This engagement… “initiated important conversations about what our department strategic goals are and how we should measure progress. These conversations were occurring in silos, not at the broader level”, “moved us to actually adopting a broader set of performance measures”, “an interactive website with goals, metrics and current progress” – Department of Education and Early Learning
The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) delivers quality programs to pre-school, K-12, and post-secondary populations served by the Seattle Public School district. DEEL’s mission is to ensure that all Seattle children have the greatest opportunity to succeed in school and in life and to graduate from school ready for college and a career. DEEL regularly collected classroom data that provided insight into student performance trends (e.g. test scores) but sought greater insight on how to evaluate and improve the operation of their own programs.