AOE Staff Re-Alignment

29 August 2016

Over the past few months we have been working to reorganize our work, staff and processes in order to better support the needs of our schools and their Supervisory Unions/Districts. This effort has been largely shaped by feedback from the field and efforts to implement the Education Quality Standards.

I am very grateful for our AOE staff, who all worked hard to transition to our new structure, even as they continued to provide service and support to the field. This transition would not have succeeded without their hard work, generosity of spirit and commitment to providing better support to our school systems.

To help you and your staff understand some of our changes, four of the teams that support work related to the Education Quality Standards have created one-page documents that summarize the work they do and how they can support your school system. Specifically, these four new teams are organized as follows:

  1. Personalization and Flexible Pathways - supports implementation of Act 77 including flexible pathways and personalized learning plans.
  2. Proficiency Based Learning- supports all content areas and the development of proficiency-based learning graduation requirements and learning targets in addition to the local assessment systems required by EQS.
  3. Multi-Tiered System of Supports- supports the ongoing implementation of MTSS and all of the myriad alternatives including PBiS, SWIFT, EST, and Restorative Practices.
  4. Education Quality Assurance- supports all school systems in the development of continuous improvement plans and the Integrated Field Reviews developed over the past year.)

Read the full memo.

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