2016-2021 Strategic Plan

  • PDF Tigard-Tualatin School District Strategic Plan 2016-2021

    Tigard-Tualatin School
    District Strategic Plan
    2016-2021
    Updated September 2017

    Our TTSD Mission…
    Educate every child.

    Our TTSD Vision…
    Every student thrives in school and graduates prepared to succeed.

     

    In our schools, each student:
    Is challenged by a rigorous academic program;
    Enjoys school and learning;
    Feels a sense of belonging;
    Is capable and confident.

    Our TTSD Operational Values…..
    The Tigard-Tualatin school district will conduct business in a manner that communicates the core operational values of

    • Maintaining the public’s trust
    • Fiscal transparency
    • Effective and efficient operations
    • Clean and safe facilities

    TTSD Strategic Plan Strategies and Outcomes

     

    Cornerstone #1:  Student Achievement -  We prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world

    Long Term Objective: All students are academically successful and are equipped to transition to their chosen next step after high school graduation.

    Strategy 1.1:  Instructional Practices - Formalize core instructional framework and continue professional development ensuring the framework supports the academic rigor and relevance required to support career and college readiness standards.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Observational Data
        1. TTSD core instructional framework completed by February 1, 2018.
        2. Look for implementation data regarding use of strategies in classroom practice will be the focus of implementation evidence in 2017-18.
      2. DIBELS Spring Composite Score Benchmark
        1. The percentage of all students achieving the Spring DIBELS benchmark will improve from 71% to 80%.
        2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 22 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced by the Spring DIBELS Benchmarks.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. Smarter Balanced English Language Arts assessment
        1. The percentage of all students achieving benchmark will improve from 67% to 80%
        2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 31 percentage points to 10 percentage points.
      2. Smarter Balanced Mathematics assessment
        1. The percentage of all students achieving benchmark will improve from 53% to 80%.
        2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 34.4 percentage points to 10 percentage points

    Strategy 1.2:  Instructional Technology Integration: Instruction within 1:1 technology classrooms will consistently employ transformational practices consistent with the district instructional framework and career and college readiness standards that emphasize student engagement in the 4 C’s (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity).  

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Classroom Data
        1. Look for implementation data regarding use of strategies in classroom practice will be the focus of implementation evidence in 2017-18.
        2. 80% of students in 1:1 instructional environments will rate themselves proficient on a year-end survey of technology skills.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. 100% of students will have access to a personal technology device at school on a daily basis and will have the knowledge and skills to use the tool to access resources and content to improve their learning.
      2. 100% of teachers receiving tech PD will be able to identify one tool or strategy that they will use in their classroom.
      3. 80% of students in 1:1 technology environments will score proficient on a year-end ISTE Performance Task graded using a district rubric.
      4. 80% of TTSD students will score a 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Math Assessments.

    Strategy 1.3:  Growth Mindset - Administrators will be trained on the fundamental elements of growth mindset emphasizing the value of continuous improvement and effort.   

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. By February 1, 2018, 100% of administrators will receive training on growth mindset.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of students who agree with the statement “I can do most things if I try” will increase from 89% to 95% as evidenced by the bi-annual Student Wellness Survey.
      2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 31 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment.
      3. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 34.4 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Assessment.
      4. The economic achievement gap between Economically Disadvantaged students and their peers will decrease from 34.5 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment.

    Strategy 1.4:  College and Career Readiness - Implement core career and college readiness programs and supports for each grade band (K-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12).  

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Implementation plan and timeline will be presented to the board by January 30, 2018.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of students who achieve all four ACT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks will increase from 30% in 2015-16 to 40%.
      2. The percentage of students who enroll in college within 2 years of completing high school will increase from 66% to 80%
      3. The percentage of students who earn 3+ college level credit or 3+ CTE credits will increase from 66% to 80%

    Strategy 1.5:  Academic Transitions -  Develop and begin implementation of a plan for blending student transition needs with the academic, social, and interpersonal requirements needed for student to be career and college ready.  

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Implementation plan and timeline will be presented to the board by January 30, 2018
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percent of students failing one or more courses in their 6th grade year will decrease from 22.8% to 10%
      2. The percent of students earning 6 or more high school credits by the end of their freshman year will increase from 96.8% to 99.9%
      3. The percent of freshman students missing 10% of school days will decrease from 20.1% to 10%

    Strategy 1.6:  Mental and Emotional Health -  The district will continue the implementation of a comprehensive plan that provides mental and emotional health support and resources for students and families.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. By May 1, 2018, the district will support a minimum of four parent and community educational opportunities.
      2. By December 1, 2017, Care Coordinators will provide age appropriate mental health training to all schools.
      3. By March 1, 2018, every secondary school will teach a minimum of two EBS lessons focused on age-appropriate mental health supports.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of students below the risk threshold on the Mental Health Inventory 5 will increase from 90.5% to 95% as evidenced on the Student Wellness Survey every other year.
      2. The percentage of students who agree with the statement “There is at least one teacher or other adult in my school that really cares about me” will increase from 81% to 90% as evidenced by the Oregon Healthy Teens and Student Wellness Surveys.

    Cornerstone #2:  Equity - We believe that success is the reflection of high expectations  and a belief in all students.

    Long Term Objective:  Eliminate the expectation and opportunity gaps.

    Strategy 2.1:  Family Engagement - The district will ensure that every school has a strong, active and sustainable family engagement structure supported by the school leadership.  

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. By February 1, 2018 the district will provide a report to the school board summarizing the family engagement efforts for each school.  The report will include information about the number of participants, frequency of meetings, areas of focus and achievements of the teams to date.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 31 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment.
      2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 34.4 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Assessment.

    Strategy 2.2:  Equity Programs and Supports - The district will empower and train equity teams to implement a guided inquiry model to identify school-level “key equity actions” that they will address and report on throughout the year.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Each school will submit their key equity focused actions to the district equity coordinator by December 1, 2017.
      2. Each school will provide the district equity coordinator with a summary report of the outcomes of their key equity actions by May 30, 2018.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. Rates of disproportionate discipline between under-served students and white students will decrease from 21 percentage points to 10 percentage points based on yearly discipline data.

    Cornerstone #3:  Talent - We hire, support and retain catalysts for learning.

    Long Term Objective: District staff are hired that reflect the following values:

      • Highly skilled instructors and instructional leaders
      • Language and cultural diversity
      • Student centered
      • Committed to equitable outcomes for all students
      • Lifelong learner
      • Technologically skilled

    Strategy 3.1:  Hiring Practices -  The district will complete a comprehensive revision of its hiring practices and implement a professional development program for administrators on the new practices.  The updated hiring practices will include the following elements:

    • Recruiting strategies
    • Application process
    • Screening and selection processes and requirements
    • Identification of the core values and competencies that the district will prioritize for each job classification
    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Hiring practices handbook will be published by February, 2018.
      2. Artifacts from administrative professional development sessions.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The difference in the racial diversity of staff and students will decrease from 30.9 percentage points to 15 percentage points.
      2. The percentage of probationary teachers who are rated level 3 or higher on each of the standards listed below will be greater than or equal to 85%.
        1. Standard 1.3:  Lesson are intentionally designed to close the racial achievement gap by engaging students of every race and ethnicity.
        2. Standard 2.4:  The teacher uses a variety of strategies that are designed to achieve high levels of student engagement.
        3. Standard 3.5:  The teacher establishes an environment that promotes respect and supports individual student differences such as race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

    Strategy 3.2:  Staff Retention -  The district will development and implement a comprehensive staff wellness program.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. 85% or more of TTSD staff will participate in at leas one employee wellness related initiative.
      2. 75% of participants will report being ready to make positive health choices as a result of the program.
      3. The overall rate of staff absences due to illness will decrease by 4% in 2017-18.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of licensed staff members who remain in the district for 5 or more years will increase from 57.1 % to 85%
      2. The percentage of staff leaving the district due to dissatisfaction with the working conditions will decrease from to 2% or less of all reasons given.
      3. The percentage of staff reporting that “the faculty are recognized for accomplishments” on the TELL survey will increase from 78.9% to 87%.
      4. The percentage of teachers absent 5 or fewer days in a school year will increase from 33.1% to 50%

    Strategy 3.3:  Mentoring Program -  Educators new to TTSD are supported through training, coaching and systematic encouragement in order to increase their effectiveness in the classroom and sense of satisfaction with their work.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. When surveyed, 90% of participants will indicate that they are receiving a high level of support.
      2. When surveyed, 90% of participants will indicate that the professional development sessions for new teachers positively support their work in the classroom.
      3. Training artifacts from professional development sessions.
    2. Outcomes - By 2021...
      1. 95% of new teachers who indicate that they feel adequately supported through the mentoring and support program.
      2. 90% of new teacher will remain employed with the district through their three year probationary period.
      3. The percentage of probationary teachers who are rated level 3 or higher on each of the standards listed below will be greater than or equal to 85%.
        1. Standard 1.3:  Lesson are intentionally designed to close the racial achievement gap by engaging students of every race and ethnicity.
        2. Standard 2.4:  The teacher uses a variety of strategies that are designed to achieve high levels of student engagement.
        3. Standard 3.5:  The teacher establishes an environment that promotes respect and supports individual student differences such as race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.

    Strategy 3.4:  Professional Development and Evaluation -  All district administrators will participate in ongoing professional development focused on the core values and standards of the licensed evaluation system.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Artifacts from administrative professional development sessions
      2. 90% of administrators will report that professional development sessions are relevant and support their work in effectively supervising and evaluating staff.
      3. At the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year, administrative supervisors will report 100% of building principals are implementing the licensed evaluation process using the best practices they were trained on throughout the year.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of staff members who report that the procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent will increase from 86% to 90% as evidenced on the TELL survey.
      2. The percentage of staff members who report that teachers are evaluated by someone who is well prepared to use the evaluation tool will increase from 90% to 95% as evidenced on the TELL survey.

    Cornerstone #4:  Climate and Culture - We create and nurture a school community where every individual feels safe, valued and connected.

    Long Term Objective:  Families are empowered and their students attend school ready to learn.

    Strategy 4.1:  School Climate - The district will implement a yearlong professional development and support plan to school based PBS teams that was developed as a result of the 2016-17 renewal process.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Chronic absenteeism @ grades K, 3, 6, 8, 9 will decrease by 10% based on quarterly reports.
      2. Overall referral rates and the number of incidents of bullying and harassment will decrease by 10% based on quarterly reports.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percent of Kindergarten students missing 10% of school days will decrease from 20.2% to 10%
      2. The percent of 8th students missing 10% of school days will decrease from 17.3% to 10%
      3. The percent of freshman students missing 10% of school days will decrease from 20.1% to 10%
      4. The number of major office discipline referrals will decrease from .34 per a student to .20 per a student.
      5. The number of major office discipline referrals for Bullying and Harassment will decrease from 21.1 per a thousand students to 10 per a thousand students.
      6. The percent of students who report being the subject of any harassment in the last 30 days will decrease from 44.6% to 20% as evidenced by the Student Wellness Survey and the Oregon Healthy Teens survey

    Strategy 4.2:  Future Focus -  The district will develop a communication plan with all families during key student transitions (K-1, 2-3, 5-6, 8-9) to emphasize priorities for students on the pathway to college and career readiness.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Transition communication framework completed by November 1, 2017.
      2. Communication artifacts from information provided to parents.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percent of students who “think the things they are learning in school are going to be important later in life” will increase from 56% to 80% as evidenced by the bi-annual Student Wellness Survey.
      2. On a yearly survey, 80% of parents responding will indicate that the information provided by the district provided information and resources that helped them support their student.

    Strategy 4.3:  Preschool -  District will execute year one of a preschool program vision and implementation plan designed to engage our most underserved parents and students in a rigorous pre-K educational experience.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. The district will complete a pre-school needs assessment in the Bridgeport, CFT and Metzger attendance areas by May 1, 2018.
      2. The district will implement Juntos preschool programs at CFT and Tualatin Elementary.
      3. By February 1, 2018, the district will initiate at mixed delivery preschool program in collaboration with the Northwest Regional ESD and Beaverton School District.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The percentage of students entering Kindergarten with well-developed Self-Regulation will increase from 56.5% to 75% as evidenced by having a 3.5 average on the Oregon Kindergarten Assessment.
      2. The percentage of Kindergarten students achieving Fall DIBELS Reading Benchmarks will increase from 56% to 75%.

    Strategy 4.4:  Communication -  District communication and community engagement activities support the district priorities and are tailored to the needs of the community.

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. The district will compile a portfolio of key communication artifacts for the 2017-18 school year. B.    Outcomes – By 2021…
      2. 80% of those surveyed will report that district communications efforts effectively communicate district priorities and information that is of interest community members.

    Strategy 4.5:  High Expectations - Administrators will be trained on the fundamental elements of growth mindset emphasizing the value of continuous improvement and effort with a focus on how they will provide professional development to their staff during the 2018-19 school year.  

    1. Implementation Evidence:
      1. Professional development plan completed by February 1, 2016.
      2. By February 1, 2018, 100% of administrators will receive training on growth mindset.
      3. By May 1, 2018 the district will complete the professional development plan for staff that will be implemented during the 2018-19 school year.
    2. Outcomes – By 2021…
      1. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 31 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced ELA Assessment.
      2. The racial achievement gap between under-served students and white students will decrease from 34.4 percentage points to 10 percentage points as evidenced on the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Assessment.
      3. The percentage of teachers who meet TTSD Performance Standard 1.3 “Lesson are intentionally designed to close the racial achievement gap by engaging students of every race and ethnicity” will increase from 68.9% to 85%.
      4. The percentage of teachers who meet TTSD Performance Standard 3.6 “...promotes high academic expectations by reinforcing student effort, growth and self-reflection” will increase from 89.8% to 95%.
      5. The district four-year cohort graduation rate will increase from 83.27% in 2014-15 to 90%.
      6. The district four-year cohort graduation rate for under-represented populations will increase from 70.3% to 80%.
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