Goal Setting and Localized
Presentation for SAISD Board
Office of Research, Evaluation and Assessment
Belief Base of Localized Accountability
We believe that teachers and administrators do not work
in isolation. Localized accountability means we work
together to define goals, and make the goals become
• People support what they help create.
• Change comes from within.
• The teacher is the program.
The result will be fulfillment of these beliefs.
• Excellence and equity for all students.
• No child will be left behind.
Levels of Accountability by
Grade Level or Subject Area
What is new in our focus?
Collaborative goal-setting will be a focus for the 2004 –
2005 school year.
Current data to guide our goal-setting will allow for more
precise diagnosis and assessment. (Called
Clearly defined roles, procedures, and processes will
provide support to all levels of the organization.
We will use operational campus and grade level goals
early in our planning process, and through the
collaboration step finalize these goals to include more
“current state” information to all levels of the
Examining Grade Level TAKS Performance
for 2003 – 2004: How did we do?
Ratings were assigned Exemplary Recognized Acceptable Unacceptable
in the same fashion as
HS 7 15 2
and the exemption rule
Numbers indicate the MS 12 36 2
number of schools at each
HS (8 schools X 3 grades =
24 total) Aca. 4 24 9
MS ( 16 schools X 3 grades
and 1 school X 2 grades =
50 total) Elem. 16 80 62 1
Elem. (53 schools X 3 = 159
Academies Exemplary Recognized Academically Total
Austin 3 1 4
Baskin 1 3 4
Briscoe 1 3 4
Cameron 3 1 4
Pfeiffer 3 1 4
Carroll 3 1 4
Miller 3 1 4
Gates 1 3 4
Hawthorne 2 2 1 5
Total 4 24 9 37
SAISD Grade Level Accountability Analysis
53% of all grade levels in the District were at the Exemplary or Recognized Level.
How did grade levels perform by school
HS MS Academies Elem.
Percent of grade levels which were Exemplary or Recognized.
29% of grade levels at high school (9 – 11) were Recognized
24% of grade levels at middle school (6 – 8) were Recognized
76% of grade levels at academies (3 – 6 or 7) were either
Recognized or Exemplary
60% of grade levels at elementaries (3 – 5) were either Recognized
Current Status of Goals Setting
Schools have set “operational” campus and grade level goals.
During September and October, these goals will be modified using
the “Accountability Now” – or current information.
Grade or subject area groups will meet to collaborate on goals,
individual teacher goal setting will occur, and collaboration by
organizational unit will continue.
Final campus goals will come to the Board in November, after
enrollment has stabilized.
Many schools will set very high goals. The District has also
calculated “expected gain” for each campus and grade which
represents a minimum expectation. Schools are encouraged to set
high goals without undue risk. High expectations and large
performance gains will be acknowledged and supported.