New student achievement goals up for consideration

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Trustees are considering adopting six new student achievement goals to set expectations that, in part, more students will graduate and be involved in school.

Trustees and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa developed the proposed achievement goals after reviewing district results and holding multiple workshops. Hinojosa said most of the proposed goals have key performance indicators.

The goals are:

  • Goal 1: All students will exhibit Satisfactory or above performance on State assessments. Students below Satisfactory performance will demonstrate more than one year of academic growth;
  • Goal 2: Dallas ISD schools will be the primary choice for families in the district;
  • Goal 3: The achievement gap by race, ethnicity and social economic status will be no greater than 10 percentage points on all academic measures;
  • Goal 4: 95% of students will graduate. Of the graduates, 90% have qualifying scores for community college, college, military, or industry certification;
  • Goal 5: 95% of entering kindergarten students are school-ready on a multidimensional assessment;
  • Goal 6: All students will participate in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity each year.

To make the goals actionable, Hinojosa said they should be a part of his annual evaluation. Trustees will consider adopting the student achievement goals on Jan. 28.

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