Metrics
  • Extracurricular Indicators of Success - with High-Leverage Strategies

    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.

    Under each indicator you will find high-leverage strategies that school and office personnel will select from to lift students and close - eventually eliminate – all gaps between student groups.  The strategies offered will be fully supported by school system leadership and resource staff to enable schools and departments to fully embrace and execute their chosen strategies with their targeted students and staff members.

    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

    1. Design a Customer Service Staff PD implementation plan and Implementation timeline for one or more years.

    2. Establish and Implement a comprehensive communication & visual plan with associated yearlong timeline for a “You are welcome here!” theme throughout your building/classrooms/office/ & in outreach documents that go to your community.

    3. Host ongoing discussions focused on “Who are we?” (as a school or office) and “What image & message do we want to send to our community about who we are and what we do?” with staff, students, and community stakeholders throughout the year.

  • 2. Increase the percentage of students who report that AACPS staff care for and support them

    1. Plan and implement a Be Nice 2.0 Campaign in your building/office; a campaign where everyone participates.

    2. Engage in the "Happiness Advantage" implementation (if already trained during 2017-18 school year) and ongoing maintenance  professional development.

  • 3. Increase the use of restorative practices in schools and offices

    1. Engage in "Community Circles" implementation (if already trained during the 2016-18 school years) and ongoing maintenance teacher professional development throughout the year.

    2. Engage in Restorative Practices Implementation (if already trained during 2016-18 school years) and ongoing maintenance teacher professional development throughout the year.

  • 4. Increase the number of stories staff and students are able to share about one another’s life experiences

    1. Implement  “The Power of Story - Collecting and Sharing Stories” staff professional development (online); gather and share staff stories among colleagues throughout the year.

    2. Engage the student body to tell their individual and integrated school stories throughout the year.

    3. Engage the school community – students, staff, families, and partners – to tell their individual personal and integrated community stories throughout the year.

    4. Leverage the power of Arts Integrated learning to empower targeted stakeholders to share their personal and collaborative stories though the many art forms throughout the year (for schools who are designated as AI schools and offices trained in Arts Integration).

Indicators Focused on Academic Achievement (Rigor & Readiness)

  • 5. Increase the percentage of students who read on or above grade level by the end of second grade

    1. Offer reading professional development to non-certificated school staff.  Engage these staff members in regular opportunities to read with young students and share their love for reading routinely throughout the year.

    2. Implement a Student Reading Support Program:Employee (EVP), Parent (PVP), and/or Stakeholder (SVP) Volunteer Program with regular opportunities to read with young students and share their love for reading routinely throughout the year.

    3. Create an after school literacy camp (6-9 weeks in length) with a STREAM (Science-Tech-Reading-Engineering-Arts-Math) focus for identified students.

    4. Develop and implement the use of Enhanced Literacy Centers for targeted elementary students throughout the year.

  • 6. Increase the percentage of students in grades 3-8 who meet or exceed expectations on standardized reading, language arts, and mathematics assessments

    1. Implement a Student Learning Support Program:Employee (EVP), Parent (PVP), and/or Stakeholder (SVP) Volunteer Program with regular opportunities to read or do mathematics with young students and share their love for reading and/or math routinely throughout the year.

    2. Create an after school literacy camp (6-9 weeks in length) with a STREAM (Science-Tech-Engineering-Reading-Arts-Math) focus for identified students.

    3. Develop and implement the use of Enhanced Literacy Centers for identified students throughout the year.

    4. Implement arts integrated (AI) teaching in the teaching of Language Arts or Mathematics (for schools who are designated as AI schools).

  • 7. Increase the percentage of students in grades 9-12 who meet or exceed expectations on standardized English and mathematics assessments

    1. Implement a Student Learning Support Program:Employee (EVP), Parent (PVP), and/or Stakeholder (SVP) Volunteer Program with regular opportunities to read or do mathematics with students and share their love for reading and/or math routinely throughout the year.

    2. Develop and implement the use of engaging Learning Centers for targeted high school students throughout the year.

    3. Create a literacy camp (6-9 weeks in length) with a STREAM (Science-Tech-Reading-Engineering-Arts-Math) focus for identified students after school, during advisory or lunch periods.

    4. Implement arts integrated (AI) teaching in the teaching of Language Arts or Mathematics (for schools who are designated as AI schools).

    5. Target and support High School students to enroll in AACC courses linked to Signature Programs.

  • 8. 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

    1. Develop and implement the use of engaging Learning Centers for targeted high school students throughout the year.

    2. Enroll in and implement the integrated ASP-C&I Professional Development package designed to increase teacher capacity to support student growth in the AP/IB course and on the associated exams.

    3. Target AP/IB students to enroll and engage in a 3-4 month self-paced study program to utilize course study guides and podcasts, practice reflecting and writing skills, and practice peer scoring of work that aligns with actual AP/IB exams.

  • 9. Increase the percentage of 9th graders who matriculate to 10th grade status after one year

    1. Identify, adopt, and implement a set of 9th grade teacher shared values, common student expectations, and shared learning tools to ease the students’ transition to high school.  

    2. Implement a regular and frequent family communication plan to facilitate positive communications and to strengthen student support.

    3. Provide monthly professional conversation time for targeted teachers to learn about and discuss the adolescent brain, barriers to academic and social success, strategies for engaging teens, etc.  Support teacher use of knowledge and strategies in their classrooms.

    4. Celebrate/highlight student growth and accomplishment with students and ninth grade teachers.           

    5. Adapt and offer the Community Citizenship course to integrate with your individual high school’s Signature theme and offer it to all 9th graders.

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

  • 10. Increase the percentage of students attending school on a daily basis

    1. Participate in the Employee/Parent/Stakeholder Volunteer Program (EVP/PVP/SVP) to establish positive relationships with students.

    2. Design a school and family incentive program to celebrate improved attendance on a weekly and monthly basis for identified students.

    3. Highlight perfect and improved attendance along with Honor Roll in school publications, newsletters, and Connect-Ed messages.

    4. Target and support High School students to enroll in AACC courses linked to Signature Programs.

  • 11. Increase instructional opportunities to explore multiple cultural and ethnic perspectives

    1. Display posters of diverse artists, authors, scientists, mathematicians, musicians, inventors, and innovators in classrooms, hallways, and offices so that students and teachers see themselves in the topics of study.

    2. Invite and Engage targeted staff in AACPS “Relationships A to Z” microcredential.

    3. Offer teachers and stakeholders regularly scheduled workshop opportunities throughout the year to work together to increase cultural and ethnic perspectives in targeted units of study across the disciplines/grade levels.

    4. Participate in a diverse Adult Speaker Series related to curriculum topics, relationships, social-emotional learning, and/or student 
      engagement; with the goal of growing cultural awareness and responsiveness.  Examples of series include those offered by: Local university colloquium series, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Library of Congress, Peabody Institute, Art Gallery talks, etc.  

    5. Offer diverse guest speaker experiences to students routinely in classes of identified targeted teachers.

    6. Adapt the Community Citizenship course to integrate with your individual high school’s Signature theme (teacher growth).  Offer your newly adapted Community Citizenship course to ninth graders (student growth).

    7. Modify the Community Citizenship course for Elementary and Middle School students.  

  • 12. Increase the diversity within and across all workforce units in Anne Arundel County Public Schools System

    1. Establish and implement a robust diverse recruitment, hiring, and nurturing (sustaining) plan for your school or office in collaboration with AACPS Human Resources Department.

    2. Develop and implement a plan to invite and engage relevant diverse career professionals routinely into faculty meetings and targeted classroom learning settings throughout the academic year.

    3. Engage targeted staff to participate in local and regional presentations or talks, theater performances, discussions, or speaker events focused on issues of race and/or culture, sponsored by organizations outside AACPS.  Examples of such opportunities include those sponsored and offered by: Local/Regional Universities, National African American Museum of History and Culture, Library of Congress, Peabody Institute,  Art Gallery talks, Chesapeake Arts Center, Maryland Hall, etc.

  • 13. Increase the percentage of students completing career-based professional Internships

    1. Develop and implement a suite of quarterly career-related activities/events through your high school's Signature Program, including such options as:

    - career professional day with local stakeholders

    - mock job interviews with local career professionals

    - small group job shadows

    - career professional mentor lunches

    - virtual visits with career professionals 

    1. Promote and advertise local Career, College and Skilled Trades Fairs via Naviance email notifications to high school students and their families.  Engage targeted faculty and students to collaboratively plan for, register, and attend fairs prior to applying for an AACPS career internship.

  • 14. Increase the percentage of students (total and unique) involved annually in clubs, organizations, competitions, or other co-curricular offerings.

    1. Identify targeted students and design a plan to Identify, invite, enroll, and monitor them in existing AACPS clubs and co-curricular offerings connected to their interests and passions.

    2. Create new high-interest book clubs, art clubs, dance teams, STEAM clubs, crafts groups, academic competition teams, etc. based on faculty or community stakeholder passion/interest/experience to engage students during lunch or advisory periods or on-line (not before or after school).  Identify, invite, enroll, and monitor targeted students in these offerings.

    3. Routinely promote, invite, and support targeted students to engage in community-based co-curricular offerings.

    4. Identify, invite, enroll, and monitor targeted students to take advantage of math learning circles and computer science competitions locally, regionally, and nationally.

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

  • 15. Increase the number of comprehensive classrooms which are enrolled at or below AACPS recommended student to teacher ratios.

  • 16. Increase number of community-based opportunities for service learning for all students and families.

    1. Work with community organizations to conduct a needs survey and then develop a plan and timeline to regularly offer and engage faculty, students, and families in routine community-based service learning opportunities (small and large) throughout the school year.

    2. Organize and implement a school-based Partners in Service Organization with families and community members who link their development work to curriculum topics and learning themes at various grade levels or in various discipline areas.

    3. Develop, plan, and implement a staff (high school only) sponsorship of service learning projects offered through the AACPS Service Learning Portal (SLP), which will be utilized through all Signature Programs for service learning hours beyond the 75 hour graduation requirement.

  • 17. External organizations will validate AACPS’ effective business practices and fiscal prudence.