Operational Goal: Overall Implementation Status
Within 3 years we will increase our five-year graduation rates by 5 per cent through the implementation of an evidence-based K-12 strategy.

Implementing our Strategies

Overall Strategy 1

Implement the WRDSB Kindergarten-Grade 12 (K-12) Comprehensive Literacy Approach in all schools to ensure students develop the necessary literacy skills for life.

Lead Strategies Measures Status
Special Education Support reading interventions in elementary and secondary schools. Implementation

  • Number of students receiving interventions

Outcome

  • Reading levels of students receiving support
  • Percentage of students achieving the provincial standard in EQAO reading and writing scores in Grades 3 and 6 and OSSLT
Teaching and Learning Support educators (elementary & secondary) in understanding and implementing the new Comprehensive Literacy Approach through the wraparound PD model. Implementation

  • Number of educators and schools who engage in the wraparound PD session
  • Feedback from educators who engage in PD sessions

Outcome

  • Feedback from educators on attitude and changes instructional practices related to implementing the Comprehensive Literacy Approach
  • Percentage of students achieving the provincial standard in EQAO reading and writing scores in Grades 3 and 6 and OSSLT
Teaching and Learning Support elementary administrators in understanding and implementing the Comprehensive Literacy Approach through monthly administrator sessions. Implementation

  • Number of administrators who engage in PD sessions
  • Feedback from administrators who engage in PD sessions

Outcome

  • Feedback from administrators on attitude and confidence in leading the implementation of the Comprehensive Literacy Approach
  • Percentage of students achieving the provincial standard in EQAO reading and writing scores in Grades 3 and 6 and OSSLT

Overall Strategy 2

Implement strategies to identify and intervene to support students in-risk on their pathway to graduation and success to ensure equity of opportunity and equity of outcome for each and every student.

Lead Strategies Measures Status
Special Education Implement the Kindergarten Self-regulation (KSR) initiative to support students readiness to learn. Implementation

  • Collection of KSR data in schools
  • Use of fall and spring KSR results in schools

Outcome

  • KSR assessment scores across 5 domains in fall and spring
Program Management Implement and monitor strategy to re-engage students in-risk using re-engagement teachers. Implementation

  • Number of students reached out to by re-engagement team
  • Number of students re-engaged

Outcome

  • Number of students who graduate as a result of re-engagement
  • Identification of barriers students experience
Program Management Develop administrators’ capacity to support students in-risk. (e.g., in Grade 9, in later grades to recover credits) Implementation

  • List of credit recovery strategies being used each secondary school

Outcome

  • Number of students who have recovered failed courses each semester
Corporate Services – Research Develop and support the use of a list of indicators (Road Map to 100) to support schools in identifying students at risk of not graduating. Implementation

  • List of students provided to each elementary and secondary school

Outcome

  • Number of students experiencing successful transition to secondary school
  • Percentage of students graduating in 4 or 5 years
Human Resource Services Review the staffing process to ensure a more equitable approach to allocating those sections designated to support our students with special learning needs. Implementation

  • Review elementary staffing allocation as it relates to Special Education Resource Teacher FTE
  • Explicit definition of what designated sections can be assigned to secondary schools (i.e., framework sections)
  • Analysis and monitoring of sections designated to support students with special learning needs at the beginning and mid-semester

Outcome

  • Comparison of actual elementary allocation for 2019-20 school year with allocation using revised model
  • Number of staff assigned to those sections designated to support students with special learning needs
  • Implementation in the 2020-2021 school year
Human Rights and Equity Enhance or develop relationships with Advisory Groups to identify and address systemic barriers to student success. Implementation

  • Feedback on sense of engagement and accomplishment of the groups using the Committee Review Tool

Outcome

  • List of systemic barriers developed with corresponding action items

Overall Strategy 3

Implement strategies to ensure appropriate resources (financial, physical, human and information technology) are in place to support staff and students in their effort to ensure each and every student experiences success.

Lead Strategies Measures Status
Information and Technology Services Implement modernized Student Information System (SIS) to support Board operations, reporting requirements, and evidence-based decision making. Implementation

  • Creation of a project charter, project roadmap and governance structure
  • List of required resources (human, financial)
  • Presentation of board report

Outcome

  • Procurement of SIS
  • Meeting Ministry reporting
    requirements (OnSIS)
  • Consistent use of SIS dashboard by
    school administrators and central staff
Business Services Maintain financial stability and direct resources towards strategic
and operational priorities of the Board.
Implementation

  • Quarterly budget updates to Board of Trustees
  • Description of special projects and in-year requests assessed against identified criteria (e.g., Operational Goals, Legislative Requirements, Contractual requirements)

Outcome

  • Comparison of actual spending versus budgeted spending
Business Services Continue to provide accessible, high-quality, before and after school care in our schools. Implementation

  • Observations on program quality and Ministry guidelines through site visits

Outcome

  • Feedback on experience and satisfaction from parents/ guardians through a survey
  • Level of access for students with special needs to before and after school programs in their school, to safely participate in activities
Business Services Ensure school configurations, boundaries and utilization support the delivery of core curriculum. Implementation

  • Revision of the school configuration and boundary policies
  • Completion of boundary studies
  • Feedback from boundary studies
    and accommodation reviews

Outcome

  • Facilities available to deliver required credits
  • Building utilization rates
  • Number of student transitions
Corporate Services – Communications Redevelop the external-facing website to provide an accessible
platform that promotes information sharing and family, caregiver and community engagement.
Implementation

  • Website platform purchased
  • New website launched

Outcome

  • Feedback from stakeholders through surveys on format and content
  • Analytics on engagement levels
Corporate Services – Communications Leverage all channels of communication to share positive student stories to serve as an inspiration to students, staff and families. Implementation

  • Number of positive news stories
  • Analytics of posts (e.g., levels and
    types of engagement)

Outcome

  • Feedback from students, staff and families through a survey