School Improvement News

Oakland Schools School Quality

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the Oakland Schools Schools Improvement Newsletter!

More information can be found at our NEW Oakland Schools Website. It is still under construction and we welcome any feedback you could provide on what you might like to see added. Check it out!

Guided School Improvement Coming for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Save the Dates!

We are very excited to announce the offering of a Guided School Improvement Series for the 2016-2017 School Year! Elementary, Middle and High School teams will have the opportunity to work through their School Improvement Process in a grade-alike setting. Professional Learning sessions will take place in the mornings followed by a voluntary afternoon session. The afternoon will consist of a "Leading the Process" lunch collaboration with district/building leaders and School Improvement Team topic-specific work time with topic consultants until 3:00. Teams should consist of the Building Principal and 2-3 members of the School Improvement Team. We also suggest that the District Improvement Leader attend with one of the cohorts.

Elementary Cohort - 9/14/16, 11/22/16, 2/8/17, 3/30/17, 5/17/17

Middle School Cohort - 9/20/16, 11/29/16, 2/15/17, 4/12/17, 5/18/17

High School Cohort - 9/21/16, 12/9/16, 2/16/17, 4/18/17, 5/19/17


Annual Education Report

Annual Education Reports must be posted by April 22, 2016! Typically the Annual Education Report (AER) is completed and posted prior to the beginning of the school year. This year, due to the postponement of M-Step results, the Michigan Department of Education approved a delay in the posting. On March 3rd a Memorandum to Superintendents was sent to provide a timeline, process, and answers to frequently asked questions. Please let us know if you have any other questions that we can support you with.

Program Evaluation, Ed Yes! and School Improvement

The information that you gather from both your Ed Yes! and your Program Evaluation can be valuable resources as you begin to plan "next steps" in your School Improvement Process. The Ed Yes! Rubrics allow both district and school teams to reflect on weaknesses that can be often be addressed in the design of activities moving into the next school year. Now that it is March, your team should be completing Question 4: Fidelity of Implementation in the program evaluation. The results of these conversations often indicate some follow-up work and activities to help deepen the work moving forward. As indicated last month - it is important to keep in mind that the PET asks you to reflect on data you have collected on both adult implementation and student achievement. Ensuring that you are engaging in a data collection method now will ensure that you are ready to answer Question 5 in May.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Oakland Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation (subject to the limits of applicable law), age, genetic information, or disability in its programs, services, activities or employment opportunities. Inquiries related to employment discrimination should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Personnel Management and Labor Relations at 248.209.2429, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736. For all other inquiries related to discrimination, contact the Director of Legal Affairs at 248.209.2062, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736.