surveyed, only three were rated at the
“base acceptable” level or above, with
the remainder as “needs improvement”
or “severely lacking.” The three qualities
that did come back as being acceptable
were “willing to follow directives from
supervisor,” “willingness to learn,” and
“helps others.” Stocker says that the HR
directors in the task force were actually
encouraged by which three attributes
were acceptable. “They were very excited
that the three that were average were
trainable qualities... skills can be taught;
interpersonal qualities and who we are is
harder to change,” she says.
Nancy Miller, director of the Alaska
SHRM State Council and member of
the Workforce Readiness Task Force,
says that she wasn’t surprised at the
survey results, especially since the survey is concerning young workers who
have specifically transitioned directly
from high school to the workplace.
“That’s a drastic change,” Miller says.
“At least when a student attends college
many begin full or part time jobs and
their transition might be a little easier.
But I did like that it wasn’t all gloom
Destination 2020: ASD’s strategic plan
Every child. At least one year’s growth. Every year.
Destination 2020 is the district’s comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase stu- dent achievement. The plan focuses on improving the performance of every
child to ensure at least one year’s academic growth each year. Destination 2020
is built on the district’s mission, vision and core values as outlined by the school
board. Learn about how Destination 2020 was created and its components.
Goals and strategies
Goal 1: 90 percent of students will be proficient in reading, writing and
math. ASD will deliver comprehensive K- 12 curriculum with explicit and
differentiated instruction to all students.
Goal 2: 90 percent of students will graduate high school. ASD will increase
opportunities for every student to reach his or her potential and achieve
career and college readiness.
Goal 3: Every student will attend school at least 90 percent of the time. ASD
will increase student and parent engagement and enhance student experience
in the classroom.
Goal 4: 90 percent of parents recommend their child’s school to others. ASD
will build stronger relationships with students and parents through effective
communication and parental involvement opportunities.
Goal 5: 100 percent staff and students feel safe at school. ASD will provide a
physically and emotionally safe environment for all students and staff.
Goal 6: All departments will rank in the top quartile for operational efficiency.
ASD will improve long-range planning to enhance and focus programs to
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