Our district has a simple but bold vision – thriving schools that prepare graduates for college, career, and community. To achieve this vision, we need exceptional central office departments that inspire excellence with equity and produce the highest-quality products and services. Central Office Measures of Performance (COMPs) are one way that we set goals, monitor their progress, and evaluate success in MMSD.
Why Create a COMP?Throughout the annual COMP process, departments identify their work streams, priority projects, and metrics/data for monitoring completion and success. The COMP process aligns with both the MMSD’s Strategic Framework and the Central Office Satisfaction Survey, administered to central office departments every spring. The COMP Theory of Action follows a similar logic to the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Theory of Action: If we execute these work streams and priority projects effectively, we will fulfill our department’s purpose and provide the highest level of support to schools, students, and families.
Click on the link below to download the COMP Resource Overview document.
Educational Equity Guidance Tool
COMPs can be a key approach to intentionally distributing department resources among schools, students, and staff based on what each needs to achieve universal goals and to realize the district's vision that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career, and community. In 2018-19, the Board of Education adopted the a guidance tool to reflect on the equitable nature of a proposal, practice, or policy. Framing concepts, thoughtful considerations, and pauses between each step for reflection, along with worksheets to capture data and findings, can be found in the Educational Equity Guidance Tool. This tool can be useful as you develop your COMP, especially when defining your department's purpose and undertaking priority projects.
Manage Projects Effectively
Project management plays an integral role in the success of COMPs. In 2015-16, central office departments jointly focused on project management as a method to efficiently and successfully complete projects in order to better serve the district. Project charter and work plan materials, along with other project management tools, can be found in the Project Management Toolkit.
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*This content was reviewed and updated in September 2019*