Week in sports: 2/13/17 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 23/38

Every Student Thrives!

"Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding"

- burt rutan


SPF Tiering

Reimagine quality and accountability

Budget Tiering

Each year, schools receive an additional allocation of funding based on their SPF Overall Tier. The provides differentiated funding to ensure lower tier schools have additional funding, but that all schools receive some SPF funds.

Designations Tiering

In order to measure whether schools are making steady progress, OUSD has developed Tiered Designations to indicate if a schools is os is not mating the target each year.

As part of the QSD policy - schools must make "steady progress"


  • Reinforce expectations that specific schools prioritize their resources for certain improvements
  • Guide prioritizing central investments & supports
  • Identify schools who may be eligible (with Strong school site governance) for access to increased autonomies
  • Identify schools requiring significant accelerations


CCTL Factors

The schools were identified as a priority group to received centrally funded CCTL's with some site contribution based on academic status of Red or Orange for the current year.

Among those schools, they were separated into Priority Groups 1 and 2

Group 1

  • Had academic Growth that was Red or Orange.

Group 2

  • Had academic Growth that was higher than Red or Orange.
  • Only exceptions were three schools with academic Growth that was Orange who had Blue Growth the prior year.
  • Schools not included in either priority group included three schools with academic Growth that was Orange, but who had Overall Yellow Tier and Green Growth the current year.

The rationale for the expenses being charged is to ensure that CCTL's funded by a very limited central resource could benefit more schools. 53 will be funded (a majority by the central office), in large part through moving centrally positioned staff to school sites. The District could fully fund CCTL's for 53 schools if we only operated 53 schools."


February 13

  • Facilities / CSI Bi-Weekly Sync Mtg
  • SPF Meeting
  • Executive Cabinet
  • CSI / Elevation / Community Engagement Mid-Year Step Back
  • CSI Staff 1:1's
  • Elevation / CSI / Community Engagement Coord Mtg

February 14

  • Newcomer High Schools Programs
  • Oakland JPA Alignment Meeting
  • Bret Harte Expansion Meeting
  • SIG Steering Committee Meeting
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • CSI / Engagement Team: MLK/ West Oakland Planning
  • Equity Pledge Steering Committee Meeting

February 15

  • Equity Pledge Leadership Check-in
  • ERS Weekly Planning Meeting
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Superintendent Work Plan Meeting 2b, 2d, 2e
  • New School Budget Planning
  • Charter Investigation Meeting
  • Brookfield Prop 39 Staff Meeting
  • Oakland Promise @ MLK
  • Multi-lingual Feeder Pattern Family Meetings
  • Bloomberg Associates Meeting re: Dashboards

February 16

  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • New School Planning Meeting
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • Board Charter Staff Report Coordination Meeting
  • Facilities Funding Planning Meeting

February 17

  • SSD Session
  • SSD Follow-up Planning
  • School Configuration Budget Planning
  • Language Programs Meeting
  • Dell Grant Transition Meeting
  • Castlemont / LPS Facilities Meeting


OUSD & CSI Team is partnering with Oakland Kids First to develop curriculum for YOUTH to meaningfully engage with the SPF (School Performance Framework).

Students will conduct action-research to help take leadership in

Contact Corey Donahue with any questions about this initiative.

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

KPI's - Key Performance Indicators

FOCUS: Racial 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 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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