Week in sports: 4/24/17 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 32/38

Every Student Thrives!

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

- jimmy dean

The road ahead...

Board Study Session:

April 24 at 6pm - La Escuelita

Ensuring Equitable Access to High Quality Schools

Learning groups

Learning Groups will provide "Insights" to help inform decision-making.

Reconfiguring our Schools and our District system to ensure equitable access to high quality schools.

  1. Cost of Quality: What will it take to invest in all schools becoming quality schools?
  2. Economics of School Size & Number: What are the implications of schools size, number of how our system must reorganize to better support schools?
  3. Learning from the Past: What lessons from the past in Oakland & elsewhere can inform our pace, approach, and outcomes?

April 24

  • Master Calendar Planning
  • CSI Budget Sync-up
  • Executive Cabinet
  • Supt 1:1
  • CSI Staff 1:1's
  • School Portfolio Planning Weekly Mtg
  • CSI/ OCE / Elevation Meeting (Sankofa + others)
  • Access to Quality Schools Board Study Session

April 25

  • SIG Steering Committee
  • CSI Team 1:1's
  • School Quality Review Training
  • CSI / Engagement Team: MLK/ West Oakland Planning
  • Oakland Public School Pledge

April 26

  • SPF Project Team
  • SPM Planning
  • Proving Ground Overview
  • ERS Weekly Cohort Meeting
  • CSI Staff 1:1's
  • SIG Support Meeting
  • Board Meeting: PLC/KPI Presentation

April 27

  • CSI 1:1's
  • SPM Director Interviews
  • School Quality Review Training
  • Two Sigma Research Meeting
  • Facilities / SPM Sync-Up Weekly Meeting
  • COVA Data Planning Session
  • Pledge Steering Committee

April 28

  • Cabinet School Focused
  • Strategic School Decisions Meeting
  • Economics Learning Group Session
  • Performance Working Group

KPI's - Key Performance Indicators

FOCUS: Bright Spots, SPF Report Updates

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

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.


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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