Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/21/2019 - 6:00 PM
Category: New Business and Reports to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: ACPS 2020 Performance Update
Strategic Plan:
Objective 6.2 Continuous Improvement
ACPS will engage in cycles of continuous improvement at every level of the school division, and it will employ evidence-based decision-making in its consideration of process improvements, policy making, and budgeting and accountability.
Policy: AF - Comprehensive Plan
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
190321_Board_Memo_ACPS 2020 Performance Update_v1.pdf
190321_ACPS_2020_Strategic_Plan_Performance_Update_v1.pdf
190321_ACPS 2020 Scorecard for SY 17-18_v2.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: In 2017-18, a total of 143 key performance indicator (KPI) results were calculated. More than half (56%) of these KPI results either met the target or improved upon the prior year’s performance with targets set to increase incrementally through 2020. Across most individual goal areas, the majority of KPIs were improved upon or targets met with the exception of Goal 5 (“Health and Wellness”), where most KPIs (n=5) remained consistent with the prior year. The remainder of 2017-18 KPI results were split between remaining consistent with the prior year (within 2 percentage points; 22%) or declining (22%).

The attached ACPS 2020 Performance Summary PowerPoint and Scorecard provide a detailed look at ACPS 2020 KPI performance for SY 2017-18. Overall, a majority of KPIs continued to meet their targets or show improvement in the most recent year. A sustained area of focus on eliminating achievement gaps is required as approximately half of all KPIs showing decline fell within that single objective area. Results from the current year will serve as a foundational element in the division’s planning and creation of the next strategic plan.
Background: The Board adopted the ‘ACPS 2020’ strategic goals and objectives on June 11, 2015. A scorecard was developed establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each strategic plan objective. These KPIs are aimed to inform division performance in the specific objective area on an annual basis and ultimately, if ACPS reaches the targets established for school year 2020. On May 20, 2016, the Board was provided with an update to the ACPS 2020 Scorecard, along with documented methodologies regarding how targets were selected. Reported KPI outcomes were presented to the Board by goal in the falls of 2016 and 2017. After each reporting cycle, in-depth reviews were conducted to ensure that KPIs and targets were appropriate in informing stakeholders on division progress.

The attached PowerPoint provides a summary of performance by goal area for SY 2017-18. In addition, the complete ACPS 2020 Scorecard for SY 2017-18 is attached, which includes each discrete KPI outcome across all six goal areas.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends the School Board review the attached materials for possible planning, procedural, programmatic, and/or budgetary changes.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent