• School Performance Plans for the 2018-19 School Year

    The School Performance Plan (SPP) is a blueprint designed to support principals and school leadership teams in improving overall school performance, with an emphasis on instruction and student achievement. It serves as a year-round anchor in conversations between the district office, schools, and communities.

    As the needs of schools change throughout the school year, so does the SPP in an ongoing effort to address changing needs and strategies targeted to improve student outcomes. The SPP also satisfies the requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for Title I schools to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, develop and implement a schoolwide plan, then conduct an annual review to analyze the effectiveness of this plan.

    For 2018-19, principals will complete their SPP strategically in three phases. This allows schools to align their improvement plans to district initiatives in a more meaningful way. These phases mirror timelines associated with the school budget development process, align their strategic priorities with City Schools’ “Blueprint for Success”, and thoughtfully plan their family and community engagement strategies in a timely fashion.

    • Phase 1: Composition of ILT, Mission and Vision Statement, Identification of Prioritized Areas of Need, Identification of Evidence-Based Goals and Strategies
      • Completed by February 12, 2018
      • As part of this process, schools should engage with their communities and families in drafting their goals and strategies and solicit their input on the plan during the School Community Budget Forum
      • Schools should be prepared to share draft goals and strategies at Budget Collaboratives 
    • Phase 2: Action Steps, Partnerships, Family and Community Engagement
      • Completed by start of 2018-19 school year
      • Action Steps, Family and Community Engagement Template, Partnerships, and Monitoring Plan will be added in SPP template updates
      • Schools will complete remaining components of their SPP (e.g., Action Steps, Family and Community Engagement, Partnerships) and will revise their SPPs as Blueprint implementation is rolled out (for example, as SEL intensive site plans and goals are completed)
    • Phase 3: Revisions to SPP
      • To be completed Fall 2018 

    The SPP and guidance document for the 2018-19 school year are available on Document Tracking Services (DTS). Principals have been given access to DTS; for issues with logging in or to grant additional staff access, email the Achievement and Accountability Office.


    Additional information:

    2018-19 SPP Timeline:

    • January 16, 2018 (CLN week): Schools receive SPP template and guidance
    • February 12, 2018: Schools complete draft goals, strategies, positions, and funding
    • February 12 to 16, 2018: CLN week discussion and review
    • February 12 to March 16, 2018: Iterations of SPP, updated during budget process
    • March 12 to 16, 2018: CLN week discussion and review
    • Summer 2018:
      • Schools write action steps for strategies
      • Schools complete partnerships and FCE section for goals
      • Schools write 2018-19 FCE plan
      • ILEDs give input to principals on updated SPPs
    • Fall 2018: School revisions to SPPs
    • October 2018: Final SPPs approved and posted to the district website 

    For questions about SPP (e.g., documents, editing in the online tool, etc), please email the Office of Achievement and Accountability.