Superintendent’s Goal 3 A, B, C & D
Creation of District Dashboard to include:
- Program data and student progress (NWEA/MAP, AMES WEB, and PARCC)
B. School improvement plan (SIP) and district improvement plan
- Staffing and Programs
2. Objectives and Progress on Goals
- Technology plan
- Total student number and each individual school number
iDashboards is a service/software package that allows the visually appealing dissemination of Brookwood 167’s metrics to parents and citizens. It is an interactive web-based medium that provides a location for concerned parties to view information about the school district. If a parent were interested in learning about Brookwood 167’s ISAT data from 2014, for example, he/she could simply click the appropriate link and be taken to the site for this information. This type of transparency is possible through the highly customizable framework provided by iDashboards. Tabular data of almost any kind, such as school demographics and financial reports, can be displayed through the service by means of its several charts and graphs.
Brookwood 167’s Dashboard is currently up and running. The service is installed on a virtual machine that is hosted offsite which means greater availability for iDashboards and quicker recovery times in the event of critical errors. The district’s Technology department has been working with engineers from iDashboards to learn the methods of posting information to the site for the best possible viewing experience for its visitors. An official iDashboards training session is scheduled for June 2015.
The amount of information currently present on the district’s Dashboard will increase as more data sources are added to the iDashboards server. Data sources include Excel workbooks and spreadsheets, but may also be direct connections to databases. Connecting iDashboards to a database with live content would mean that visitors to the district’s Dashboard would be able to view district information in real time.
The superintendent implemented the NWEA / MAP Program in the district which is a first time for the district to have a testing system of this level of sophistication and metric researched based. The NWEA Company and Dr. Cynthia Wright have trained teachers around using NWEA, interpreting data and assessing students. The training around using NWEA has taken place for the past two years since becoming superintendent in our district. Most recently, staff provided students with the NWEA test. We should receive testing results sometime this week.
All PARCC test have taken place across the district. We hope to receive the testing results sometime during the Fall season.
Last month, we provided the Board of Education with each school’s School Improvement Plans that were delivered to your homes along with the District Improvement Plan. WE HAVE ATTACHED THE School Improvement Plans AND DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLANS AGAIN ALONG WITH THE STUDENT GROWTH MODEL. Principals’ work on a consistent basis with their staff to ensure that they are implementing the School Improvement Plans in their building under the guidelines of using the District Improvement Plans.
We have attached the enrollment report completed by a research firm to assist with projecting future enrollment and to assist with our staffing plan. Moreover, I have attached a copy of the enrollment figures by each school.
Goal: This goal has been achieved but still should be an ongoing goal especially around the school improvement plans which have been updated.