World's Best Workforce Plan



World's Best Workforce Plan















Our complete plan is attached below.

 

What is WMEP's World’s Best Workforce Plan?

In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 2013, section 120B.11, a school board, at a public meeting, shall adopt a comprehensive, long-term strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned with creating the world's best workforce (WBWF).

The comprehensive strategic plan that districts create is intended to serve as a foundational document to align educational initiatives that serve to ensure reaching intended student outcomes from pre-kindergarten to post high school graduation.

WMEP strives to provide the best educational opportunities for all students. Providing an education to Minnesota youth that leads to creating the "Worlds Best Workforce” means striving to do the following:

  • Have all students meet school readiness goals
  • Have all third grade students achieve grade-level literacy
  • Close the academic achievement gap among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and their more privileged peers
  • Have all students graduate from high school
  • Have all students attain college and career preparedness

In order to create the worlds best workforce, it is imperative that academic achievement gaps are closed among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and not living in poverty as well as for English language learners and non-English language learners and for students who receive or do not receive special education.

The West Metro Education Program will consider and use existing plans, documents and strategies that are already be in place and/or are required by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), such as the Title I Plan, Local Literacy Plan; Student Transition Plan to College and Career Readiness; Plan for Educator Effectiveness-Q Comp, and the Achievement and Integration Plan.

This district level strategic plan illustrates how the various existing district plans fit together and serve as a blueprint to promote equity, excellence and the arts to create a quality workforce equipped with necessary skills for the 21st century. WMEP's entire WBWF plan is attached below.

How Will WMEP Support and Improve Teaching and Learning?

The WBWF plan includes the following processes to support and improve teaching and learning:

Assess and Evaluate Student Progress:

  • Clearly defined student achievement goals and benchmarks
  • Process to evaluate each student’s progress toward meeting the state and local academic standards

Assess and Evaluate Instructional Effectiveness

  • Agreement between local union and school board on a teacher evaluation system
  • A rubric that defines effectiveness of instruction
  • Description of the professional standards the district used in the development of the system
  • Description of the form of teacher collaboration i.e. professional learning teams, peer coaching, principal feedback and reflection on instruction
  • Description of opportunities for evaluation feedback on instruction from summative evaluators
  • Description of the plan for program improvement

Assess and Evaluate Curriculum Effectiveness

  • A system to review and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and curriculum
  • Practices that integrate high-quality instruction, rigorous curriculum, instructional technology, and a collaborative professional culture that support teacher quality, performance and effectiveness
  • Evidence-based strategies for improving curriculum, instruction and student achievement

Funding

  • An annual budget for continuation of district plan implementation

How Will Success Be Measured?

Success in reaching the Worlds Best Workforce goals will be measured by the following:

  • Student performance on the National Association of Education Progress (NAEP)
  • Reduction of the academic achievement gap by student subgroup as measured by formative Renaissance Learning STAR Assessments and summative student performance on the MN Comprehensive Assessments, and ACT
  • College and career readiness under section 120B.30

What Is Our Timeline?

August 1, 2014 Assign project to District Data and Assessment Director

September 15, 2014  First Draft of the WBWF Plan

October-December 2014 – Design and review the district’s Worlds Best Workforce (WBWF) Plan

January 2014Implement WMEP WBWF Plan

October 1, 2015 – Develop report on the implementation of the previous yearsWBWF plan

November 2014 – Update WBWF plan with new goals and strategies

The timeline will be reviewed annually.



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Anne Marie Arndt,
Nov 11, 2014, 9:37 AM