School Performance and Accountability | Washington, DC
                                               August 3–4, 2009
School Performance and Accountability

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School Performance and Accountability

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School Performance and Accountability

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School Performance and Accountability

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School Performance and Accountability

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School Performance and Accountability

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  1. 1. School Performance and Accountability | Washington, DC August 3–4, 2009 Optional Post-Conference Working Group: August 4, 2009 Measure, Manage and Report Performance to Secure Funding You Will Learn to: Examine the Recovery Act and Its Impact on Align Performance Measures with Your Strategic Vision Your School Create a management system that links evaluation, Prepare, anticipate, obtain and manage funds to improve planning and performance to your mission your educational programs Improve Achievement Results through Family-School- Utilize Performance Measures to Close the Community Partnerships Achievement Gap Engage administration, teachers, parents and community Monitor your school’s achievement and progress through leaders to build and establish resources to drive positive performance based initiatives outcomes Featuring an Interactive and Comprehensive Working Group: Effective Educational Grants Management Under the Recovery Act Utilize Appropriate Data to Assess Performance Standards 1
  2. 2. School Performance and Accountability Who Day One: Monday, August 2, 2009 8:30 Should Attend: Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote Address Examine the Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on • Superintendents & Assistant the Educational System Superintendents With a platform on reforming education opportunities for today’s youth, the Obama Administration has made early strides to bring education performance and reform issues • Principals and Assistant to the forefront. The current focus is on promoting performance and accountability to help Principals schools achieve the highest results possible. What does that mean for your school system? How will the President’s agenda of the next four years help aid your commitment to education progress? During this keynote address, discuss the future of school performance and • School Board Members accountability and: • Understand the current landscape for reinvestment in nationally sponsored educational activities and programs • School Business Managers • Capitalize on the President’s agenda and obtain new resources to further your mission and goals • Operations Directors • Utilize federal assistance to revitalize current school performance activities to mirror federal progress • Planning, Assessment and Research Directors 10:00 Break and Refreshments • Division/Department Chairs 10:15 Develop a Strategic Plan to Meet District and School Performance Goals • State & Federal Education • Determine vital elements of a sound strategic plan using performance management framework Department Personnel • Establish outcome goals to drive mission-aligned organizational results • Ensure that responsible fiscal management is a priority in your strategic plan • School Performance and Accountability Personnel 11:15 Create Performance Measures Using the Logic Model Approach • Develop quality performance measures that help drive results in your agency • Identify and define intermediate and end outcomes for your financial management framework • Analyze ways to audit and evaluate your measures to build a more successful performance management system 12:15 Lunch Break 2
  3. 3. School Performance and Accountability Top 5 Day One, Continued: Monday, August 2, 2009 Reasons to Attend: 1:15 We have the Data Now What?: Collect and Evaluate Performance Information 1. Formulate a Performance- • Apply principles to execute collection practices that align local, state and federal data Based Framework for Your • Analyze how the use of data can assist in clearly defining transparency and accountability School District • Identify and implement comprehensive data collection tools to evaluate performance 2. Comply with Federal 2:15 and State Performance Break and Refreshments Accountability Standards 2:30 3. Craft Performance Measures Close the Achievement Gap Through Data Analysis that Promote Your Mission • Evaluate data analysis strategies within your district to improve achievement • Encourage district wide data collection standards and initiatives to manage the analysis process 4. Discover the Fundamentals • Understand how your data collection and analysis fits into the national education data of Performance-Based Pay collection infrastructure 5. Utilize Benchmarks to 3:30 Assess the Performance of Develop a System to Report Performance Measures and Outcomes Your School District • Communicate how your performance to align with the overall mission and goals of performance initiatives • Align priorities and results from the top down for efficient reporting practices • Determine your different audiences and the frequency to collect and report performance data 4:30 Adjourn 3
  4. 4. School Performance and Accountability Day Two: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 “Given our economic circumstances, it’s 8:30 Continental Breakfast critical that money go out quickly but it’s 9:00 Keynote Address even more important Make the Grade: The Future of Pay- for -Performance that it be spent President Obama has called for increasing high performing teacher pay as a part of an initiatives o help U.S. students and educators reclaim an edge in the global classroom. wisely...The first step However many unions are opposed to increased pay for top-performing educators. What will this mean for the future of pay-for-performance under the Obama administration? Will a toward real and promise of triple spending on education in the 2010 fiscal year be impacted by potentially incentivizing more and more teachers? During this keynote address you will: lasting reform that will • Learn what an implementation of pay-for-performance standards will mean for teachers • Determine if allotted budgetary dollars must be used to execute potential ensure our students’ monetary mandates • Understand how to have a dialogue with union representatives and educational leadership competitiveness to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of pay-for-performance implementation begins with absolute transparency and 10:00 Break and Refreshments accountability in how we invest our dollars, 10:15 Forge Family-School-Community Partnerships to Improve Outcomes educate our children, • Engage all stakeholders to leverage resources to meet performance outcomes evaluate our teachers, • Discuss strategies that build mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure lasting success for performance initiatives and measure our • Ensure you and your partners are utilizing the same measures to evaluate critical program success success. We must be much more open and 11:15 honest about what Closing Dialogue Race to the Top: Innovations in School Performance works in the classroom • Discuss how the “Race to the Top” stimulus money aids classroom innovation • Understand the criteria you must follow in order to be eligible for 5 billion in funds and what doesn’t.” • Examine how the stimulus money impacts federal government reach on local school performance Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education 12:15 Conference Adjourns/Lunch Break/Working Group Registration 4 4
  5. 5. School Performance and Accountability Sponsorship Day Two, Continued: Tuesday, August 3, 2009 Opportunities 1:15 Working Group Effective Educational Grants Management Under the Recovery Act The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is boasting unprecedented funds of $787 As a conference and training billion. As a presidential promise, our nation’s schools are seeing a portion of those funds provider, The Performance being invested in their future to increase results. This workshop will provide tools necessary to determine how your school can benefit from the Institute is an expert in bringing Recovery Act and how to efficiently manage funding through the grants lifecycle to achieve together leaders to share enhanced educational performance. You will be prepared to identify the ins- and -outs for and discuss best practices applying and receiving the stimulus money. You will also learn to: and innovations. We connect • Understand the Recovery Act and track the distribution of funds from Federal agencies, like the Department of Education decision-makers with respected • Learn requirements and guidance to effectively manage activities under the Recovery Act solution providers. • Examine critical action steps necessary to obtain and maintain funding under the accelerated timeframes of the stimulus plan The Institute offers four different • Outline communication process to comply with transparency and reporting requirements pre-designed sponsorship packages: 4:15 Working Group Adjourns • Event Co-Sponsor • Session Sponsor Understand the Recovery Act and Its Impact on Your School • Luncheon Sponsor • Exhibit Booth Sponsor For more information on sponsorships or to get started, contact Jessica Ward at 703-894-0481 ext. 215 or 5 5
  6. 6. School Performance and Accountability Bring this Program to Your Organization One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s educational offerings is the delivery of on-site trainings and management facilitations. Bringing a training or facilitation in-house gives you the opportunity to customize a program that addresses your exact challenges and provides a more personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training for your department or for an organization-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by The Performance Institute will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. Customization We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf solution”. While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, The Performance Institute’s subject matter experts will work with you and your team to examine your programs and determine your exact areas of need. The identification of real life examples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates with participants while at the same time providing immediate return on your training investment. Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your organization, instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum of each session to your objectives. While the majority of on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, The Performance Institute also has the ability to accommodate organizational-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, The Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. Areas of Expertise On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: • Strategic Planning • Performance Measurement • Project Management • Lean Six Sigma • Workforce Management • Performance-Based Budgeting • Performance-Based Contracting • Performance Reporting • Program Evaluation • Administrative Management • Leadership and Change For more information about in-house training options available to you, please contact Jennifer Mueller at 703- 894-0481 x 223 or email her at 6
  7. 7. School Performance and Accountability Logistics & Registration REGISTRATION 1. ONLINE at VENUE & HOTEL 2. VIA FAX to 703-894-0482 School Performance and Accountability will be hosted at The Performance Institute’s 3. VIA PHONE to 703-894-0481 Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of the D.C. Metro. A public parking garage is located inside of the 4. VIA MAIL to 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Sixth Floor building for $10/day. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be provided for Arlington, VA 22201 delegates on each day. The Performance Institute Training Center Yes! Register me for School Performance and Accountability 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Yes! Add the working group Arlington, VA 22201 Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team 703-894-0481 A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Delegate Information Marriott at the prevailing rate of $165.00 until July 5, 2009. This rate is based on the Government Per Diem and is subject to change. Please call the hotel directly and reference code “School Performance” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Please Name Title ask the hotel about a complimentary shuttle that is also available for your convenience. Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott 1533 Clarendon Blvd. Office Organization Arlington, VA 22209 703-528-2222 | TUITION Address The tuition rate for School Performance and Accountability is as follows: Offerings Early Bird Rate Regular Rate City State Zip Conference Only $499 $599 Working Group $199 * For the Early Bird Rate, Register by: May 26, 2009 Telephone Fax GROUP DISCOUNTS For more information on group discounts for Measuring and Evaluating Social Services Email Performance 2009 please contact Melvin Hall at 703-894-0481 or email him at Cancellation Policy is some way we can improve, please write your Payment Information comments on the evaluation form provided upon your For live events: The Performance Institute will provide a arrival. Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning full refund less $399 administration fee for cancellations Training Form/Purchase Order experience and wish to request a credit or refund, four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs Check (accepted by mail only) please submit it in writing no later than 10 business within two weeks prior to conference start date, no days after the end of the training to: The Performance refund will be issued. Registrants who fail to attend Credit Card Institute: Quality Assurance, 1515 N. Courthouse and do not cancel prior to the event will be charged the Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201 entire registration fee. Note: As speakers are confirmed six months before the For webinars: The Performance Institute will provide a event, some speaker changes or topic changes may full refund less $50 administrative fee for cancellations occur in the program. The Performance Institute is four weeks before the event. If cancellation occurs Credit Card Number Expiration Date not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to within two weeks prior to conference start date, no ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate refund will be issued. Registrants who fail to attend in the program. and do not cancel prior to the meeting will be charged the entire registration fee. If for any reason The Performance Institute decides to cancel this conference, The Performance Institute All the cancellation requests need to be made online Name on Card 3 Digit Card verification # accepts no responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or Your confirmation email contains links to modify or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, cancel registrations. Please note that the cancellation is sponsors and guests. not final until you receive a written confirmation. Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If Discounts payment is not received by the conference start date, Billing Zip Code • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at a method of payment must be presented at the time of time of registration and before the cut-off date in registration in order to guarantee your participation at Please make checks payable to: The Performance Institute order to receive any discount. the event. Priority Code: S261-ONCAT • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require Quality Assurance payment at the time of registration. • All discount offers cannot be combined with any The Performance Institute strives to provide you with the other offer. most productive and effective educational experience 7 • Discounts cannot be applied retroactively possible. If after completing the course you feel there
  8. 8. About The Performance Institute Called “the leading think tank in performance measurement for government” on OMB’s, The Performance Institute has been a leader in Performance Management training and policy since the 2000 administration transition. As part of the Government Performance Coalition, a group of good government organizations, the Institute worked in 2000 to deliver recommendations to the then new administration on what would become the President’s Management Agenda. In 2009, the Institute is leading Innovations in Government: From Transition to Transformation, or, a collection of forums, research and recommendations to bring insight and transformation to the federal government. The goal of InnoGOV. org is to centralize the importance of performance, accountability and transparency in government and to disseminate the leading best practices to government managers. The Performance Institute has published several research reports regarding performance management initiatives and trains over 10,000 government managers per year on performance-based topics. Dedicated to improving citizen services and taxpayer transparency, the Institute uses a best-practices foundation to deliver the most effective and tested methodologies for improving performance. For More Information, Visit Our Website at