OAKLAND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS
9/15/15: The Office of Continuous School Improvement provides a framework for continuously improving schools. This process embeds a data-driven cycle of inquiry to support schools to focus their improvement efforts. This cycle is mirrored from the site level, to the network level, to the central office level.
Please see Continuous School Improvement Process Presentation for more information.
SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK 1.0
6/24/15: The Office of Post-Secondary Readiness Deputy Chief Continuous School Improvement, David Montes de Oca - presented a comprehensive look at the first draft of the School Performance Framework. The framework will roll-out in 2015-16 as a year to educate community and continue refinement. Version 2.0 of the SPF will be fully implemented in 2016-17.
Please see School Performance Framework Presentation for more information.
QUALITY SCHOOLS PRESENTATION
3/15/15: The Office of Post-Secondary Readiness leadership, Allen Smith - Chief of Schools and David Montes de Oca - Deputy Chief Continuous School Improvement presented a comprehensive look at the entire system of quality school development. The presentation included a look at systems and structures for supporting the Continuous Improvement efforts of all schools, as well as support and investments in Tier II and Tier III level schools.
Please see Quality Schools Presentation for more information.
10/1/14: OUSD has launched a new structure for its school networks. Each network now has two dedicated Partners who will be part of the leadership team and providing direct support to schools.
Please see our School Partners page for more information.
QUALITY SCHOOLS PROGRESS REPORT
10/1/14: OUSD presented its Progress Report and Powerpoint on the Quality School Development Policy Implementation at the October 1, 2014 Board meeting. This included sharing updates on the development of a School Performance Framework to help use the indicators of the Balanced Scorecard in order to Tier schools for support. Additionally, the Report updated the Continuous Quality School Improvement Process which includes an Effective Practices Database and a Continuous Improvement Guide.
The Appendix included many examples of this work.
DATA GOVERNANCE EXECUTIVE BOARD
10/1/14: OUSD is taking the lead in building data quality by establishing the Data Governance Executive Board. A 20 seat body, this board is made up of 10 school site leaders and 10 central office leaders. Convening on a monthly basis, this body focuses on initiatives and projects designed to ensure that Oakland has clean, reliable, and useful data.
Here is more information!
Data Governance Charter Approved!
Data Governance Action Plan 1-Pager
Data Governance Sample Initiative
4/15/14: OUSD is developing an Assessment Framework. This will help guide the district in developing a robust Inquiry, Assessment and Planning Calendar for 2014-15. This calendar will include;
TIERED INTERVENTION - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
4/25/14: The Network Offices, as well as the District Cabinet and school site leadership, are developing a framework for school improvement focused on the district's most under-performing schools. A presentation and preliminary report was shared with the Board of Education on April 23, 2014. This framework includes;
DATA QUALITY & GOVERNANCE
4/5/14: OUSD is leading a Data Quality initiative to create a world-class system of data management and reporting that is considered reliable, consistent and accurate. OUSD has hired a Data Governance Project Manager that is developing a Data Quality Executive Board among key leaders and data users in the district. The initiative will map all of the key data used in the district and determine its priority, its quality, and opportunities for improvements. We are looking for data quality "Pain Points" that we can fix to create enthusiasm across many stakeholders who value and use data to make decisions.
The ultimate goal will be to reinforce a culture of data driven decision-making that flows from the classroom through the central office as well as into the community.
4/10/14: Likely few tools in the district will prove to be more influential than the Balanced Scorecard. If done well, the Balanced Scorecard can serve as a compass to guide classroom, school, and central office decisions in a manner that truly results in improved outcomes for students. School Balanced Scorecard is also in development with individual school level goals. By having a relatively small set of inter-related indicators as focus to monitor student performance year over year, schools and the district are more likely to make steady progress towards meeting its goals.
Ultimate Vision: Achieving 100% High School Graduation rate with students prepared based on the district's Graduate Profile. If this is to be accomplished, schools must be able to pursue goals that are easy to follow. Through stakeholder engagements and continued analysis a Balanced Scorecard for 2014-2017 will be adopted this spring.