Metrics
  • Indicators of Success 

    Our chosen Indicators of Success articulated below are progressive (growth) indicators by design, instead of the goal oriented indicators we used in our last Strategic Plan.  Ultimately, the default goals for these indicators are set at 100%. Moreover, based on our growth mindset philosophy, these indicators are purposefully written such that all targeted groups are expected to grow annually relative to their unique baseline, including groups who are already performing above the average on any one indicator.

    AACPS is committed to elevating all students and eliminating all gaps

    We will collect and analyze all data by student group.


    Indicators Focused on Relationship Building (Relationships & Readiness)

    1. Increase the percentage of students, families, staff, and partners who report feeling like a valuable member of the school or school system community.
    2. Increase the percentage of students who report that AACPS staff care for and support them.
    3. Increase the use of restorative practices in schools and offices.
    4. Increase the number of stories staff and students are able to share about one another’s life experiences.

    Indicators Focused on Academic Achievement (Rigor & Readiness)

    1. Increase the percentage of students who read on or above grade level by the end of second grade.
    2. Increase the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who meet or exceed expectations on standardized reading, language arts, and mathematics assessments.
    3. Increase the percentage of students in grades 9-12 who meet or exceed expectations on standardized English and mathematics assessments.
    4. Increase the percentage of diploma-bound high school seniors who score a 3 or better on an AP examination, 4 or better on an IB examination, or earn a Maryland industry certification.
    5. Increase the percentage of 9th graders who matriculate to 10th grade status after one year.

    Indicators Focused on Blended Areas where Relationship Building and Academic Achievement Intersect or Overlap (Relationships, Rigor & Readiness)Extracurricular

    1. Increase the percentage of students attending school on a daily basis.
    2. Increase instructional opportunities to explore multiple cultural and ethnic perspectives.
    3. Increase the diversity within and across all workforce units in Anne Arundel County Public Schools System.
    4. Increase the percentage of students completing career-based professional internships.
    5. Increase the percentage of students (total and unique) involved annually in clubs, organizations, competitions, or other co-curricular offerings.
    6. Increase the number of comprehensive classrooms which are enrolled at or below AACPS recommended student to teacher ratios.
    7. Increase number of community-based opportunities for service learning for all students and families.
    8. External organizations will validate AACPS’ effective business practices and fiscal prudence.