I know that I have written about this before, but I just have to keep on writing about it.
When the Board approved the Southeast Initiative as part of the Framework for the new Student Assignment Plan, accountability formed a significant element of the approved program. That accountability element required the District to establish a rigorous accountability process with school-specific goals in the areas of enrollment growth, first choice for assignment, increased academic achievement, student and teacher climate survey results, and attendance. Each school was to have goals for 2010 and benchmarks for each of the three intervening years. These goals were supposed to be in place by September of 2007, yet they were not.
It is now March. Yet the 2010 goals and the annual benchmarks for the Southeast Initiative still have not been set!
I am deeply troubled by the gap between the District's talk about accountability and the District's action on accountability. This is not the only example.
Who is supposed to be doing this work? Is it Pat Sanders? Why hasn't it been done? Who is supposed to be supervising the people who are supposed to be doing this work and why haven't they done their job?
Director Martin-Morris said that he would ask about this at the Student Learning Committee meeting, but I don't know if he did or what answer he got. Did anyone attend the meeting and hear?
I don't know why all of the Board members aren't asking the Superintendent about this every day.