The Office of Transformation and Innovation (OTI) serves as an ongoing "learning laboratory" for the district, in areas such as enrollment practices, instructional practices, and empowering campus-level autonomies around talent, time, and resources. One additional area that begs for creativity are school performance frameworks (SPF). Next generation SPFs must look at a holistic set of indicators to assess school quality, rather than relying solely on standardized test scores. Under a “Whole Child” approach, there are three core domains: Academic; Social and Emotional Learning (SEL); and Culture/Climate.
In the coming months, OTI is planning to publish on this website a “Whole Child School Profile” for seven Choice Schools: Hulcy STEAM MS, IDEA HS at Fannin, Mata Montessori ES, Cabell ES, Rogers ES, Marsh MS, and Bryan Adams HS. The goal is that all stakeholders can experience a user-friendly, one-stop, understandable platform that tells a more nuanced story about school performance. Potentially, these profiles will serve as future templates for the district to improve the experience of stakeholders and to better inform families so that they can make the best choices for their child.