Fiscal Year 2017 → Question 7
The FY 2017 budget for Study Circles is $391,444 which primarily represents salary inclusive of employee benefits.
The following are the current metrics used:
These measures are intended to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of Study Circles in identifying and addressing issues of equity going forward. Currently, the Study Circles Program works with participating schools and offices to create goals based on the School or Office Improvement Plans. After each session, an evaluation is given to all participants to measure progress.
This year, the Study Circle goals are specifically linked to the school or office’s Equity Goal. Therefore, year-end evaluations will be connected to the identified Equity Goals.
In FY 2015, the Study Circles Program developed a framework for measuring the impact on closing the achievement gap. The framework includes six levels:
There is evidence from all 24 Instructional Leadership Teams working with Study Circles that progress is being made based on the framework. A new end-of-year evaluation was piloted with six teams at the end of FY 2015 asking about their progress on each level of the Study Circles’ framework. The evaluation will be administered to all teams at the end of FY 2016.