Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/18/2018 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 3. Report with Possible Action on the District-Wide Equity Audit
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 1.06 - Equity in MPS
Attachments: Equity Chart.pdf
File Attachment:
Equity Chart.pdf
Background: On November 30, 2017, the Board adopted Resolution 1718R-006 regarding a District-Wide Equity Audit.

Through adoption of the Resolution, the Board directed the Office of Accountability and Efficiency (OAE) to conduct a district-wide equity audit to gather baseline data to use as a starting point for measuring progress towards the district’s equity goals.

The OAE continues to work with the Administration in developing the systems to monitor and inform decisions on equity. While the work is ongoing, many school level data points have been considered, and key correlations are presented for review.

Key takeaways from the analysis show that:

• student achievement at the school level has a strong positive correlation to staff attendance and staff tenure and a strong negative correlation to staff turnover; and

• the student stability rate has a strong positive correlation with achievement and student attendance and a strong negative correlation with Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs); and

• the average teacher tenure rate has a strong negative correlation with ODRs, while the number of school leaders in the past five years has a positive correlation with ODRs.

The strength of the relationship between each of the data points reviewed is presented in the attachment to this item.

The OAE will continue to work with the Administration to explore next steps based on the review of equity measures.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Michael Trueblood - Manager
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer