Strategic plans are required in nearly every state. From improving school climate to closing academic achievement gaps, strategic goals—and their associated action steps—paint a bold vision for a district’s future.
But what happens after a strategic plan is in pen and paper? Does the plan simply sit on a shelf and gather dust, or are districts putting goals to effective use?
In today's world, the expectations for school districts and educators are higher than ever. Not only are educators charged with guiding students toward mastery of core academic content, but helping students develop 21st century skills has become essential to a high-quality education.
These changing expectations beg the question: How are districts rising to the challenge? What does the state of goal setting and implementation look like today according to K-12 district leaders? And what are the biggest challenges in achieving strategic goals and meeting college and career readiness standards?
At Panorama, we decided to launch a national survey of superintendents and district leaders to find out.
Introducing the 2020 District Benchmarks Report
More than 280 superintendents and district leaders responded to our survey, sharing their strategic priorities and challenges when it comes to driving student success in 2020.
In this executive report, 2020 District Benchmarks: Strategic Goals and College, Career, and Life Readiness, you’ll find exclusive data on the top listed priorities in K-12 district strategic plans and what district leaders believe are the biggest barriers to goal attainment. We also highlight key college and career readiness trends that will help your district benchmark its efforts.
No matter the priorities of your district, we hope that the findings in this report help you uncover opportunities to improve organizational effectiveness so you can meet and exceed your strategic goals.
Get a Sneak Peek at What's Inside the Report...
We organized the 2020 District Benchmarks report into three main sections:
- Strategic Goals Today
- Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Strategic Goals
- Trends in College and Career Readiness
Here’s a key finding from each of those sections:
1. Strategic Goals Today
2. Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Strategic Goals
3. Trends in College and Career Readiness
For the full findings, download your copy of the 2020 District Benchmarks report now.