Strategic Plan Performance Objectives

strategic plan logoThe ten Strategic Plan Performance Objectives are the vital few measures of progress in our most critical areas of focus. Each Performance Objective provides a holistic measure over a specific topic. Details are provided through a rich set of linked additional data and deep dives. Since the Performance Objectives look at the division as a whole they are not organized by Goal.

 

  • By 2024, APS will reduce opportunity gaps for all reporting groups on state assessments. (PO-SS-1)
  • By 2024, all elementary and middle school students will annually demonstrate growth by a minimum of one level using district assessments and students performing at the advanced level will continue to perform at the advanced level. (PO-SS-2)
  • Disproportionally in suspension rates by race/ethnicity, students identified with a disability, and English Learners will be annually reduced and overall suspensions will not increase. (PO-SWB-1)
  • By 2024, at least 80% of students with disabilities will spend 80% or more of their school day in a general education setting. (PO-SWB-2)
  • Key findings on the Your Voice Matters survey will show improvements in student social, emotional, and mental health. (PO-SWB-3)
  • By 2024, at least 70% of APS staff will respond favorably that opportunities for professional learning meet their needs, as indicated on the Your Voice Matters survey. (PO-EW-1)
  • By 2024, APS staff will respond at the 75th percentile or better on staff engagement and climate, as indicated by the Your Voice Matters survey. (PO-EW-2)
  • By 2024, all staff participate in training that meets or exceeds industry standards for their position. (PO-EW-3)
  • Organizational operations will continuously improve their effectiveness as measured by identified KPIs. (PO-OE-1)
  • By 2024, at least 90% of APS families will respond favorably on student and family engagement on the Your Voice Matters survey results. (PO-P-1)

 


By 2024, APS will reduce opportunity gaps for all reporting groups on state assessments. (PO-SS-1)

APS’s mission is to ensure all students learn and thrive in safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments. The division’s role is to ensure every student graduates college and career ready. While opportunity gaps between groups have been reduced, they continue to persist. This performance objective is a key measure of APS’s success in reducing and eventually eliminating those gaps.

The graphs and data tables below show trend data on student group opportunity gaps compared to their peers on the Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science SOL’s. Due to COVID-19 Virginia did not administer SOL’s in the spring of 2020 and only some were administered in 2021. Results from the 2021-22 SOL administration will be added once that data becomes available in early Fall.

GRAPHS & DATA TABLES- Will be available by October 2022

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By 2024, all elementary and middle school students will annually demonstrate growth by a minimum of one level using district assessments and students performing at the advanced level will continue to perform at the advanced level. (PO-SS-2)

This performance objective primarily measures if each student makes one level of academic progress each school year, which is essential if opportunity gaps are to be eliminated. It secondarily measures that high-performing students continue to perform at high levels. Growth measures complement the overall achievement measures in PO-SS-1 by helping to inform the cause of achievement gaps. This understanding helps APS to target its improvements at the root cause of the gaps.

The graphs and data tables below show the percentage of elementary and middle school students that demonstrated at least one level of growth from 2020-21 to 2021-22 on the Math Inventory (grades 2-8), Reading Inventory (grades 6-8), and DIBELS (grades K-5) – Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. 

GRAPH – Will be available in October 2022

DATA TABLE – Will be available in October 2022

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Disproportionality in suspension rates by race/ethnicity, students identified with a disability, and English Learners will be annually reduced and overall suspensions will not increase. (PO-SWB-1)

APS is committed to improving school and student climate, culture, and outcomes from behavior incidents.  As a result, APS will establish systematic, proactive, and positive strategies, and interventions, that support student learning, behavior, and well-being in all areas involving student conduct.  In that effort APS will adopt several frameworks to improve climate and culture.  The frameworks include Restorative Justice practices, Trauma-Informed Practices, and Social-Emotional Learning, which are designed to support positive student behaviors and provide tools for staff to respond to student behaviors in a supportive way rather than punish adverse behaviors. This performance objective is the key measure of the success of the program.

The graphs and data tables below show trend data on the relative risk of student groups being suspended compared to their peers. The risk ratio is calculated using the formula provided by the Virginia Department of Education.

Risk Ratio & Levels of Disproportionality:

  • Low: a relative risk greater than 1 and less than 2 (1.0 – 1.9)
  • Moderate: a relative risk greater than or equal to 2 and less than 3 (2.0 – 2.9)  – indicates that the group is 2 times as likely to be suspended as their peers
  • High: a relative risk greater than 3 (3.0+) – indicates that the group is 3 times as likely to be suspended as their peers

PO-SWB-1a

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PO-SWB-1c
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PO-SWB-1b

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By 2024, at least 80% of students with disabilities will spend 80% or more of their school day in a general education setting. (PO-SWB-2)

Students with Disabilities (SWD) have historically spent much of their school day in separate instructional settings. Research indicates that all students who spend more time with their non-disabled peers, both for academics and non-academic activities, have positive outcomes. This performance objective is a key measure of APS’s success in achieving higher levels of inclusion, that is students with disabilities accessing instruction in the general education setting.

The graph and data table below shows trend data on APS’s progress toward this performance objective.

PO-SWB-2

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Key findings on the Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey will show improvements in student social, emotional, and mental health. (PO-SWB-3)

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on student social, emotional and mental health. Students have experienced the social-emotional impact of the measures put in place to protect everyone’s physical well-being. This performance objective monitors the effectiveness of APS’s strategies designed to improve student’s well-being.

The graph and data tables below show the percentage of favorable responses by students on the 2020 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey on questions grouped under the topic of: Student Well-Being: Social, Emotional, Mental Health.  Results from the 2022 YVM survey will be added in August once available to show trend data on APS’s progress toward this performance objective.

PO-SWB-3

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  • Counseling Update – July 2022
  • Your Voice Matters Survey (2022) – 4-5th Grade | 6-12th Grade includes the list questions students responded to and percentage of favorable response on each. – will be available August 19, 2022
  • Additional data

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By 2024, at least 70% of APS staff will respond favorably that opportunities for professional learning meet their needs, as indicated on the Your Voice Matters survey. (PO-EW-1)

This performance objective measures staff perception of APS’s professional learning system. The staff’s perception about professional learning is a key measure of workforce engagement as professional learning shows that the organization is investing resources into growing and developing its workforce.

The graph and data tables below show the percentage of favorable responses by staff on the 2020 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey on questions grouped under the topic of: Engaged Workforce: Professional Learning.  Results from the 2022 YVM survey will be added in August once available to show trend data on APS’s progress toward this performance objective.

PO-EW-1

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By 2024, APS staff will respond at the 75th percentile or better on staff engagement and climate, as indicated by the Your Voice Matters survey. (PO-EW-2)

This performance objectives measures the overall levels of workforce engagement and workplace climate. Several questions come from the Gallop Q12, a highly reliable measure of workforce engagement. The performance objectives also measures the workplace climate established by organizational leadership including topics such as respect, trust, support, and valuing diversity.

The graph and data tables below show the percentage of favorable responses by staff on the 2020 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey on questions grouped under the topics of: Engaged Workforce: Staff Engagement and Engaged Workforce: Workplace Climate.  Results from the 2022 YVM survey will be added in August once available to show trend data on APS’s progress toward this performance objective.

PO-EW-2

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By 2024, all staff participate in training that meets or exceeds industry standards for their position. (PO-EW-3)

APS’s staff provide a wide variety of services. Each service, from services to students such as academics and social/emotional support through operations services such as finance, technical, and maintenance, requires ongoing training to remain current on best practices. This performance objective monitors the division’s work of ensuring every staff member is receiving the training they need.

Data collection in progress – available in 2023

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Organizational operations will continuously improve their effectiveness as measured by identified Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). (PO-OE-1)

Operations provides a wide variety of services that support families and student learning. Each of APS’s sixteen support service areas has identified the most essential measure of the effectiveness of their service. This performance measure monitors the continuous improvement of these support service areas.

What are KPI’s?

Key Performance Indicators are indicators of progress toward an intended result. KPIs provides a focus for strategic and operational improvement. A few examples include: Aquatics Dept.- community satisfaction rates with swim school; Procurement Dept. – Number of business hours to approve a purchase order; Transportation – % requested services delivered on time.

The graph and data table below shows the percentage of Key Performance Indicators that were improved from 2020-21 to 2021-22.

PO-OE-1

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By 2024, at least 90% of APS families will respond favorably on student and family engagement on the Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey results. (PO-P-1)

Families are APS’s partners in ensuring every student learns and thrives in a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment, graduating college and career ready. Family engagement is essential to supporting students. This performance objective measures the effectiveness of APS’s strategies to increase family engagement.

The graph and data tables below show the percentage of favorable responses by families on the 2020 Your Voice Matters (YVM) survey on questions grouped under the topics of: Partnerships: Family Engagement.  Results from the 2022 YVM survey will be added in August once available to show trend data on APS’s progress toward this performance objective.

PO-P-1

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