Goals, Outcomes & Indicators

The Forsyth Promise aligns key community individuals and institutions around a common set of benchmarks for student success, from cradle to career. The Forsyth Promise sought community input to develop a set of four goals, their respective outcomes, and, where available, key indicators used to measure each outcome.

GOAL ONE: SUCCEEDS IN SCHOOL

OUTCOME A: Prepared for Kindergarten from birth

INDICATOR: The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) given to all incoming kindergartners measures literacy skills.

OUTCOME B: Exhibits proficiency and growth

INDICATORS:
- Third grade reading proficiency
- Eighth grade reading proficiency
- Third grade math proficiency
- Eighth grade math proficiency

OUTCOME C: Graduates from high school

INDICATOR: Four-year graduation rate

OUTCOME D: Ready for college

INDICATOR: The American College Testing (ACT) taken by all 11th grade students measures college readiness

GOAL TWO: DEVELOPS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE

OUTCOME A: Exhibits social and emotional competence

CURRENTLY NO INDICATORS

OUTCOME B: Makes positive decisions

INDICATORS:
- Rate of drug and alcohol use
- Short term, out of school suspensions
- Juvenile delinquency rate
- Chronic Absence- no available data

GOAL THREE: PREPARES FOR THE CHANGING WORLD OF WORK

OUTCOME A: Completes a post-secondary degree, credential, or apprenticeship

INDICATORS:
- Degrees conferred by colleges or universities – no available data
- Completion of a Credential Program- no available data
- Completion of Apprenticeship Program- no available data

OUTCOME B: Demonstrates the skills most desired by employers

CURRENTLY NO INDICATORS

GOAL FOUR: PARTICIPATES IN THE COMMUNITY

OUTCOME A: Participates in the betterment of his or her community

CURRENTLY NO INDICATORS


How The Forsyth Promise Breaks Down Data

The Forsyth Promise believes that every child should grow up equipped to thrive throughout life. In Forsyth County and across the country there are differences in educational outcomes between racial/ethnic and economic status groups. The Forsyth Promise reports on both race/ethnicity and economic status because, while a link exists between the two, it is not clear which is a stronger predictor of academic outcomes

Data is additionally, whenever appropriate or available, separated by gender and Limited English Proficiency. The Forsyth Promise separates data in these ways to identify where gaps exist and to better inform targeted strategies to eliminate these gaps.