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Strategic Plan 2012-17

Full Strategic Plan Document (PDF)

Executive Summary of Strategic Plan (PDF)


Message from the Board of Education (PDF)

Message from Superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews, Ed.D (PDF)

Key Performance Measures

Key Performance Measures Working Paper (PDF)

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Key Performance Measures

A significant accountability and support mechanism for any strategic plan is the identification of a set of coherent and connected data measures that are indicative of the organization’s ability to accomplish its stated goals and ultimately achieve its mission. These measures are commonly referred to as Key Performance Measures (KPMs). Using KPMs to track the progress of an organization is supported both in the research as well as by effective practices from other school districts such as Montgomery County Public Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, and Boston Public Schools. In San Jose Unified, KPMs will not only provide accountability for the execution of SJUSD’s strategic goals, they will also be central in supporting the Equity Plan by highlighting the key variables and underlying factors that contribute to the opportunity gap that exist among SJUSD’s diverse student groups.

Summary of Key Performance Measures (KPMs)

Measures of Academic Student Success
1. Early Literacy (Pre-K – 2nd grade)
2. Advanced Reading Achievement (3rd – 8th grade)
3. Advanced Mathematics Achievement (3rd – 8th grade)
4. English Learner (EL) Reclassification within six years
5. Socio-Emotional Learning Scale
6. Writing Performance Assessment, (3+ at Gr. 2, 4+ at Gr 6 & Gr 9)
7. Algebra I, B or better (8th grade)
8. AP (3 or better), IB (4 or better)
9. SAT (1650+), ACT (24+)
10. UC/CSU A-G course completion, C or better
11. Exhibiting 21st Century Skills

High-Leverage Support Measures
A. Highly-qualified Teachers
B. Parent Engagement
C. Attendance: Nine or fewer days absent

Several principles will drive the development and creation of the KPM system. These principles include: using leading indicators across all KPMs; connecting the classroom to district-level through bottom-up coherence; uses a monitoring process to drive KPMs; measuring the opportunity gap across each KPM; and building a school support and accountability system.