Describes the implementation in Seattle Public Schools, known under the direction of Superintendent Joseph Olchefske, from a system-wide standards and accountability scheme as the performance agenda. The performance agenda set academic standards for students and defined professional expectations for teachers and administrators. A primary goal of the agenda was the teaching practice align with academic outcomes for students and introduce performance-based practices in the management of teachers … Read more »

Describes the implementation in Seattle Public Schools, known under the direction of Superintendent Joseph Olchefske, from a system-wide standards and accountability scheme as the performance agenda. The performance agenda set academic standards for students and defined professional expectations for teachers and administrators. A primary goal of the agenda was the teaching practice align with academic outcomes for students and introduce performance-based practices in the management of teachers and staff. Focuses clearly establish accountability to the interaction of the district contracts with efforts to teachers.
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Stig Leschly
Source: Harvard Business School
18 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 23, 2002. Prod #: 803038-PDF-ENG
Seattle Public Schools – 1995-2002 (B): The Performance-agenda HBR case solution