percentage of students reporting that they feel safe at school as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • C. Increase the district percentage of staff reporting that they feel safe at school as compared to the previous year using end of year data

Initiative 2:

Secondary schools Discipline data as posted to Q

    Decrease the percentage of students that receive an out of school suspension.

  • Decrease the percentage of secondary students receiving an out of school suspension as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Decrease the number of out of school suspensions for individual student groups from the previous year using end of year data.

Initiative 3:

All employees Injury data as reported in QISS

All schools Reported drill completion data

    Ensure a safe environment for all employees.

  • Decrease the percentage of reported injuries by 5% as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Complete state and district mandated drills.
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District Initiative: Graduation

All metrics involving students will be disaggregated by student groups as appropriate.
Data Source Measurement

Initiative 1:

9th through 11th grade Transcripted credits

    Increase the percentage of students who are on track for graduation

  • Increase the percentage of students with 5.5 credits earned at the end of the freshman year as compared to the previous year, or maintain rate at 90% or better.
  • Increase the percentage of students with 11 credits earned at the end of the sophomore year as compared to the previous year, or maintain rate at 90% or better.
  • Increase the percentage of students with 16.5 credits earned at the end of the junior year as compared to the previous year, or maintain rate at 90% or better.

Initiative 2:

11th through 12th grade Transcripted credits meeting graduation requirements

    Increase the graduation rate

  • Increase four year graduation rate for each school as compared to the previous year or maintain graduation rate at 90% or better.
  • Increase the district four year graduation rate as compared to the previous year. Data for five year graduation rate will also be reported.

Initiative 3:

Secondary schools Posted grades

    Increase the rate of successful course completion

  • Decrease the percentage of secondary students receiving Fs for semester grades (quarters 2 and 4) as compared to the previous year.
  • Decrease the percentage of students receiving Fs for semester grades (quarters 2 and 4) within individual student groups as compared to the previous year.
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District Initiative: Efficiency

District Initiatives
Data Source Measurement

Initiative 1:

District Project plan

    Implement Phase I & II Finance Business Process Review Improvements

  • Implement Phase I and Phase II recommendations from the business process review..

Initiative 2:

District Quarterly reporting of review and identification outcomes

    ASD will improve shared services with the Municipality of Anchorage

  • Review and refine existing shared services
  • Identify opportunities for increased shared services.

Initiative 3:

District support services Completed process review template

    ASD support services will review and refine departmental processes

  • Review staffing levels and functions to build monetary and process efficiencies for each support department.
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District Initiative: Performance

All metrics involving students will be disaggregated by student groups as appropriate.
Data Source Measurement

Initiative 1

  • Kindergarten AIMSweb Letter Sound Fluency (LSF)

  • 1st and 2nd grade AIMSweb Reading Curriculum-Based Measurement (RCBM)

  • 3rd through 8th Grade Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

    Increase reading proficiency of K-8 students
  • Kindergarten AIMSweb Letter Sound Fluency (LSF)
    1. Increase from the previous year using end of year data the percentage of students whose performance is in the Benchmark/Low Risk range or maintain level at 90% or higher.
    2. Decrease from the previous year using end of year data the percentage of students who performance is in the At Risk range or maintain level at 5% or lower.

  • 1st and 2nd grade AIMSweb Reading Curriculum-Based Measurement (RCBM)
    1. Increase from the previous year using end of year data the percentage of students whose performance is in the Benchmark/Low Risk range or maintain level at 90% or higher.
    2. Decrease from the previous year using end of year data the percentage of students who performance is in the At Risk range or maintain level at 5% or lower.

  • 3rd through 8th Grade Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
    1. Increase from fall to spring the percentage of student who exceed typical growth in Reading or maintain level at 50% or higher.

Initiative 2:

  • 3rd through 8th Grade Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

    Increase math proficiency of students

  • Review and refine existing shared services
  • Identify opportunities for increased shared services.

Initiative 3:

  • 10th through 12th Grade PSAT/ACT/SAT

  • 7th through 12th Grade Course enrollments

  • 9th and 12th Grade Career Tech Education (CTE) pathway

    Increase the percentage of students that are college and career ready

  • 10th through 12th Grade PSAT/ACT/SAT
    1. Increase the mean PSAT, ACT, or SAT scores for ASD students from the previous year using end of year data. This data will be correlated to grade point averages (GPAs).
  • 7th through 12th Grade Course enrollments
    1. Increase the percentage of students completing upper level coursework: middle school enrichment, honors, advanced placement, dual credit/concurrent enrollment from the previous year using end of year data.
    2. Increase the percentage of students within student groups completing upper level coursework: middle school enrichment, honors, advanced placement, dual credit/concurrent enrollment from the previous year using end of year data.
  • 9th and 12th Grade Career Tech Education (CTE) pathway
    1. Increase the number of students who complete two full credits in a CTE pathway (concentrators) from the previous year using end of year data.
    2. Increase the number of students who participate in a minimum six week internship from the previous year using end of year data.
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District Initiative: Recommendation

All metrics involving students will be disaggregated by student groups as appropriate.
Data Source Measurement: Increase the percentage of parents who recommend their child's school to others

Initiative

  • Kindergarten through 12th grade School Climate and Connectedness Survey

     

  • Increase the number of schools who achieve a parent survey response rate of 10% or higher as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Increase the number of schools who maintain a 90% parent recommendation rate or increase their recommendation rate by 10% or more as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Increase the district percentage of parents who report they feel welcomed at their child's school as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Increase the district percentage of parents reporting approval of the appearance of their child's school as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
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District Initiative: Attendance

All metrics involving students will be disaggregated by student groups as appropriate.
Data Source Measurement: Increase student attendance

Initiative

Kindergarten through 12th grade Attendance data as posted to Q

  • Increase the number of schools who maintain a 95% attendance rate or increase its attendance rate by 2% or more as compared to the previous year using end of year data.
  • Increase district attendance rate .5% or maintain at 95% or more as compared to the previous year using end of year data.

Initiative

Kindergarten through 12th grade Attendance data as posted to Q

Decrease chronic absenteeism
  • Decrease the percentage of students missing 10% or more of total days enrolled using end of year data.
  • Decrease the percentage of students missing 20% or more of total days enrolled using end of year data.

Click here for a printable PDF of the District Initiatives.


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