The Office of Performance Improvement inspires others in the organization to achieve the District's vision, mission and goals through our model of continuous improvement. We are a strong partner with other departments and, through our forward thinking, prepare our organization to meet the academic needs of all students in the present and in the future.
Our model of continuous improvement is based on inquiry and has no starting or no ending point. Major improvement strategies and key actions are selected because they meet our high standards for leverage and impact in meeting district goals. Each department in Performance Improvement plays an integral and integrated role in the implementation of strategies and actions. We monitor the impact of our work through milestones and interim benchmarks that provide key information about our progress toward all students graduating, prepared for college and career.
The components of our model of continuous improvement include:
Plan – What do we want to change?
- Determining our goals and indicators for system and programs
- Establish metrics
- Establish interim measures
- Create a vision of the future
- Communicate expectations
- Theory of Change/Action
Execute – What are our internal and external activities?
- Carry out programs and services to help accomplish vision and mission.
- Manage the change
Monitor – What is happening now? How do you know?
- Positive changes in skills attitudes or behaviors
- Interim data points monitor progress
- Develop a regular reporting cycle
- Report results broadly
Analyze– Why is it happening?
- Make sense of the data.
- Patterns or trend that indicate celebrations or challenges
- Articulate which changes are making the difference
- Who needs to know this information?
Adapt – What do we need to do differently? What is likely to happen in the future if we continue on this trajectory?
- Learn from the data and use it to build stronger and better programs.
- Use data to make decisions, policy
- Identify barriers to overcome
- Replicate the program