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THE
COMPASS

Raising the bar, Closing gaps, Preparing for our future
Our Pathway To Excellence
2020-2021 through 2027-2028

Focus Area 1: Learning, Accountability, and Results

Progress Indicators Compass Commitments
English Language Arts /
Literacy Achievement
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the State of Maryland’s ELA/Literacy standards for college and career readiness.
Mathematics Achievement
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the State of Maryland’s Mathematics standards for college and career readiness.
  • Increase the number of Grade 8 students participating and successfully completing Algebra 1 in middle school
Science Achievement
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the State of Maryland’s Science assessment standards.
Social Studies Achievement
  • Increase the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the State of Maryland’s Social Studies assessment standards.*
    *Dependent on assessment availability
Equity Access to Advanced
Coursework
  • Close the gap between student groups in GT identification.
English Learner Progress
  • Increase the percentage of English Learner students making progress toward English proficiency.
College and Career Readiness
  • Increase the percentage of BCPS graduates who meet the State of Maryland’s standards for college and career success.

Focus Area 2: Safe and Supportive Environment

Progress Indicators Compass Commitments
Student Engagement
  • Increase student attendance and reduce the number of students who are chronically absent.
    Increase the percentage of students who respond favorably to Stakeholder Survey items in the areas of student support and belonging.
Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
  • Close gaps between student groups in suspension rates to reduce disproportionate impact for overrepresented students.
  • Increase the percentage of students who respond favorably to Stakeholder Survey items in the areas of social-emotional well-being and physical safety.
  • Ensure the emergency preparedness of schools.

Focus Area 3: High-Performing Workforce and Alignment of Human Capital

Progress Indicators Compass Commitments
High-Performing Workforce
  • Increase teacher retention through proactive measures that maximize the system’s human capital capacity.
  • Promote higher levels of teacher attendance through employee and supervisor training and wellness activities.
  • Increase the percentage of teachers working within their area of certification through efforts to recruit and retain in national critical shortage areas.

Focus Area 4: Community Engagement and Partnerships

Progress Indicators Compass Commitments
Family and Community
  • Maintain high levels of family and community engagement and increase the effective use of partner resources.
Engagement
Multilingual Outreach
  • Increase the resources provided to serve non-English speaking students and their families.

Focus Area 5: Operational Excellence

Progress Indicators Compass Commitments
Fiscal Responsibility
  • Increase efficiencies in fiscal processes and improve the effectiveness of practices through technology improvements and the implementation of new procedures.
Physical Resource
Management and Sustainability
  • Ensure adherence to BCPS’ Sustainability standard for energy consumption to support the effective use of physical resources.
  • Support safe and secure buildings through increased maintenance efficiencies in addressing and resolving building repairs and routine maintenance.
Information Technology
Support and Services
  • Decrease the time required to resolve technical assistance requests to support efficient operations in schools and offices.
School Utilization
  • Optimize utilization levels that support safe and secure environments and minimize the impact of overcrowding.
Transportation Effectiveness
  • Increase the percentage of daily bus runs arriving within an established window.

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443-809-4554

Report Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

Darryl L. Williams, Ed.D.
Superintendent

E-mail Dr. Williams

Follow @BCPS_Sup

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