School Administrative Unit #9

District Goals

SAU#9 Goals 2017-2018


Goal: We will recruit, recognize and develop the most effective personnel.

Ensure effective evaluation of all staff as aligned to district vision, mission and goals. 


  • Observation overviews 
  • Group walkthroughs at various schools
  • Review of observations, feedback and written evaluations within the administrative PLC meetings
  • Review of student work on common assessments
  • Provide targeted professional development for competency based education

Performance Indicators:

  • Administrative consistency in analysis of observations and feedback provided through walkthrough observations.
  • Consistency of instructional practice as monitored through observation with feedback for improvement. 
  • Administration will identify building level strengths and weaknesses and provide professional development to meet the needs of the staff.
  • Effective administrative feedback and evaluation to improve staff performance as documented in formal and informal manner.



Goal: By the end of the 2017-18 school year all staff will develop a common definition/understanding of competency-based education and personalized learning.

Objective: Align professional development, training and support to implement competency-based education and personalized learning. 


  • Leadership team participation in Competency Design Studio conference (summer 2017)
  • Administrative PLC work focused on CBE 
  • Review of strategic plan, reinforcing the mission, vision and values of the school community
  • Present to a wide variety of stakeholders in the community providing opportunity for feedback
  • Develop a six phase plan for implementing CBE in grades k-12
  • Identify and recognize what practices/structures are in place, which ones need to be modified, and which ones need to be established

Performance Indicators:

  • Staff will be able to articulate the connection between our vision of realizing the full potential of each and every student and CBE
  • Describe the sense of urgency for making the transformation to CBE
  • School based goals aligned to the CBE implementation plan

Goal:  All staff will utilize long-range planning to achieve the mission and vision of the district.

Objective: By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, we will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategic plan.


  • Define the current reality of the district
  • Academic achievement
  • Social emotional achievement
  • Physical and emotional safety of all school members
  • Define individual student achievement in conjunction with growth model accountability
  • Target focus areas for action planning and establish individual, building and district goals 
  • Provide agreed upon data/information as needed
  • Provide feedback to the strategic planning process

Performance Indicators:

  • Identify agreed upon data sources 
  • Communication of current reality in relation to the identified data sources for: student achievement, staffing, budget, capital planning.
  • Assert leadership at the building and school board level by communicating proactively of topics and implementation plans.
  • A clear and agreed upon definition of student achievement across SAU#9
  • Clear and consistent standards documented and communicated in relation to expectations for all staff members
  • Updated job descriptions aligned to current expectations 
  • Progress monitoring on all aspects of the strategic plan, semi-annually with reports to individual school boards. 

Goal:  We will continuously improve each student’s level of achievement and growth.

Objective:  Create a cohesive comprehensive curriculum, instruction and assessment system that is consistent with our vision and mission, and reflective of the changing needs of our students. 


  • Ensure educators are aligning instruction and assessments to standards and competencies
  • Support the development of formative and summative assessments aligned to standards and competencies to report on student achievement at all levels
  • Participation and leadership on district curriculum committees
  • Monitor student progress towards established standards and competencies. Provide continued professional development on best practices for assessment through  faculty meetings, literature reviews, discussions, workshops
  • Personalize instruction to meet the growth needs of individual students
    Critically review student performance data at grade and building levels against established standards

Performance Indicators:

  • Consistency in reporting on student achievement local, state and national measures. 
  • Monitoring and evaluation of assessment and instructional practices
  • Improved reporting on process, product, and progress
  • Varied assessments and rubrics as evidence to student achievement
  • Implementation of standards-based report card at grades k-8 


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