This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Wednesday, May 22 • 10:15am - 11:30am
The Odd Couple? Marrying Performance Management and Improvement Science in Chesterfield County Public Schools Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

For the 2018-2019 school year, Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) reinvented its state-mandated School Innovation and Improvement Planning process (SIIP) around the principles of performance management and improvement science. Each 63 CCPS schools completed a Preliminary Needs Assessment that led them through a review of critical data to better define goals for the SIIP process. To accommodate more meaningful and ambitious reform strategies, schools wrote three-year goals and chose quantitative data that measures interim benchmarks towards goal completion each semester. Then they selected initial action steps that they believed would move their chosen metric, which they review at the end of each semester. Movement in the measure suggests the school keep the same action steps. Measures that do not improve provides an opportunity to reflect as to whether the plan should change.

In this workshop, we will describe the development of the revised process and the principles from performance management and improvement science theory that informed this process. Participants will dig into the data, practice goal and benchmark setting, and design action steps to internalize the process. At the conclusion of this process and if time permits, participants will share feedback on the process and highlights from their plans.

Please bring your laptop to this participatory session.

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Dr. Bryan Shelly

Coordinator, Research & Evaluation, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Dr. Tinkhani White

Curriculum Coordinator, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Kennedy B, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)