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					                                          AGENCY PERFORMANCE PLAN
                                                                          FY 2010
Name of Agency: Department of Education

Agency Mission: Our Mission is to champion excellence for all Iowa students through leadership and service.

              Core Function                       Outcome Measure(s)                      Outcome Target           Link to Strategic Plan Goals
CF: Resource Management --Provide                                                                             State Board/Department of Education
vital infrastructure needs necessary                                                                          Goals:
to administer and support agency                                                                              Goal 1: All children will enter school
operations and the system of                                                                                  ready to learn.
education in Iowa. Key activities may
include financial and personnel                                                                               Goal 2: All K-12 students will achieve
services such as payroll, accounting                                                                          at a high level.
and budgeting; purchasing of goods
and services; media management;                                                                               Goal 3: Individuals will pursue post-
information technology enhancement,                                                                           secondary education in order to drive
management and support; data,                                                                                 economic success.
research and information services;
financial resource allocation of state                                                                        Governor’s Leadership Agenda
and federal funds to schools and                                                                              Goals:
colleges; leadership; communication;                                                                          Goal 1: All children ready to learn
legislative support; planning; policy                                                                         upon entry to school.
development; maintenance of
physical infrastructure and                                                                                   Goal 2: All K-12 students prepared
governance system development to                                                                              for success in postsecondary options.
achieve results for Iowans.
                                                                                                              Goal 3: Expand the number of Iowa
                                                                                                              postsecondary graduates from state-
                                                                                                              supported institutions.
Desired Outcome(s):
Customers will receive state aid,        Percent of payments for state aid,
federal funds and flow-through dollars   federal funds, and other allocations
to provide educational programs and      sent out to local school districts,
related support services.                community colleges and other
                                         customers in accordance with state
                                         and federal regulations                100%


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Internal and external customers have      Percent of school districts
access to the information they need       participating in a statewide individual
for policy development and resource       student record system                     100%
allocation, and, at the local level, to
improve instruction.                      Percent of community colleges
                                          participating in the CC Management
                                          Information System                        100%

      Services, Products, Activities               Performance Measures                    Performance Target(s)      Strategies/Recommended Actions
1.   Financial Resource Allocation to     Percent of state and federal funds                                       Ensure that categorical funding is not
     Early Childhood, K-12 and            distributed according to the formula                                     being used to supplant other funding,
     Community Colleges (Distribute       prescribed by the funding source          100%                           except as authorized.
     state and federal funds –
     allocations, and targeted and        Percent of state and federal funds
     competitive grants to early          distributed using the correct data to
     childhood programs, school           determine distribution                    100%
     districts, nonpublic schools, area
     education agencies, community
     colleges, and other qualified
     providers.)

2. Administration and Leadership          Percent of districts participating in a                                  Provide fall and spring BEDS training;
   (Policy, planning, advocacy,           statewide individual student record                                      provide follow-up and editing.
   leadership, governance and             system                                    100%
   administration; internal                                                                                        Refine definitions to ensure
   operations; information and data       Percent of community colleges                                            consistency of reporting and to
   for accountability and decision-       participating in the CC management                                       comply with federal changes in race
   making; and administration of          information system                        100%                           and ethnicity reporting. Review
   resource allocation.)                                                                                           reporting fields to ensure that types of
                                          Percent of districts reporting data                                      data collected meet information
                                          required under the Education Data                                        needs.
                                          Exchange Network (EDEN) of the US
                                          Department of Education                   100%                           Continue Project EASIER. This year
                                          (Information reported using the EDEN                                     every school student in a public or
                                          submission system is used for Ed                                         private accredited Iowa school has
                                          facts, a USDE initiative to put                                          been given a unique identifier number
                                          performance data at the center of                                        that allows districts to submit data
                                          policy, management and budget                                            electronically and allows the
                                          decisions for K-12 education                                             Department to aggregate data for
                                          programs.)                                                               state and federal reporting
                                                                                                                   requirements, policy development,
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                                        Percent of state and federal reporting          and accountability at the local, state
                                        requirements met by the Department              and federal levels.
                                        for accountability and information       100%
                                        purposes                                        Begin the rollout of Iowa’s
                                                                                        warehouse, EdInsight. This data
                                                                                        warehouse will be phased in using
                                        Percent of internal operations in the           individual student records from
                                        Department conducted in accordance              Project EASIER, special education
                                        with Generally Accepted Accounting       100%   student data from the Information
                                        Principles                                      Management System, and student
                                                                                        achievement data from the Iowa
                                                                                        Testing Program. This statewide
                                                                                        longitudinal data system will improve
                                                                                        the utility, accuracy, reliability and
                                                                                        timeliness of data; reduce
                                                                                        redundancy; decrease reporting
                                                                                        burden; streamline federal reporting;
                                                                                        improve stakeholder access to data;
                                                                                        enable data exchange across
                                                                                        institutions; protect privacy and
                                                                                        confidentiality; support research to
                                                                                        improve our understanding of
                                                                                        effective management and
                                                                                        instructional policies; and facilitate
                                                                                        data-driven decision-making that will
                                                                                        affect student learning. This is the
                                                                                        first of seven activities DE is
                                                                                        undertaking as part of its longitudinal
                                                                                        data system (LDS).

                                                                                        Continue the State Report Card for
                                                                                        NCLB, and web-based School Profile.

                                                                                        Continue to support the School
                                                                                        District Financial Report Card at
                                                                                        Grant Wood AEA in conjunction with
                                                                                        the entire education stakeholder
                                                                                        community and the Public Employees
                                                                                        Relation Board (a link is available on
                                                                                        the Department of Education
                                                                                        website).


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Core Function                             Outcome Measure(s)                     Outcome Target               Link to Strategic Plan Goal
CF: Education. Provide technical                                                                              State Board/Department of Education
assistance and professional                                                                                   Goals:
development to increase capacity at                                                                           Goal 1: All children will enter school
the local level related to continuous                                                                         ready to learn.
improvement, improving instruction in
order to improve student                                                                                      Goal 2: All K-12 students will achieve
performance, support for                                                                                      at a high level.
management services, and
intermediate support.                                                                                         Goal 3: Individuals will pursue post-
                                                                                                              secondary education in order to drive
                                                                                                              economic success.

                                                                                                              Governor’s Leadership Agenda
                                                                                                              Goals:
                                                                                                              Goal 1: All children ready to learn
                                                                                                              upon entry to school.

                                                                                                              Goal 2: All K-12 students prepared
                                                                                                              for success in postsecondary options.

                                                                                                              Goal 3: Expand the number of Iowa
                                                                                                              postsecondary graduates from state-
                                                                                                              supported institutions.
Desired Outcome(s):
All children will enter school ready to   Percent of children entering           64% (target for 2009-2010)   Continue efforts to support
learn                                     kindergarten proficient in beginning                                implementation of the Iowa Quality
                                          sounds using the Dynamic Indicators                                 Preschool Program Standards; work
                                          of Basic Early Literacy Skills                                      with other agencies to develop a
                                          (DIBELS).                                                           comprehensive early childhood
                                                                                                              professional development system for
                                                                                                              early care, health, and education; and
                                                                                                              provide technical assistance to
                                                                                                              Statewide Voluntary Preschool
                                                                                                              Programs for Four-Year-Old Children.

To improve student achievement                                                                                The Iowa State Support Team
                                                                                                              provides intensive and sustained
                                                                                                              support, including technical
                                                                                                              assistance in school improvement, to
                                                                                                              schools and districts identified as low
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                                                                                                                       performing. Priority for service is
                                                                                                                       given to schools and districts subject
                                                                                                                       to corrective action and school
                                                                                                                       improvement under the No Child Left
                                                                                                                       Behind Act (NCLB).

                                        Percent of Iowa 4th graders proficient                                         Provide professional development
                                        or higher in reading comprehension       79% on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills     and technical assistance in the area
                                                                                                                       of reading through multiple initiatives:
                                        Percent of Iowa 8th graders proficient                                         Every Child Reads K-12, Statewide
                                        or higher in reading comprehension       72.6% on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills   Reading Team, Reading First,
                                                                                                                       Adolescent Literacy, Teacher
                                        Percent of Iowa 11th graders                                                   Development Academies,
                                        proficient or higher in reading          76.9% on the Iowa Tests of            Collaborative Strategic Reading, and
                                        comprehension                            Educational Development               Strategic Instruction Model. These
                                                                                                                       efforts are designed to help school
                                                                                                                       districts implement a comprehensive
                                                                                                                       K-12 literacy program that will
                                                                                                                       improve the literacy achievement of
                                                                                                                       every student.

                                        Percent of Iowa 4th graders proficient   80.6% on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills   Provide professional development
                                        or higher in mathematics                                                       and technical assistance in the area
                                                                                                                       of mathematics through Every
                                        Percent of Iowa 8th graders proficient   76% on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills     Student Counts, Teacher
                                        or higher in mathematics                                                       Development Academy – Cognitively
                                                                                                                       Guided Instruction, and Career
                                        Percent of Iowa 11th graders             78.1% on Iowa Tests of Educational    Technical Education (CTE). These
                                        proficient or higher in mathematics      Development                           efforts focus on improved student
                                                                                                                       achievement in mathematics.

                                                                                                                       The goal of MATH IN CTE
                                                                                                                       professional development is to
                                                                                                                       provide CTE teachers with a means
                                                                                                                       of enhancing the mathematics
                                                                                                                       already present in their occupational
                                                                                                                       curriculum. Three AEAs and Three
                                                                                                                       Community Colleges will jointly host
                                                                                                                       this year’s initiative.

                                        Percent of Iowa 8th graders proficient   81.5% on Iowa Tests of Basic Skills   Provide professional development
                                        or higher in science                                                           and technical assistance in the area
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                                                                                                                  of science through Every Learner
                                        Percent of Iowa 11th graders         80.8% on Iowa Tests of Educational   Inquires, Teacher Development
                                        proficient or higher in science      Development                          Academy.

                                        Average attendance rates in grades                                        The State Board has established a
                                        K-8                                  95%                                  goal of 95% for NCLB accountability.
                                        High School Graduation Rate          88.8%                                Note: The Department implemented
                                                                                                                  a student tracking system in 2004.
                                        High School Graduation Rate for                                           As a result, we will be able to report a
                                        Hispanic Students                    69.4%                                true cohort graduation rate for the
                                                                                                                  class of 2008. Previous graduation
                                        High School Graduation Rate for                                           rates were based on a formula and
                                        African-American Students            71.1%                                not based on following a cohort of
                                                                                                                  students across their secondary
                                        High School Graduation Rate for                                           career. Although we continue to
                                        White Students                       90.9%                                strive for improvement in graduation
                                                                                                                  rates, and set our targets accordingly,
                                                                                                                  initially we expect a slight decline as
                                                                                                                  schools and districts adjust to this
                                                                                                                  new methodology. Iowa still ranks
                                                                                                                  near the top in national comparisons
                                                                                                                  of graduation rate.

                                                                                                                  Strategies: Develop models and
                                                                                                                  materials focusing on high school and
                                                                                                                  middle schools designed to ensure
                                                                                                                  that each student has the opportunity
                                                                                                                  to take challenging, relevant courses
                                                                                                                  that will prepare him or her for
                                                                                                                  success in postsecondary learning
                                                                                                                  and the workplace. Specific projects
                                                                                                                  include the Iowa High School Project,
                                                                                                                  Comprehensive School Reform
                                                                                                                  grants, and the annual High School
                                                                                                                  Summit.

                                                                                                                  Assist school districts in implementing
                                                                                                                  the requirement that every 8th grade
                                                                                                                  student complete a Student Core
                                                                                                                  Curriculum Plan with a graduation
                                                                                                                  plan and a career option line.


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                                                                                         Work with area education agencies to
                                                                                         develop their expertise in supporting
                                                                                         the implementation of the Iowa Core
                                                                                         Curriculum in all Iowa high schools by
                                                                                         2012 and all elementary and middle
                                                                                         schools by 2014. This expertise will
                                                                                         focus on leadership, content
                                                                                         alignment, instruction and
                                                                                         assessment, and monitoring and
                                                                                         evaluation. Continue to work with the
                                                                                         Iowa Testing Program to develop
                                                                                         additional high quality assessments
                                                                                         that align with the Iowa Core
                                                                                         Curriculum.
To improve teacher quality              Percent of teachers in core academic             Continue to implement the Teacher
                                        areas appropriately licensed and         100%    Quality Program including mentoring
                                        assigned                                         and induction, and evaluation
                                                                                         standards. Provide Teacher
                                                                                         Development Academies in reading,
                                        Percent of teachers meeting the          100%    math and science.
                                        federal definition of highly qualified
                                        teachers                                         Work with school districts to
                                                                                         implement the Iowa Professional
                                                                                         Development Model. This is a
                                                                                         comprehensive model that ties
                                                                                         professional development to district
                                                                                         student learning goals, research on
                                                                                         best instructional practices, is
                                                                                         ongoing, collaborative and evaluated.

                                                                                         Continue to update the Iowa Content
                                                                                         Network, a tool for educators to use
                                                                                         that makes research more useful for
                                                                                         professional development.
Students successfully completing at     Percent of community college cohort      52.9%   The State Board of Education is
least two years of postsecondary        who complete an award within three               scheduled to adopt the administrative
education                               years or transfer to a four-year                 rules for Senior Year Plus in July,
                                        institution (success rate)                       2009.

                                                                                         HF 815 mandates a renewed transfer
                                                                                         and articulation effort between the
                                                                                         state’s public universities and
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                                                                                                                community colleges.

                                                                                                                Seek additional articulation
                                                                                                                agreements to ease the transition
                                                                                                                from secondary to higher education.


Services, Products, Activities           Performance Measures                     Performance Target(s)         Strategies/Recommended Actions
3. Technical Assistance and              Percent of local school districts                                      Maintain efforts -- currently meeting
Professional Development (Provide        visited annually by a school             20%                           target.
technical assistance and professional    improvement team
development for early childhood                                                                                 Refer to strategies above.
programs, school districts, area         Percent of accredited nonpublic
education agencies, community            schools visited annually by a school     20%                           Statewide Community College
colleges, and practitioner preparation   improvement team                                                       Advisory Committees (Accreditation,
programs to support continuous                                                                                  Faculty Advisory Committee, and
improvement of instruction and           Percent of charter schools visited                                     Professional Development Advisory
implementation of research-based         annually by school improvement team      100%                          Committee) mandated by House File
instructional practices in order to                                                                             2679 (2008) will continue their work.
improve student performance.)            Percent of reports audited for
                                         Competent Private Instruction (every     100%
                                         year), Exempt Schools (every two
                                         years), and Specially Accredited
                                         Schools (every year)

                                         Focused equity and civil rights visits
                                         conducted at LEAs, AEAs, and             10 LEAs, 1 AEA, 1 community
                                         community colleges each year.            college per year

                                         Percent of Educator Preparation
                                         Programs visited per year                14%
   A. Implement the Iowa Core            We are in the process of developing a                                  Continue to request funding to
      Curriculum mandate in a            mechanism by which we can                                              increase teacher salaries.
      manner that provides Iowa          measure implementation of the Iowa
      teachers with quality              Core Curriculum.
      professional development as
      specified in the Teacher
      Quality Program.

   B. Build the capacity of AEAs to                                                                             A network of trainers in each area
      provide intermediate support.                                                                             education agency is being trained by
                                                                                                                Department staff to support the
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                                                                                                                 implementation of the Iowa Core
                                                                                                                 Curriculum.
   C. Provide technical assistance       Refer to measures above.            Refer to targets above.             Refer to strategies above.
      for early, childhood programs,
      school districts, area
      education agencies, and
      community colleges to support
      continuous improvement of
      instruction and implementation
      of research-based
      instructional practices.

   D. Provide auxiliary services         Lunches served through the Summer   385,706 lunches (target for 2009)   The Department is seeking new
      including school                   Food Service Program (increase by                                       sponsors and additional sites for the
      transportation, nutrition,         two and one-half percent or 9,407                                       Summer Food Service Program.
      infrastructure and finance.        lunches from the 2008 level)
                                                                                                                 In addition, we are working with the
                                                                                                                 Iowa Department of Public Health to
                                                                                                                 disseminate flyers about the Summer
                                                                                                                 Food Service Program through the
                                                                                                                 WIC Clinics.
Core Function                            Outcome Measure(s)                  Outcome Target                      Link to Strategic Plan Goals
CF: Regulation and Compliance.                                                                                   State Board/Department of Education
Provide stewardship for the education                                                                            Goals:
system through accreditation,                                                                                    Goal 1: All children will enter school
approval, fiscal oversight and federal                                                                           ready to learn.
program oversight.
                                                                                                                 Goal 2: All K-12 students will achieve
                                                                                                                 at a high level.

                                                                                                                 Goal 3: Individuals will pursue post-
                                                                                                                 secondary education in order to drive
                                                                                                                 economic success.

                                                                                                                 Governor’s Leadership Agenda
                                                                                                                 Goals:
                                                                                                                 Goal 1: All children ready to learn
                                                                                                                 upon entry to school.

                                                                                                                 Goal 2: All K-12 students prepared
                                                                                                                 for success in postsecondary options.


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                                                                                                          Goal 3: Expand the number of Iowa
                                                                                                          postsecondary graduates from state-
                                                                                                          supported institutions.
Desired Outcomes:
To ensure Iowans have access to a       Percent of school districts maintaining   100%
quality education system                accreditation standards

                                        Percent of AEAs maintaining               100%
                                        accreditation standards
                                        Percent of community colleges             100%
                                        maintaining accreditation standards
                                        Percent of practitioner preparation       100%
                                        programs maintaining approval
                                        Percent of practitioners who are          100%
                                        appropriately licensed
To ensure compliance with federal       Loss of federal funds from USDE or          0%
program requirements                    USDA due to noncompliance with
                                        program requirements


Services, Products and Activities       Performance Measures                      Performance Target(s)   Strategies/Recommended Actions
4. Administration of State and          Percent of local districts, AEAs and
Federal Programs to Ensure              CCs receiving desk audits annually        100%
Compliance with Fiscal and Program
Requirements. This includes             Percent of federal programs
accreditation of early childhood        approved for funding                      100%
programs, school districts, nonpublic
schools, AEAs and community             Percent of accountability reports         100%
colleges.                               completed

                                        Number of audit exceptions                  0




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             Core Function                         Outcome Measure(s)                      Outcome Target           Link to Strategic Plan Goals
CF: Library Services                                                                                           State Library Strategic Plan 08-11
Acquire, manage and provide access                                                                             Goal 1. Promote high quality library
to information. Collections include                                                                            services for all Iowans through the
books, journals, videos, state &                                                                               use of technology.
federal documents, electronic
informational databases & web-based
information.

Desired Outcome(s):
All Iowans have access to high-           Percent of Iowans with access          90%
quality electronic library resources to   through their public library to
enhance learning & decision-making        electronic informational databases
at all ages                               purchased by the State Library
Services, Products, Activities            Performance Measures                   Performance Target(s)         Strategies/Recommended Actions
1. Purchase statewide access to           Number of public searches of           4,900,000 searches (or 1.65   Evaluate electronic products
electronic resources on behalf of         electronic databases purchased by      searches per Iowan)           available; collaborate with AEAs and
Iowa libraries.                           the State Library                                                    other partners on statewide
                                                                                                               purchases; purchase statewide
                                                                                                               access to electronic resources on
                                                                                                               behalf of Iowa libraries; publicize
                                                                                                               availability to libraries and the public;
                                                                                                               administer sign-ups and maintain
                                                                                                               program.

               Core Function                      Outcome Measure(s)                       Outcome Target             Link to Strategic Plan Goals
CF: Community Coordination and                                                                                 State Library Strategic Plan 08-11
Development (Library Development)                                                                              Goal 2. Build the capacity of Iowa
Develop the economic security and                                                                              libraries to provide the best possible
quality of life of Iowans by working                                                                           library service to Iowans.
with local public libraries. Activities                                                                        Goal 3. Position libraries to prepare
may include facilitation and                                                                                   Iowans for a bright future.
coordination; administration of grants                                                                         Goal 4. Ensure access to unique
to enhance services; program                                                                                   Iowa collections.
oversight; and technical assistance
and support.
Desired Outcome(s):
All Iowans have access to high          Percent of Iowa public libraries         85%
quality library services so they can    meeting five key standards:
participate knowledgeably and            ∗ Certified, trained library director
productively in a democratic society
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and lead an enriched life through         ∗ Good book collection
lifelong learning.                        ∗ Internet computers for the public
                                          ∗ Open at least 20 hours per week
                                          ∗ Provide annual summer reading
                                               program for children to sustain
                                               skills

Services, Products, Activities           Performance Measures                     Performance Target(s)                    Strategies/Recommended Actions
1. Statewide library resource sharing.   Percent of Iowa public and academic      90% participation                        Provide SILO (State of Iowa Libraries
                                         libraries participating in statewide                                              Online) Locator and interlibrary loan
                                         resource sharing programs (Open                                                   program; administer programs to
                                         Access, Access Plus, SILO Locator,                                                partially reimburse libraries for
                                         SILO interlibrary loan)                                                           sharing resources.
2. Administration of Statewide           Percent of accredited public libraries   50% of public libraries are accredited   Provide leadership for Iowa library
Programs.                                                                                                                  community; develop and implement
                                         Percent of certified public library      80% of public library directors are      plans to improve Iowa library
                                         directors                                certified                                services; administer public library
                                                                                                                           accreditation program, based on “In
                                         Percent of public libraries              85% of public libraries participate in   Service to Iowa: Public Library
                                         participating in Direct State Aid        Direct State Aid program                 Measures of Quality”; administer
                                         Program                                                                           certification program for public library
                                                                                                                           directors; administer Direct State Aid
                                         Percent of libraries submitting annual   95% of Iowa public libraries submit      program; administer statistics
                                         survey data                              annual survey data                       programs; administer federal LSTA
                                                                                                                           funds.




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