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Building Goals

North Santiam School District Goals Process

NSSD has a systematic needs assessment and goal setting process that provides a clear and focused direction for the district.  Within this process all improvement activities and initiatives for the entire district are identified.  This process begins in February when the Board reviews all Board and District Goals.  The superintendent follows the Board with his goals for the following year.  These two initial steps set the stage for district directors and building principals to make aligned decisions for the coming school year.

In June,  the District completes a dynamic needs assessment review (Data Workshop), with all building principals, directors, associate superintendent and superintendent. In this review, similar data sources were used to analyze district and building needs. The assessment and data reviewed are District Interim Assessments, State Assessments, SWISS (referral data) , Attendance, 9th grade on-track, Teacher Needs Assessment Survey, Professional Audit of Collaborative Teaming (PACT), TELL survey, Teacher Evaluation Data (Oregon Matrix, SLG meets), and individual building survey collections.

Each school submits annual building goals. Each plan has an Immediate, Intermediate #1, Intermediate #2, and a Long Term goal. Each of these goal areas are written with a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Targeted (SMART) goal format. Goals are created, monitored, and evaluated at the building and district level. All building principals and directors submit quarterly reports to the Board and principals provide verbal updates when they host a Board meeting at their school site. At the conclusion of this process, district and building targeted goals are completed and common outcomes are often identified.

In August, the results of the prior year’s goal results are presented to the Board and the current goals are presented.  During August in-service activities, each of our five buildings present their goals to staff.  Often, building goals are then leveraged for teachers to write their individual or team goals.

The district utilizes this process to make informed decisions on how to utilize all federal and state funding to make continuous district and school improvements.

NSSD K-8 Building Goals


Immediate Goal (All Schools)

By May 2017, all schools will increase our average percent proficient on the Smarter Balanced Math Assessments based on cohort performance from the 2015-16 school year.

Intermediate Goal #1 (All Schools)

By May 2017, all schools will increase teacher effectiveness in relation to student engagement strategies to an overall average score of 3.0 in Domains 2 and 3 on the Danielson rubric used in teacher evaluation system.

Intermediate Goal #2 (Stayton Middle)

By May 2017, SMS will continue the process of meeting level 1 certification requirements in the AVID system  through continued implementation of AVID College Readiness System at 80% of the Indicators on Essentials #5 and #11.

Intermediate Goal #2 (Mari-Linn, Sublimity)

By May 2017, Mari-Linn and Sublimity will increase the culture of our schools to prepare our students for career and college readiness as measured by the Middle Level Academic Rigor and Support Self-Assessment Tool provided by AVID. (Baseline data will be collected in September and  then goals will be set to meet the individual building needs.)

Intermediate Goal #2 (Stayton Elementary)

By May 2017, SES will increase the collaborative culture as measured by the PACT and TELL (NSSD version) survey.

Long Range Goal

To be considered Outstanding Schools at SES, ML, SUB, and SIS/SMS by June 2017, which create future citizens, parents and an educated workforce that contribute to the community by preparing students academically and socially for success at the high school level based on DuFour’s eight characteristics of an outstanding school as listed in Superintendent’s goals

Stayton Intermediate/Middle School 2015-16 Goals