Week in sports: 2/20/17 Office of Continuous School Improvement

CSI WEEK IN SPORTS is for CSI Staff, Office of Post-Secondary Readiness and District collaborators; detailing weekly updates, events, & highlights.

Week 24/38

Every Student Thrives!

"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, [...] want rain without thunder and lightning.."

- frederick douglass


"History is a vast early warning system."

- norman cousins

Promoting a Vision

Promoting a Vision

The following is a DRAFT.

What if OUSD were to focus on the following priorities for the next five year?

Distributive Leadership

Pathway to Excellence Reference: Effective Talent Programs

"The Village"

Investing in Building High Functioning Teams...

  • ILT (Instructional Leadership Teams)
  • PLC (Professional Learning Communities)
  • SSC (School Site Councils)
  • SEL/Culture (Social Emotional Learning/ Culture Teams)
  • Executive Leadership Teams
  • Cross-Departmental Teams
  • BOE (Board of Education)

How is OUSD Investing in Distributive Leadership?

Quality School Development

Pathway to Excellence Reference: Quality Community Schools

"Process of Continuous School Improvement"

Supporting schools and the District in data-driven Cycles of Inquiry...

  • Assess schools based on standards & goals
  • Prioritize Improvements Areas
  • Plan Strategies
  • Implement Plan
  • Monitor Plan
  • Adjust Implementation

Creating Designations to ensure schools are making "STEADY PROGRESS"

  • Certified Exemplary School (Green/Blue & smallest Achievement Gaps)
  • Certified School
  • Certified Focus School
  • Certified Priority School
  • Transformation School (Lowest 1/3 w/ Low SQR Ratings)

Accelerations & Interventions Triggered when schools do not improve.

How is OUSD Investing in Quality School Development?

School Portfolio Management

Pathway to Excellence Reference: Accountable School District

"Opportunity Gap"

Cluster Schools Across Oakland and Assess Alignment to School Portfolio Priorities...

Improve Performance

  • Overall SPF Performance
  • Growth on SPF Performance
  • Student Group SPF Performance

Increase 1st Choice Chooser Enrollment

  • Enrollment Trends
  • Choice/ Demand Rate
  • Live/Go Data

Maximize Resources to Program vs. Operations

  • Fiscal: (Subsidized Budget / Budget for Schools by Design)
  • Staffing: (Capacity to Collaborate / Whole Child Positions)
  • Facilities: (Utilization Rate / Optimum Capacity)

Determine Portfolio Recommendations through Analysis and Engagement


Where (in what Regions and communities) do we have quality schools? Can they be expanded (in grade configuration, enrollment, and/or facilities)? Can they be replicated? Relocated to a larger campus?

Where do we have low performing schools? Can they be redesigned? Can they be prioritized for leadership development, teacher recruitment and development?

Where can we envision a community educational center with multiple schools? Can some school programs be combined within a larger school vision?

Unplanned = Unsuccessful

How is OUSD Investing in School Portfolio Management?


February 20


February 21

  • Special Education Facility Space Meeting
  • Executive Cabinet
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • CSI / Engagement Team: MLK/ West Oakland Planning
  • Westlake Prop 39 ILT Meeting

February 22

  • CDE School Scorecard Dashboard Goes Live
  • Principal Performance Based Interviews
  • School Portfolio Planning Meeting
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Intensive Pathway Schools SPF Meeting
  • Board Meeting: West Oakland Recommendation

February 23

  • Facilities Master Planning / SPM Conference Call
  • Thrival Enrollment Check-in
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Appeals Committee Meeting
  • Facilities Planning Meeting 2017-18
  • Feeder Pattern Planning Meeting
  • ERS Funding Equity Steering Committee
  • Dual Language Pathways Presentation
  • McClymonds Prop 39 Parent Meeting

February 24

  • Cabinet School Focused Meeting
  • SSD KPI Session w/ Network Teams
  • 2018-19 Budget Prioritization Mtg
  • Language Programs Meeting
  • Dell Grant Transition Meeting
  • Castlemont / LPS Facilities Meeting


Executive Cabinet begins weekly data dive into District KPI's at the start of each meeting.

District KPI's are provided by RAD through the Weekly Engagement Report

Contact Juan Du with any questions about this data set.

Keep this hit record on the air... contact CSI to receive Department training on how to read and use the SPF and KPI's.

KPI's - Key Performance Indicators

FOCUS: Language Equity

Future Updates

To include:


Office of Continuous School Improvement

Helps schools and our district become the "Best at Getting Better"

Key Functions:

  • Measuring & reporting school performance annually & throughout the year using SPF and KPI's (district & charter)
  • Designing & implementing tools for data-driven Cycles of Inquiry, strategic school site planning, progress monitoring of programs, analysis and reporting of what's working & not working, and sharing effective practices
  • Identifying schools for Intensive supports or eligibility for Innovation; & coordinating access & implementation of those supports and services
  • Facilitating decision-making and implementation of new schools, grade configuration expansions, & charter reauthorizations, school mergers or consolidations, and school closures
  • Facilitating team responsible for ensuring annual allocation of facilities for new and/or growing schools, changing programs, and charter school requests

We remain lean by collaborating across the district to ensure that Quality is Everyone's Responsibility


Please Contact David Montes de Oca with Immediate Questions at david.montes@ousd.org

OUSD Selects its Values!

Students First - Equity - Excellence - Integrity - Cultural Responsiveness - Joy

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